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Computer Problems, Questions and Solutions! / Re: Home IT Issues Today
« Last post by raymac46 on December 08, 2021, 10:17:05 PM »
Just to be clear my daughter and SIL switched to Rogers Ignite, which gives TV, home phone, and Internet all on one platform. They swapped out their old hardware for a single XB6 gateway device that hooks up to their old phone lines, provides WiFi for both TV and Internet. This gateway has a default IPv4 of 10.0.0.1 and as you say, it works fine.
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Computer Problems, Questions and Solutions! / Re: Herky-Jerky Mouse Stuttering
« Last post by V.T. Eric Layton on December 08, 2021, 09:00:40 PM »
I had to resolve it one way or another. It was driving me absolutely BATTY!
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LandzDown Lounge / Re: Post your Christmas songs!
« Last post by Corrine on December 08, 2021, 08:44:25 PM »
Here's another oldie:  Andy Williams, "The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year".  https://youtu.be/73UqDX_quk0
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Computer Problems, Questions and Solutions! / Re: Herky-Jerky Mouse Stuttering
« Last post by Corrine on December 08, 2021, 08:40:47 PM »
Good detective work, Eric!
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Computer Problems, Questions and Solutions! / Herky-Jerky Mouse Stuttering
« Last post by V.T. Eric Layton on December 08, 2021, 07:19:13 PM »
This may be of some help to someone somewhere someday...

For about the past 6 months, I've been experiencing seemingly random mouse malfunctioning (as described in thread title above). At first, it seemed to have something to do with my then recent upgrade to the newest Firefox browser. However, I also found that I experienced it in Mozilla Seamonkey browser and Chromium browser.

It seemed like an excessive resource issue to me... high cpu usage, no free RAM, etc. Yet, when I checked my system monitor, cpu usage was less than 5% when this occurred, and free RAM was 9 Gig, so that wasn't the issue.

The mouse I'm using is a wireless Logitech device. It has one of those little transmitter/receivers that connects to a USB port on my system. The mouse is rather old and quite used. I thought maybe it's the optics/ball causing the problem. I cleaned the mouse thorough. Actually disassembled completely to check connections, switches, etc. All seemed fine.

The problem persisted. I even went as far as downgrading Firefox. I downgraded my kernel (I'm in Slackware Linux while experiencing this). I even reinstalled my vid card drivers. None of this had any permanent effect. The mouse would still intermittently act up. Two days ago, I was quite aggravated by this. I decided to search online (again) and see if there was any new information regarding this problem out there anywhere.

I found something! A fellow was experiencing the exact same phenomenon. He banged his head against his desk for a couple months before making one simple change. He removed the transmitter/receiver from the USB on the back of his tower computer and plugged it into one that was available on the top of the case. VOILA! For an entire two weeks previous to his posting of this, he never experienced one blip or hint of the previous issue.

This was the one thing I had not tried. I took my transmitter/receiver out of the rear USB and connected it to one I have on the front panel of my tower. It has worked fine now for two days. Further research on my part led me to some older articles here and there on the Internet that discussed Logitech transmitter/receivers causing issues with their mice and keyboards due to spurious RF (radio frequency) interference caused by other hardware within the machine... mobo, vid card, wifi card, etc. Seems that the front or top panel USB ports are somewhat more shielded than the ones on the back of the mobo/case.

If you're experiencing something like this with your wireless mouse, do this simple thing and see if it helps you any.

Luck!
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Included in the notes about the Windows 11 Dev Channel release today at Announcing Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22518 | Windows Insider Blog:

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We’re making it easier to install WSL (Windows Subsystem for Linux) from the Microsoft Store.

Bleeping Computer has a nice article about it at Windows 11 can now install WSL from the Microsoft Store.

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Computer Problems, Questions and Solutions! / Re: Home IT Issues Today
« Last post by Digerati on December 08, 2021, 06:57:21 PM »
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and the default changed from 192.168.0.1 to 10.0.0.1
That typically happens when a new router sees 192.168.1.1 was already set in the modem for the previous router. A total reset before (or after) installing the new one usually fixes that. That said, 10.0.0.1 works fine too.
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LandzDown Lounge / Re: Post your Christmas songs!
« Last post by raymac46 on December 08, 2021, 06:53:13 PM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmikN0XrRpE

Classic Victorian song by James Taylor. Lyrics by Christina Rossetti.
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Linux Help, News and Information / Re: The Elephant in the Room
« Last post by raymac46 on December 08, 2021, 06:48:15 PM »
Good to see you here, Lew.
I agree that going forward Scot's could probably be hosted for less than it costs now. He has been extraordinarily generous in his choice of hosting. However, we do have another generous host here from the look of it so even if we have only a handful of Linux refugees we can carry on.
As for Eric's concern, I still believe that a forum is better suited for real-time help and troubleshooting than as a permanent source of information. The true strength of any forum lies in the brainpower (and goodwill) of its members. Losing touch with you all would be the real tragedy if Scot's closes down, and that appears to have been averted. We'll see.
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