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Old 10-03-2004, 04:36 AM   #1
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Keyboard issues, pressing and holding key sometimes doesn't have ordinary effect...


Sorry for the vague thread subject name.

Anyway, the issue is as follows: Sometimes I'll be using my machine in X11 and randomlly have the keyboard sort of lock up on me. Ordinarily, you can press and hold a key and have it be printed over and over until you let go. Or, you're able to hold the Backspace key and remove characters until you let go. However, like I said, sometimes after being in X11 for a few days, I am no longer able to press and hold keys to the same affect. Currently my keyboard is running through a KVM switch, so this may be the issue. I've unplugged from the switch to see, however, these occurances are so rare that I can't exactly be sure. These "lock-ups" will happen after being in X11 for a long time maybe once a month. The onyl way to restore the keyboard has been to reboot the machine. I've tried rmmoding them modprobing the input modules, also.

I'm running Slackware 10 with kernel 2.4.26, by the way.

Anyone ever experience something similar to this? If so, did you ever fix it?

Thank you all in advance.
 
Old 10-03-2004, 12:41 PM   #2
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Hi,

Im expiriencing the same thing !
Did you ever solve the problem ?
 
Old 10-03-2004, 12:54 PM   #3
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Just a few questions, does this locks-up happen only in X? If so, if you kill X do they work in console?
This happened with every program on X? With a specific one?
 
Old 10-03-2004, 02:01 PM   #4
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Okay...

If I kill X, the problem remains. Also, the problem affects all applictions, not just one in particular.
 
Old 10-06-2004, 08:13 AM   #5
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AutoRepeat?

Currently, the keyboard section of my xorg.conf file looks like this:

Code:
Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier	"Keyboard1"
	Driver		"Keyboard"
EndSection
My old XF86Config file I used to use with XFree contains this line, which my xorg.conf doesn't:

Code:
Option "AutoRepeat" "500 30"
Like I said, this keyboard lockup is a bit rare, so I won't know for a while if adding this to my config file worked. Anyone ever experience this and find a cure?

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 10-06-2004, 08:40 AM   #6
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Kernel update seems to atleast partly have solvled the problem for me - creating new ones in the process :-S
 
Old 11-02-2004, 03:52 AM   #7
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Attaching a USB keyboard seems to have solved the problem completely :-)
 
  


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