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arrummzen
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2009 8:02 pm    Post subject: Help! I upgraded xorg and now my keybard only half works!1 Reply with quote

I upgraded from xorg 1.5 to 1.6.3 and now my hkebord nly half works! Randomly kys will stick or be undetected!

I can't seem to find anything on google. It isn't that I can't type, it is that sometimes keys are undected or sticks. This makes typing very hard. Sometimes it lets me punch out a few cogent sentences but other times it mangles them. Has anyone seen anything like this? I checked the keyboard with another computer, so I think it is a software errrrrrror.
Ideas?
Thank you for your time,
Arrummzen
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Mike Hunt
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2009 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did you re-emerge x11-drivers?
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2009 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mike Hunt wrote:
Did you re-emerge x11-drivers?

If he wouldn't, he would not have any input.
More likely hal/evdev problem.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2009 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This problem is intermittent, which makes it a pain to debug. I rebuilt my xorg drivers again but that didn't fix the issue.

I wrote a small program called linkeylog that prints the input received on an event drive in human readable form.
Code:

linkeylog /dev/input/event3
...
configure
...

Yet when typed configure into firefox I got "confiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiigure". Therefore, this isn't an evdev problem. Linux is reading the input from the keyboard just fine. Somehow Xorg is mangling it?
Ideas?

Thank you for your time,
Arrummzen
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stmiller
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2009 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you put this in your xorg.conf, take it out:
Code:
Section "ServerFlags"
        Option       "AllowEmptyInput"   "false"
EndSection
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Mike Hunt
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2009 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

... or maybe it's the keyboard itself. Have you tried a different keyboard?
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