Marty Fried

California

I've been a computer hobbyist since before the IBM PC, and a professional programmer not too long after that. I've had experience with electronic repair, manufacturing, and testing of professional audio.

I tutored other students in Fortran before PCs existed, built my first computer from bare circuit boards and reject parts (S-100 CP/M system), and transitioned from stereo repair, to professional audio manufacturing at Dolby Labs, where I set up the automated functional testing for Dolby professional equipment. From there, I went into programming full-time as a C programmer for Mac presentation graphics systems, then to Windows C++ video programming. My last 10 years was as a C++ Windows software engineer for a corporate source code control system.

I'm now a Linux user, retired from active work but still helping friends with computer problems, configuration, audio/video setup, and other electronic devices.

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accepted Mouse clicks stop registering in some or all windows
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answered Mouse clicks stop registering in some or all windows
Feb
26
comment Using find to search for files containing a word
There are always a lot of "permission denied" outputs cluttering the results. What I usually do is to follow the command with 2>/dev/null, which causes them to be ignored. For example, find / -iname '*fsck*' 2>/dev/null
Feb
25
comment Mouse clicks stop registering in some or all windows
@Fabby: Well, so far, after only one reboot, and less than a day, the problem has not come up using the USB hub without the small extension cable, in the same port. So, I can't yet say it's solved, or if it is, why it's so.
Feb
24
awarded Yearling
Feb
24
awarded Yearling
Feb
24
comment Mouse clicks stop registering in some or all windows
@CarlH: I added more information, in case it might apply to your issues, assuming you still have them. Perhaps it would help if you want to stop using a PS/2 mouse.
Feb
24
comment Mouse clicks stop registering in some or all windows
@Fabby: Thanks for the input... I can't find any PS/2 adapters or mice. But I discovered something new today: the mouse and KB were plugged into an old passive USB hub, via an old USB-1 extension cable. I switched the mouse to a direct USB port, and it started working. I'm adding more detail to my question... – Marty Fried 11 mins ago
Feb
24
revised Mouse clicks stop registering in some or all windows
Added some more info
Feb
23
revised Mouse clicks stop registering in some or all windows
Added information
Feb
23
comment Mouse clicks stop registering in some or all windows
@Fabby: Well, it seems that the problem is more consistent than it seemed; when I started up today from power off, I had the problem, so I repeated, but logged in as guest, and it still had the problem (using Unity instead of Gnome fallback).
Feb
23
comment Mouse clicks stop registering in some or all windows
@CarlH: Thanks for that input. Although I don't really want to switch to a PS2 mouse, it does suggest a possible area to investigate. I'll see if I have an old mouse for testing.
Feb
23
comment Mouse clicks stop registering in some or all windows
@Fabby: Good question, and one I considered. But it's not repeatable in a way that's easy to test, and I don't want to use the guest session for possibly several days.
Feb
22
asked Mouse clicks stop registering in some or all windows
Feb
22
answered Mouse clicks suddenly stops working
Feb
20
revised Folder links break after reboot
added 52 characters in body
Feb
20
comment Folder links break after reboot
I think you can probably leave the added line without the '#' in front. I can't see how that error would be caused by the edit, but perhaps by something to do with gedit (I don't normally use it, I use a different editor).
Feb
20
revised Folder links break after reboot
Removed bullets, restored formatting
Feb
20
comment Folder links break after reboot
Sorry, I messed up the formatting when I tried adding bullets. Please see my edits.
Feb
20
revised Folder links break after reboot
Removed bullets, restored formatting
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