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Old 09-01-2005, 08:52 AM   #1
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Keyboard problem in KDE

A problem arose a couple of nights ago with my laptop keyboard and Kanotix installed to the hard drive. Once I log in to KDE it takes 1/2 second for any keystrokes to register and show on screen. It's normal before logging in. and is fine using either the live CD or my dual-boot Windows XP. Once within KDE all keyboard activity is painfully slow and affects all areas -- Konsole (user or root), browser input boxes, etc.

Linux newbie, so I don't know what configuration file got borked. XF86Config-4 hasn't been modified since July, so doesn't seem to be the culprit. BTW, rebooting doesn't help, and I made no changes before this issue arose (was working properly, I fell asleep with laptop on and when awoke had this problem).

Any ideas on how to fix this? My system is nearly unusable.

Old 09-01-2005, 12:07 PM   #2
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I'm not really sure, but perhaps, as root, on your terminal, try dpkg-reconfigure console-tools or to reconfigure whatever package sets up the keyboard (disclaimer, I'm a newbie; so, I'm not really sure which package sets up the keyboard. So, follow any advice I give with caution.) Good Luck!
Old 09-02-2005, 03:52 AM   #3
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Thanks for the response, Mark. The solution was actually easier. Somehow (perhaps a cat walking across the keyboard?) the "use slow keys" option under KMenu>Control Center>Regional & Accessibility>Accessibility got checked and slowed the keyboard to 1/2 second response times. Ugh if you're a touch typist, useful if you have special needs.

Unless it was one of the cats (yeah, that's the ticket!) I have no idea how that option got set since I don't mess around with that area of the Control Center.

Anyway, thanks for the help.



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