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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2002 6:12 pm    Post subject: bizarre keyboard problem Reply with quote

About 2 or 3 days ago my keyboard began acting very strangely in Gentoo. Note that this problem isn't limited to any one desktop environment--it occurs equally in KDE and Xfce.

Every now and then the keyboard seems to lock up--it accepts no input for a moment or two. The caps lock/numlock/scrollock buttons flash a few times. Sometimes after an attack, it goes back to working perfectly. Sometimes it continues to the point where I have to reboot (using the mouse).

I don't know if the problem appears in the console. I haven't seen it happen, but I wouldn't rule it out. It doesn't seem to happen in conjunction with any one applications.

I am using a Microsoft keyboard--er Microsoft "Internet" Keyboard. That's about all I can think to include. If someone has some experience with this problem or can decode it for me, I'd be greatly appreciative.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2002 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Check your logs and see if USB is losing contact with the keyboard. (Assuming it's USB)
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2002 6:40 pm    Post subject: not USB Reply with quote

Sorry I didn't clarify that in the original post--the keyboard is not USB.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2002 5:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

try another keyboard? if's it's a cheapy, maybe the cable is going bad
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