I have noticed so keyboard/mouse hanging and other issues since I bought my new computer and installed Ubuntu 11.10.
I researched where increasing the /proc/sys/kernel/random/entropy_avail helps and it does.
Currently I do this by running
$ ls -R / in a terminal. Of course this just reads the directory and files.
It does in fact raise it to 4000 plus. Then it drops back down to 300 and 400.
After looking and trying to find a solution, how can I increase the entrophy_avail without manually LSing the hard drives from the terminal?
I must confess that I have been using Ubuntu full time since 8.04 and Windows completely free since Natty. I don't really understand this entropy_avail but my computer seems to do better when it is high at peak usage.