Bizarro copy

Phil Bieber philbieber at
Wed Nov 28 07:04:46 UTC 2007

On Nov 26, 2007 5:06 PM, Donn <donn.ingle at> wrote:
> Yikes,
>  My machine just choked and I got weird dialogues saying "can't
> read .bash-history" skip, cancel (for e.g.).
>  After a while I could type again and in konsole I top(ped) and ps(ed) and so
> forth. Found a kio_file, amarok and kmail running heavy. I killed them all
> and then noticed new folders on my desktop!
>  I now have copies of almost my entire root directory on the desktop! Sheesh.
> I know I didn't do it cos a) I'm careful, b) I was not doing anything
> drag/drop or copy related.
> I *had* set kmail to copy a vid sent to me to the desktop -- that's the only
> thing I can connect to it.
> After a while I saw a copy progress window and brought it up. It was busy
> copying gigs from file://dev/dsp#att7
> (Killed that sucker!)
> Does that dev/dsp ring any bells? I can't find any 'dsp' in /dev.
> \d
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Hi Donn,
I don't know why your system is doing this, but "DSP" sounds a lot
like it is your sound card...

Hope that helps a bit...

Philipp Bieber

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