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Mar
14
answered Can I block log messages from specific devices or drivers?
Mar
14
revised Can I block log messages from specific devices or drivers?
Made question more general
Mar
13
answered How can I prevent [flush-8:16] and [jbd2/sdb2-8] from causing GUI unresponsiveness?
Mar
13
asked Can I block log messages from specific devices or drivers?
Mar
13
comment How can I prevent [flush-8:16] and [jbd2/sdb2-8] from causing GUI unresponsiveness?
Just thinking aloud here: 100% IOWait could mean that the file system is waiting for the disk to wake from a low power state - agressive power saving is a major feature of the WD Greens. But not sure why it would lock the system. There's presumably a /dev/sda as well - which disk holds what? Like "root on sda, home on sdb"?
Mar
13
comment How can I prevent [flush-8:16] and [jbd2/sdb2-8] from causing GUI unresponsiveness?
Is this a laptop, by the way?
Mar
13
comment How can I prevent [flush-8:16] and [jbd2/sdb2-8] from causing GUI unresponsiveness?
I can tell you what they are: They are part of the file system - flush writes the RAM buffer/cache to disk, and jbd2 deals with the ext4 journal.
Mar
11
accepted Can I stop specific 'devices' from showing up in Nautilus?
Mar
11
comment Can I stop specific 'devices' from showing up in Nautilus?
Worked swimmingly, thanks!
Mar
11
asked Can I stop specific 'devices' from showing up in Nautilus?
Mar
10
comment (idea) Add Gubuntu (pure Gnome 3) to the list of Ubuntu Desktop Version
@Oxwivi From my perspective, even better :) Thanks for the link!
Mar
10
comment (idea) Add Gubuntu (pure Gnome 3) to the list of Ubuntu Desktop Version
There is such a thing as too much choice; customers presented with 30 flavors of jam buy less than those presented with 6 flavors. From a branding perspective I'd go with just three variants: Ubuntu Desktop, Netbook and Server. Those are terms most people can relate to, while I still don't know the difference between e.g. KDE and Gnome. But agree that this belongs on Ubuntu Brainstorm; it's a discussion rather than a question having an answer.
Mar
6
accepted How can I switch between the CFS and BFS schedulers?
Mar
6
revised How can I switch between the CFS and BFS schedulers?
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Mar
3
asked How can I switch between the CFS and BFS schedulers?
Mar
2
revised Which hard disk drive is which?
added lshw solution
Feb
28
comment Monitor resolution messed up, monitor is unknown
Had the same problem with an nVidia card and an Acer monitor. Couldn't understand it as it seemed to happen randomly, and in Windows 7 as well as in Ubuntu. Turns out that this happens whenever I boot the computer before I turn on the monitor(!). So at least in my setup, turning on the monitor before I turn on the computer fixed it.
Feb
26
awarded  Civic Duty
Feb
26
comment How to check system performance?
+1 for the phoronix test suite
Feb
25
answered Which hard disk drive is which?