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Old 09-20-2002, 07:22 AM   #1
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Keyboard/XFree86 problem


Hi everyone.

I have a really odd problem that only occurs once you have held a key (any key) down for longer than about 15 seconds (or so). Once you have done this, it's like the keyboard driver develops a bad lag, keys only respond after being held down for 5 seconds - making the system pretty useless. The only way to cure this is to log out of the Gnome desktop and back in.

Why do I hold down keys for that long I hear you ask? Well I hold down the Ctl key sometimes while editing code (and pondering).

System specs are:

EPoX 8KTA3 mobo
IBM Keyboard (others tried)
XFree86 4.1.0 (Apparent previously on 4.0.1 & 4.0.3)
Gnome 1.4 (Also apparent previously on 1.2)

Anyone have any clues?
 
Old 09-20-2002, 11:30 AM   #2
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Do "ps -A" and paste it here.

Choose a generic keyboard like 104 key.
 
Old 09-20-2002, 08:08 PM   #3
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PID TTY TIME CMD
1 ? 00:00:06 init
2 ? 00:00:00 kflushd
3 ? 00:00:02 kupdate
4 ? 00:00:03 kswapd
5 ? 00:00:00 keventd
7199 ? 00:01:08 syslogd
7209 ? 00:01:41 klogd
7224 ? 00:00:00 portmap
7248 ? 00:00:00 rpc.statd
7286 ? 00:00:06 rpciod
7287 ? 00:00:00 lockd
7305 ? 00:00:00 identd
7312 ? 00:00:00 identd
7313 ? 00:00:00 identd
7316 ? 00:00:00 identd
7317 ? 00:00:00 identd
7324 ? 00:00:00 atd
7339 ? 00:00:02 named
7354 ? 00:00:00 sshd
7374 ? 00:00:00 xinetd
7396 ? 00:00:00 lpd
7416 ? 00:00:00 rpc.rquotad
7426 ? 00:00:00 rpc.mountd
7436 ? 00:00:00 nfsd
7437 ? 00:00:00 nfsd
7438 ? 00:00:00 nfsd
7439 ? 00:00:00 nfsd
7440 ? 00:00:00 nfsd
7441 ? 00:00:00 nfsd
7442 ? 00:00:00 nfsd
7443 ? 00:00:00 nfsd
8633 ? 00:00:00 vnetd
8688 ? 00:00:00 sendmail
8708 ? 00:00:00 httpd
8731 ? 00:00:00 proftpd
8746 ? 00:00:00 crond
8797 ? 00:03:28 xfs
8853 ? 00:00:00 squid
8854 ? 00:00:24 squid
8860 ? 00:00:00 unlinkd
8861 ? 00:00:00 miniserv.pl
8870 tty1 00:00:00 login
8871 tty2 00:00:00 mingetty
8872 tty3 00:00:00 mingetty
8873 tty4 00:00:00 mingetty
8874 tty5 00:00:00 mingetty
8875 tty6 00:00:00 mingetty
8876 ? 00:00:00 gdm
8887 ? 00:00:01 rupsd
9111 ? 06:40:23 X
9112 ? 00:00:00 gdm
9121 tty1 00:00:00 bash
9152 ? 00:00:00 gnome-session
9210 ? 00:00:17 esd
9212 ? 00:00:17 gnome-smproxy
9214 ? 03:23:59 magicdev
9228 ? 00:00:00 gnome-name-serv
9230 ? 00:01:34 sawfish
9238 ? 00:01:21 panel
9247 ? 00:00:00 screenshooter_a
9249 ? 00:00:01 drivemount_appl
9257 ? 00:00:50 tasklist_applet
9259 ? 00:00:46 rp3
9261 ? 00:00:29 ickle_applet
9336 ? 00:00:00 rep
9792 ? 00:00:00 rexec
9834 ? 00:00:00 oafd
17969 ? 00:00:00 sh
17971 ? 00:41:44 gkrellm
18207 ? 00:00:00 gpilotd
19976 ? 00:00:00 httpd
19977 ? 00:00:00 httpd
19978 ? 00:00:00 httpd
19979 ? 00:00:00 httpd
19980 ? 00:00:00 httpd
19981 ? 00:00:00 httpd
19982 ? 00:00:00 httpd
19983 ? 00:00:00 httpd
30545 tty1 00:00:00 mail
2691 ? 00:00:00 sh
2692 ? 00:03:12 gnome-terminal
2693 ? 00:00:00 gnome-pty-helpe
2694 pts/2 00:01:11 ssh
4181 ? 00:00:00 pinger
4182 ? 00:00:00 pinger
4183 ? 00:00:00 pinger
4185 ? 00:00:00 rexec
8867 ? 00:00:00 email <defunct>
8868 ? 00:00:00 pager <defunct>
8869 ? 00:00:00 email <defunct>
8877 ? 00:00:00 pager
8879 ? 00:00:00 sh
8880 ? 00:02:09 gnome-terminal
8881 ? 00:00:00 gnome-pty-helpe
8882 pts/1 00:00:50 ssh
8886 ? 00:00:00 sh
8888 ? 00:00:23 gnome-terminal
8889 ? 00:00:00 gnome-pty-helpe
8890 pts/3 00:00:09 ssh
8894 ? 00:00:00 sh
8895 ? 00:00:24 gnome-terminal
8896 ? 00:00:00 gnome-pty-helpe
8897 pts/4 00:00:09 ssh
19755 ? 00:03:03 gnome-terminal
19756 ? 00:00:00 gnome-pty-helpe
19757 pts/0 00:00:00 bash
24204 ? 00:01:33 gmc
25324 ? 00:00:42 xmms
25325 ? 00:00:00 xmms
25326 ? 00:00:01 xmms
25327 ? 00:00:00 xmms
25917 pts/0 00:00:00 bash
25918 pts/0 14:03:50 sb
26986 ? 00:00:00 ppp-watch
26988 ttyS0 00:00:00 pppd
28622 ? 00:00:00 crond
28628 ? 00:00:00 sa1
28633 ? 00:00:00 sadc
28656 ? 00:00:03 galeon-bin
28664 ? 00:00:00 gconfd-1
28678 ? 00:00:00 galeon-bin
28679 ? 00:00:00 galeon-bin
28680 ? 00:00:00 galeon-bin
28681 ? 00:00:00 galeon-bin
28688 ? 00:00:00 sh
28689 ? 00:00:00 sylpheed
28692 ? 00:00:00 multi-gnome-ter
28693 ? 00:00:00 mgt-pty-helper
28694 pts/5 00:00:00 bash
28722 pts/5 00:00:00 ps
 
