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Old 12-29-2007, 07:18 PM
"Martin Walshe"
 
Default Laptop keyboard issue

On Dec 29, 2007 8:12 PM, Keith Clark <keithclark1966@rogers.com> wrote:

I seem to be having a problem with my Compaq R400 laptop keyboard in Ubuntu. *I will be typing away, like creating this message, and all of a sudden I am typing in another unrelated text box somewhere. *It happens often, but in XP I've never seen the issue before so it should not be a hardware problem.


Any thoughts?

Keith
Sorry if it sounds silly keith but you said any thoughts

By any chance are you accidentally hitting off the touch pad on your laptop causing a mouse click. Perhaps the sensitivity is higher in ubuntu than in xp for you.

I only say this cause it happens when when i have the touch pad on alot cause im clumsy >.<
Marty.

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Old 12-29-2007, 07:20 PM
 
Default Laptop keyboard issue

I don't think so Martin.* I thought about this at first but even when I'm very careful it seems to happen.

Keith


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Sent: Saturday, December 29, 2007 3:18:22 PM
Subject: Re: Laptop keyboard issue



On Dec 29, 2007 8:12 PM, Keith Clark <keithclark1966@rogers.com>
wrote:

I seem to be having a problem with my Compaq R400 laptop keyboard in Ubuntu. *I will be typing away, like creating this message, and all of a sudden I am typing in another unrelated text box somewhere. *It happens often, but in XP I've never seen the issue before so it should not be a hardware problem.


Any thoughts?

Keith
Sorry if it sounds silly keith but you said any thoughts

By any chance are you accidentally hitting off the touch pad on your laptop causing a mouse click. Perhaps the sensitivity is higher in ubuntu than in xp for you.

I only say this cause it happens when when i have the touch pad on alot cause im clumsy >.<
Marty.



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Old 12-29-2007, 10:27 PM
Kent Paul Dolan
 
Default Laptop keyboard issue

Keith Clark <keithclark1966@rogers.com> wrote:

I seem to be having a problem with my Compaq R400 laptop keyboard in Ubuntu. I will be typing away, like creating this message, and all of a sudden I am typing in another unrelated text box somewhere. It happens often, but in XP I've never seen the issue before so it should not be a hardware problem.


Any thoughts?

Keith

From: Martin Walshe <plasticman3327@gmail.com>
Sent: Saturday, December 29, 2007 3:18:22 PM

Sorry if it sounds silly keith but you said any thoughts

By any chance are you accidentally hitting off the
touch pad on your laptop causing a mouse click.
Perhaps the sensitivity is higher in ubuntu than in
xp for you.

I only say this cause it happens when when i have
the touch pad on alot cause im clumsy >.<

Marty.

Date: Sat, 29 Dec 2007 12:20:53 -0800 (PST)
From: keithclark1966@rogers.com

I don't think so Martin. I thought about this at
first but even when I'm very careful it seems to
happen.

Keith

xanthian writes:

I had the same problem with SimplyMepis, on an HP
Pavilion laptop, in an ancient Debian distribution,
so this may be a "Debian level" problem. There was
_lots_ of noise being generated, apparently _by the
OS USB driver_, in the USB connections, and since I
use a USB laser mouse with my laptop rather than the
built in touchpad, that noise was interpreted as
mouse events. The mouse cursor would jump around the
screen at random and there were also enough false
mouse clicks being generated that the keyboard focus
would shift to another window, or to none, without
warning, causing results similar to those you
experienced.

Replacing SimplyMepis with the Ubuntu Gutsy release
fixed the problem for me, so if you're running an
older Ubuntu or other Debian-type distribution, that
might be something to fix to see if it affects your
problem.

xanthian, the below ancient quote from a
comp.sys.amiga.* participant also pertains to
any advice from me.

I know a lot less ... than many of the readers
..., so I'm probably wrong and you shouldn't
have read this message at all. Just because
I'm trying to be helpful doesn't mean I know
what I'm talking about.
-- Jonathan Kamens


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Old 12-30-2007, 01:42 PM
Derek Broughton
 
Default Laptop keyboard issue

keithclark1966@rogers.com wrote:

> I don't think so Martin. I thought about this at first but even when I'm
> very careful it seems to happen.
>
Please don't top-post. It makes it very hard to have a conversation.

> On Dec 29, 2007 8:12 PM, Keith Clark <keithclark1966@rogers.com> wrote:
>
> I seem to be having a problem with my Compaq R400 laptop keyboard in
> Ubuntu. I will be typing away, like creating this message, and all of a
> sudden I am typing in another unrelated text box somewhere. It happens
> often, but in XP I've never seen the issue before so it should not be a
> hardware problem.

Does the laptop have a touchpad? My new HP is impossible to type on without
my thumbs dangling near the touch pad (obviously designed for hunt-and-peck
typists), which often causes refocusing of the mouth. The only certain
solution I know is to disable the touchpad completely, but it should be
possible to desensitize it.
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