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Old 10-20-2003, 07:18 AM   #1
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hiccups in the system


I was wondering if anyone elses mouse/keyboard tends to fail to communicate...er...freeze for temporary intervals. I will be doing something on the net or typing something in xterm and stuff will just stop for a second or two. This happens repeatedly, but I don't know that there is necessarily a pattern. Anyway, anyone dealt with this? Suggestions? Maybe proper terms to use when Googling? Ive looked around a bit, but nothing seems to match up what I'm experiencing. It is no big deal, but it is annoying at times. My machine is fast enough that this shouldnt happen.

I suppose it could be some sort of irq problem?
 
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My machine is fast enough that this shouldnt happen.
What you should do is try and find out what (type of) process causes this, in other words if your system is I/O bound (swap/disk writing) or CPU bound (load). Sometimes a mix of shuffling partitions or HW configuration, mount parameters, hdparm, changing VM sysctls can help, sometimes something like the low-latency patch (Andrew Morton, IIRC) can help.
Easiest would be to run either Atop or Atsar (freshmeat) for a while and check the data.
 
Old 10-23-2003, 03:57 AM   #3
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Thanks UnSpawn I am wondering if it had something to do with windowmaker because having switched to blackbox, I don't have much of that problem anymore. By the way, did that security HOWTO ever get back in motion? Ive started to figure some of that stuff out myself. Starting with a minimal Debian install, I am pretty secure, I think. I also wrote a simple iptable for myself. Its all beginning to piece together anyway!
 
  


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