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Wednesday, March 7th, 2001
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Here's something fun to do in Linux:

Start up an Eterm (or your favourite terminal emulator in X). Type some text to make sure it works. Hit ctrl+S. Then type more text. No more text.

^S seems to be the escape for scroll lock. But once you type ^S, you can't type ^S again to disable it. In console mode, ^S actually lights the scroll lock LED. Hitting the scroll lock button in that case will restore your input capabilities.

Anyone out there who is more enlightened than I want to explain this? Are my Eterms unrecoverable in this state? Will our hero survive this time?!
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From: zztzed
2001-03-07 07:36 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: kvance
2001-03-07 07:46 pm (UTC)
Thanks muchly.
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From: zztzed
2001-03-07 07:51 pm (UTC)
Not a problem.
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[User Picture]From: stargazer
2001-03-07 08:38 pm (UTC)
Sheesh, Kev, I knew that. You're going to lose your "typical GNU/Linux geek" status pretty fast if you keep this up. :P
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[User Picture]From: kvance
2001-03-07 09:10 pm (UTC)
Where did you learn this from? Maybe it's obvious... the obvious tends to escape me. I'm prone to making quick estimations that result in "two times three" that are met with a blank stare and a query as to wheter I mean "six" or not.

You know what I mean.

Eloquence not working, need to sleep.
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