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Re: [opensuse] Keyboard gone Craaaziiiiiey
  • From: Basil Chupin <blchupin@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2007 16:37:41 +1100
  • Message-id: <45F8DBA5.9030600@xxxxxxxxxx>
John Andersen wrote:
On Tuesday 20 February 2007, Basil Chupin wrote:
10.2 has just been upgraded by bits relating to KDE and now my keyboard
not only will not register keystrokes but I had to turn off the key
repeat feature because pressing any keyproduc ces a non-ending rpeat of

Is none else experiencing this or is my Logiteh keyboard/mouse combo on
its last legs of a 3-year illustrious career?

 Chheers evn.Damn thiskeyoard!

Its BAAaaaaaaK! This problem was rampant in 10.1 but for me at least it disappeared
in 10.2.  (there was a bug report in bugzilla).

Two things to check out.

1) did you boot with acpi enabled.  Machines that are designed for acpi
frequently can not reliably run all peripherals if it gets turned off. Some machines with a bios date of prior to 2001 need to have acpi forced on.
For instance this old clunk I am typing on needs acpi=force
on the boot command line (in /boot/grub/menu.lst ).

2) Dual processor machines (as in core 2 duo) on occasion will not keep both processors clocks properly synchronized. As the X server
gets swapped from one processor to the other, there is a clock
difference, and that gets timing very confused.

So if you have a dual processor, see this bugzilla entry
and see if the problem goes away with taskset trick, and if so
be sure to post to that bug and mention it still exists with 10.2.
Thanks for your response, John. Sorry for the very tardy reply but other things had priority.

The problem with the keyboard was only a "momentary" glitch and everything is now working AOK.

What I suspect occurred is that I had the Logitech wireless/optical keyboard/mouse connected to a 2-port USB extension cable and the hardware inside this unit started to collapse; firstly the small USB desk fan suddenly stopped working and I thought that it had burnt out (but it works when plugged into another USB port) and then the keyboard when beresk. Plugging the keyboard/mouse into a 'standard' USB port and rebooting fixed the problem. The USB extension cable has since been relegated to the rubbish bin.


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