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Old 06-18-2012, 08:24 AM   #1
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delay with keyboard.


I have been using debian squeeze and everything was working fine until earlier today. I have to hold each key down for atleast a second or so for it to type it. I don't even know where to begin.should i see if there is an update or something? does anyone know what is causing this?
 
Old 06-18-2012, 10:34 AM   #2
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ok. so now i'm on a computer at work and can actually type out what's going on. everytime I press a key, it makes a sound like when you press backspace when there's nothing in a search bar. also, whenever I press a key, it doesn't do anything unless I hold it down. at first I thought it was lag due to my computer being hot or my computer just being laggy, so I did a shutdown, went to do some stuff, came back and the keyboard was still that crazy stuff. This just started this morning and I wasn't doing anything out of the ordinary, just cruising the internet and trying to find a torrent to download and then all of a sudden it started acting retarded like I have described. could it be a virus? Oh, I also ran an apt-get updates and that didn't solve it either.
 
Old 06-19-2012, 07:12 AM   #3
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This is a difficult one to help with and that may explain the lack of replies. If as you claim your system was functioning normally before this happened and that you didn't install anything out of the ordinary or reconfigure anything which might have caused this, then it's likely to be a hardware issue. I can't imagine you picking up anything nasty from browsing torrent sites, unless you were running x server as root...?

Does the unresponsive input occur everywhere? In virtual terminals, web browsers, text editors? i.e. if you kill the x server and type in a virtual terminal, does it respond normally? Is the whole system unresponsive or just text input?

If it is, then next step in my opinion would be to quickly attempt eliminate the hardware and the best way to do that, at least partially, is to boot from a live system:

i386: http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/re...86/iso-hybrid/
amd64: http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/re...64/iso-hybrid/

If the live system has the same problem, then it's possibly a hardware problem.
 
Old 06-19-2012, 02:13 PM   #4
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it does occur everywhere, at first I thought it was iceweasle but then I tried empathy, and then did gedit just for a quick check. I was getting frustrated, walked away, came back, had to log back in and it even occured trying to unlock the screen saver. so after that I installed ubuntu with a dual boot to debian and the keyboard works fine in ubuntu. I think I may have to reinstall debian though. as for the Xserver, I haven't tried that but wouldn't me shutting down and doing a hard reboot kill it and restart it? cuz I tried that and it was still occuring after a hard reboot.

Last edited by gerdy; 06-19-2012 at 02:15 PM. Reason: clarification
 
Old 06-19-2012, 02:18 PM   #5
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and it's not that it's entirely unresponsive. I just need to hold each key down for a good second or two for it to register. I've been looking for similar problems but I haven't been able to find anyone else who has had the same problem.
 
Old 06-19-2012, 04:26 PM   #6
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You need to check /var/log/Xorg.0.log and /var/log/dmesg for any errors or fails. To check if the kernels fault or Xorgs then do ' Ctrl+ Alt+ F1 '.

Then login as root and do ' /etc/init.d/gdm3 stop ' or what ever desktop manager you are using then see how it works. After testing just do ' /etc/init.d/gdm3 start ; exit '.

Let us know what the logs say about keyboard in dmesg and edev in Xorg.0.log.
 
  


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