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Robert Holtzman 09-29-2011 11:05 PM

intermitant keyboard problem
 
I've been experiencing an intermittent problem with no keyboard response.
Running fully updated Squeeze on a desktop box with a PS/2 keyboard. No
typing problem logging in, running a different OS (Ubuntu), or with a live
Squeeze CD. A search showed nothing much that wasn't Windows related.

Any suggestions/pointers appreciated.

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Bob Holtzman
Key ID: 8D549279
"If you think you're getting free lunch,
check the price of the beer"

Camaleˇn 09-30-2011 02:29 PM

intermitant keyboard problem
 
On Thu, 29 Sep 2011 16:05:42 -0700, Robert Holtzman wrote:

> I've been experiencing an intermittent problem with no keyboard
> response.

When you experience the problem:

- Is the num. lock light still working (can you toggle on/off)?

- Does attaching an additional USB keyboard resume the system normal
activity?

- Despite PS/2 was not designed to be hotplugging, does re-attaching the
keyboard makes any difference?

- Is the keyboard still responding from a tty (outside X)?

> Running fully updated Squeeze on a desktop box with a PS/2
> keyboard. No typing problem logging in, running a different OS (Ubuntu),
> or with a live Squeeze CD. A search showed nothing much that wasn't
> Windows related.
>
> Any suggestions/pointers appreciated.

I would start by replacing the keyboard and if you see no improvement, by
reviewing Xorg's logs.

Greetings,

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Camaleˇn


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Robert Holtzman 09-30-2011 05:35 PM

intermitant keyboard problem
 
On Fri, Sep 30, 2011 at 02:29:40PM +0000, Camale´┐Żn wrote:
> On Thu, 29 Sep 2011 16:05:42 -0700, Robert Holtzman wrote:
>
> > I've been experiencing an intermittent problem with no keyboard
> > response.
>
> When you experience the problem:
>
> - Is the num. lock light still working (can you toggle on/off)?
>
> - Does attaching an additional USB keyboard resume the system normal
> activity?
>
> - Despite PS/2 was not designed to be hotplugging, does re-attaching the
> keyboard makes any difference?
>
> - Is the keyboard still responding from a tty (outside X)?
>
> > Running fully updated Squeeze on a desktop box with a PS/2
> > keyboard. No typing problem logging in, running a different OS (Ubuntu),
> > or with a live Squeeze CD. A search showed nothing much that wasn't
> > Windows related.
> >
> > Any suggestions/pointers appreciated.
>
> I would start by replacing the keyboard and if you see no improvement, by
> reviewing Xorg's logs.

I'll copy a reply I sent to Scott Ferguson off list:

Thanks for the reply. It turned out to be a sticky key option in the
accessibility application. I was playing with it several weeks ago and
despite closing it and deleting it from the menu the round blue icon
remains on the top panel. Somehow the sticky key option gets checked.
Don't know what's doing it. I would appreciate any ideas on how to get
rid of it.


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Bob Holtzman
If you think you're getting free lunch,
check the price of the beer.
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Camale├│n 10-01-2011 11:12 AM

intermitant keyboard problem
 
On Fri, 30 Sep 2011 10:35:21 -0700, Robert Holtzman wrote:

> On Fri, Sep 30, 2011 at 02:29:40PM +0000, Camale´┐Żn wrote:

(...)

>> > Any suggestions/pointers appreciated.
>>
>> I would start by replacing the keyboard and if you see no improvement,
>> by reviewing Xorg's logs.
>
> I'll copy a reply I sent to Scott Ferguson off list:
>
> Thanks for the reply. It turned out to be a sticky key option in the
> accessibility application. I was playing with it several weeks ago and
> despite closing it and deleting it from the menu the round blue icon
> remains on the top panel. Somehow the sticky key option gets checked.
> Don't know what's doing it. I would appreciate any ideas on how to get
> rid of it.

Ah! What desktop then?

In GNOME this is usually managed under "gnome-keyboard-properties".

Greetings,

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Robert Holtzman 10-01-2011 07:24 PM

intermitant keyboard problem
 
On Sat, Oct 01, 2011 at 11:12:03AM +0000, Camale´┐Żn wrote:
> On Fri, 30 Sep 2011 10:35:21 -0700, Robert Holtzman wrote:

.........snip........
> >
> > I'll copy a reply I sent to Scott Ferguson off list:
> >
> > Thanks for the reply. It turned out to be a sticky key option in the
> > accessibility application. I was playing with it several weeks ago and
> > despite closing it and deleting it from the menu the round blue icon
> > remains on the top panel. Somehow the sticky key option gets checked.
> > Don't know what's doing it. I would appreciate any ideas on how to get
> > rid of it.
>
> Ah! What desktop then?
>
> In GNOME this is usually managed under "gnome-keyboard-properties".

In my case the sticky keys option in
"/usr/bin/gnome-keyboard-properties" isn't checked. That could be a
result of deselecting it under Access Preferences. In any event all is
well as long as it doesn't get selected. Still not sure what happened.

Thanks for the reply.

--
Bob Holtzman
If you think you're getting free lunch,
check the price of the beer.
Key ID: 8D549279


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