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Old 07-22-2017, 12:39 PM   #1
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Keyboard will not work welll, even here it repeats letters and won't add spaces unless I hit spacebar twice, it has done this before, won't work on facebook at all, I searched firefox for keyboard errors but didn't understand their way of fixing it.

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Old 07-22-2017, 01:53 PM   #2
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Are you on a laptop, or a desktop machine with separate keyboard?

I use a desktop machine with separate keyboard. Your symptoms happened to me, too, though pretty long ago. I decided my keyboard had become defective and replaced it, which solved my problem. I think letter-doubling is a known sign of keyboard failure, but I don't know if that applies to laptop machines.
 
Old 07-22-2017, 02:58 PM   #3
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if lop get a plug in keyboard keep receipt and packaging for it, then plug it in and if it works then you need to replace keyboard - get replacement do that then take back the other one for a refund.

if you can get a Virtual Keyboard installed then add it to your startup script / autostart when you login that'd keep you running until you get a emplacement.

work around to get VKB:

I had to use copy paste for whatever letters I didn't have.

I just opened a browser or whatever with words in it, used my mouse of course to get the letters my keyboard wouldn't type and got a VKB installed when I had my KB not working.

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Old 07-22-2017, 03:33 PM   #4
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keyboard not working correctly on PC

i've had Linux for over 10 years, by looking through all the menus I found 2 that said keyboard, 1 asked about repeating characters and it was on slow, so since I was trying to speed uppp my keyboard I set everything on fast. That didn't help, the otherkeyboardmenu I foundwas mostly languages, so i did a search on keyboardsnotworkng a and teysaid I ad a bug and I needed to run proramand it would fix, but as I started it said did not have the bug.////???? This is a preview of hoooww my keybbboard works.
 
Old 07-22-2017, 03:48 PM   #5
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are all of your keys working ? doesn't matter if they repeat,
press each key one at a time to make sure all keys are working,

if all keys are working. if yes try to reset your speed - or get a usb plug in keyboard and see how that works with whatever settings you already have on it for keyboards.
 
Old 07-23-2017, 02:18 AM   #6
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Hi! Welcome to LQ. Lets collect more 'clues' as to what's going on 'behind the scenes'.
When did this start happening? PC model/details? (Kernel/driver vs. gui X 'user' pgms)
Can you Ctrl+Alt+F1 (or +F2-6), to get to a (non-X11 gui) terminal? kbd ok there? grub?
There's pgms xev/showkey/evtest that may provide info/clues. Empathy for the frustration!
 
Old 07-23-2017, 03:37 PM   #7
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I set everything on fast.
If you have set autorepeat delay to fast then when hitting a key you will probably get multiple characters as you seem to indicate above. Setting autorepeat to fast will just cause the characters to be "typed" quickly when you hold down a key.

Hope this helps.

Play Bonny!


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