Keyboard delay in ttys (from 2.6.28-16-generic to 22.214.171.124 on Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty)
Greetings to everyone.
I have recently started a Linux kernel hacking course at university. So I enjoyed taking a closer look at kernels, and decided I wanted to have the latest kernel on my Ubuntu.
So I downloaded 126.96.36.199 from kernel.org. I configured it by copying the default 2.6.28-16-generic config that comes in the Ubuntu kernel package, doing `make oldconfig` and answering new question ALL with the defaults.
Compiled it and installed it -- it works like a charm. Everything is as before, if not better. However.
I seem to have a strange delay problem with terminals.
If I open a terminal and start writing, my keyboard input hangs for exactly for 1/4 of second every two seconds, and then everything I typed in that 1/4 second shows up all at once.
As a clarifying example: if I keep the `T` key pressed, it repeats as normal, but every 2 seconds it seems to stop for a 1/4 second, after which all the `T`s which would have been printed in that time are printed all at once.
I have this problem every time I type into a terminal, be it gnome-terminal, xterm, or even the CTRL+ALT+F1 console. But this does NOT happen if I type in GUI applications. For example, if I type in Firefox or gedit, everything works ok. It's just ttys that have this problem. Also, programs writing on standard output don't hang like that - only input does. Killing X doesn't help.
Booting with the old kernel removes the problem. So this looks like a new kernel feature that my hardware doesn't like.
Anyone that successfully addressed the same problem?
Thank you very much.
Last edited by fsantandrea; 11-15-2009 at 10:07 AM.