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Cogs can think.

I'm a mere, tiny, insignificant cog in a whole clockwork of stupidity.
The little cog that wanted to break free, I am.

Armada of stupidity

Sometimes things happen that make you question your own capabilities as a computer user. I have those moments quite regularly, but the one I just had really is the crown on top of my long list of stupidity.

There has always been one thing that bothered me more than anything about computers: the fact that bootloaders were always incapable of using my USB keyboard. This resulted in me having two keyboards connected to my PC (my special ultra-thin blue backlit USB keyboard and a ps/2 one). But, I needed the ps/2 one today, in order to start setting up my other x86. I was in doubt. Removing that keyboard would confine me to SuSE 9.3 (my default entry in GRUB at the moment), and I'm not yet ready for that kind of a commitment with SuSE (I like Ubuntu, still). I started looking on the internet, and all I could find was someone saying that I should change my BIOS settings. Something I've heard before, but I never assumed it was meant for me as my keyboard works great everywhere except in GRUB. However, I thought, I might as well look.

And there it was. 'USB keyboard support -- DISABLED'.

Jesus Christ.

Especially since the item below said: 'USB mouse support -- ENABLED'. Where's the sense in that?

After enabling the former, everything worked, and an annoyance that has lasted for three years has been solved.

Ugh. Sometimes I really am the flagship in the armada of stupidity.
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11:57 PM, by Anonymous Thom Holwerda

Testing new comments engine, testing    



12:08 AM, by Blogger Chris

"Sometimes I really am the flagship in the armada of stupidity."

Great quote, remind me to use it sometime :)

ziz    



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