Old 09-20-2002, 08:11 PM   #4
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[wayne@Criten wayne]$ more /etc/X11/XF86Config-4
Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Matrox PowerDesk configured."
Screen "Display 1" LeftOf "Display 2"
Screen "Display 2" 0 0
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection

Section "Files"
FontPath "unix/:7100"
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "GLcore"
Load "dbe"
Load "extmod"
Load "glx"
Load "pex5"
Load "record"
Load "xie"
Load "v4l"
EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"
Option "Xinerama"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "keyboard"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "off"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

<snip>
 
Old 09-21-2002, 12:55 AM   #5
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Whoa! You got a TON of open ports. I'd seriously consider closing them all. But that's not what you asked for.

Did you do the other thing I suggested?
 
Old 09-21-2002, 01:24 AM   #6
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Ports open? I don't think so. I run an Iridium/IPchains firewall, and yes that workstation provides Squid, Apache, NFS, FTP and sendmail server functions, not to mention caching name server. I also have a number of "permanent" SSH connections open to other systems. It's my main dual-head workstation and development machine, if your couldnt already tell.

No I have not changed the keyboard type yet, I'm not sure what to put into XF86Config-4 for that keyboard (and I NEVER run xconfigurator etc).

Last edited by dnar; 09-21-2002 at 01:27 AM.
 
Old 09-21-2002, 01:25 AM   #7
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BTW, feel free to portscan me, my IP is 203.17.62.221
 
  


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