Odd mouse fix

Siju George noticed that his mouse would stop working in X, perhaps every hour.  Restarting X would fix it, but he didn’t have a clear cause.  Antonio Huete Jimenez suggested turning the sysctl ‘debug.psm.loglevel’ to 9 to at least see what messages cropped up, and that seemed to fix it.  I don’t think it’s a good long-term solution, but it’s worth mentioning in case this odd bug bites someone else.

Slightly less hassle for Linux support

Something that always got with with Linux binary support was that I couldn’t get the Linux /proc filesystem to automatically mount on boot.  I’d end up doing it by hand later, right after I tried to start a Linux binary and had all sorts of issues.  Pierre Abbat had this same problem, and Sascha Wildner has the answer: “linux_load=yes” in /boot/loader.conf.

Messylaneous: books, conventions, videos, conventions

Link dumps just so I can get caught up.

Messylaneous: reading, catchup

I apologize; I’ve been missing.  Here’s some misc links while I get back in gear:

  • A very good reason to be interested in Hammer over ZFS: nobody will threaten lawsuits over Hammer.
  • 10 tricks for admins.  I’m posting it cause I can never remember that thing with tunneling ssh out.  (via)
  • This Gaming Life, as a free download.  An excellent book that is in physical form on my shelf right now.  Yes, unrelated.