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Old 11-18-2008, 03:16 PM   #1
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Laptop Keyboard Sensitivity

I'm wondering if there is some config file someplace where I can increase the sensitivity of my keyboard (Lenovo IdeaPad Y510 laptop).

I'll be typing along, and every now and then the cursor just sort of freezes for a hair of a second, and I miss a letter (like just now, my first attempt at "along" came out as "aong").

I know it's not my typing, because this only happens on my laptop, not my desktop. I'm a teacher, and it's really cutting into my efficiency at getting anything done -- writing, grading, posting threads on ubuntuforums...

There must be some setting someplace, but I'll be danged if I can find them. I think there might have once been something with XkdOptions in xorg.conf, but I'm not sure what it would be, and if that would require some sort of fdi policy.

(There -- it happened again -- I got the entire word "them" typed before anything showed up on the screen, although this time it was spelled correctly.)
Old 11-20-2008, 03:31 PM   #2
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Hmm I don't think you can adjust the sensitivity of a keyboard, on a laptop you can disable the touchpad while typing though.. I see mention of those settings on a lot of the netbooks. That way if the touchpad senses your finger or palm moving by it while typing it won't interfere..

Could the source of your problems actually be the touchpad ?
Old 11-20-2008, 04:00 PM   #3
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The touchpad is fine (and I have syndaemon going). It's not the touchpad; it's actually depressing a key, and the letter not appearing on the screen at a regular rate. Sometimes it shows up when I depress a key, sometimes it takes a half-second or so (probably a little less), and by then I've written three or four words that haven't shown up on the screen right away, so I don't know where I'm at. Often, when those words do finally show up, a half-second later, there are missing letters.

As just happened when I wrote "probably a little less."

I'm nearly positive there were once options one could enter in Xorg.conf, but I'm not sure what they were, or how to include those in an fdi policy (which took the place of those options).



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