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Old 01-25-2006, 02:30 AM   #1
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Post Keyboard typing problem

I use suse 10.0 linux and am having problems with my keyboard (PS/2).
I installed suse onto a second 5GB HD on my system and have set the system to dual boot with WIN XP PRO.
After about 2 boots the keyboard started repeating keys when they were touched but for some reason the problem doesn't happen on the boot/login screen.
the problem went away when I removed and reattached my Keyboard it doesn't do this but after a reboot it goes back to repeating itself.
Old 01-25-2006, 11:42 AM   #2
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This type of problem is almost always hardware related. Keyboards can be cleaned. It is probably dirt related, or wear related. Simplest thing to do is (with the power off on the system) take a firm hold of the keyboard, turn it up side down, and give it a good shake. You may be surprised as to what will fall out. Opening it up may be the only way to clean the internals properly. If you are not skilled at this, you may find you wind up with parts all over the place; so be careful.

You can disable keyboard repeat in KDE, and I would bet there are ways to do it in gnome and most other desktops. In KDE, go to Start --> Preferences --> Control Center and look for the keyboard. There is a check box to disable keyboard repeat.
Old 01-28-2006, 12:20 AM   #3
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The key repeat feature was the problem thankyou


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