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Monday April 24, 2006

I tried two different Debian Testing installs on the weekend and both had installer issues. I even tried the install in VMware to isolate hardware issues and that failed too. I found a slightly older version of Debian Testing which I am going to try. The older version installing in VMware did not fail at the network setup or disk setup portion of the installer like other two verions I tried did.

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Tuesday April 25, 2006

I am now getting several Linux desktops running at home and the old issue of the mouse becoming uncontrolable after switching from one machine to another via my 8 port Belkin KVM. I found a workable work around that works and I find better than having a mouse per PC on my desk. Switch the KVM to a different Linux desktop, go ctrl-alt-F1 then ctrl-alt-F7. The key sequence takes you out of the GUI (KDE in my case) to a command prompt then back into the GUI. This refreshes the mouse and it works fine again. I found mentions of config changes and kernel changes etc to correct the issue online, and people mention various levels of success with those fixes. for now I'll stick to my current work around.

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Wednesday April 26, 2006

Emma called me at work all happy and smiley. She received in the mail a certificate showing that in 2005 our dog Jazmine was the number 4 Brittany Spaniel in Canada. The ranking comes from the tabulation of points from all the dogs Jamine beat in the show ring in 2005. Emma had a goal of a top 5 placing for 2005, which she achieved. This is a big achievement for a owner handler. Most of the dogs that do well in the show ring are handled by professionals not amateur handlers like Emma and I. There were times that Emma was in the ring and feeling very poorly from her cancer medicine, she also showed while having a major migraine headache which made her vision all wonky. Despite feeling poorly she would solder on and get the job done. Nice to have something special like this to show for all the hard work and travel in 2005.

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Thursday April 27, 2006

Been fighting with a KVM at work that used to be on my desk. The issue is that the keyboard will just not work at times. I think the issue is the PS2 to USB adapter being used for the mouse.

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