Fix a Frozen System with the Magic SysRq Keys

You finally got your Linux environment to crash. Ctrl+Alt+Backspace does nothing, nor do the F-keys. You know you shouldn't have installed that bad driver, but you did it anyway.

So you reach for the power button.

Stop.

Mashing in the power button to reboot could cause a problem if your hard drive is still being written to, and usually causes more problems than it solves. The Linux ...

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Quick Review: Logitech QuickCam Communicate STX

Logitech has always been notorious for poor Linux driver support. That doesn't mean their hardware is poor, however. I have managed to find a decent webcam from Logitech that was plug and play in Linux.

Plug and play.

Yes, the moment I unwrapped it from its box in a box, I popped it into my laptop and fired up a webcam test application. To my surprise, it worked. Then ...


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