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Re: [opensuse] Re: Repeated key syndrome
  • From: "Carlos E. R." <robin.listas@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 25 Sep 2013 03:22:42 +0200 (CEST)
  • Message-id: <alpine.LNX.2.00.1309250307060.13249@Telcontar.valinor>
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On Wednesday, 2013-09-25 at 00:55 -0000, Jim Henderson wrote:
On Wed, 25 Sep 2013 02:13:34 +0200, Carlos E. R. wrote:

I had to type no, and same question. I maintained the "n" key pressed,
and I go a non stop flow of the question and the answer. Somehow I
pressed something, and I got a non-stop of "^[^[^[^[^[^[^[^[^[^[^[^[..."
chars. If I typed something, it appeared interspersed.

USB keyboard? I see this every once in a while (I figured it was
something related to my KVM switch); pressing the offending key seems to
fix it when it happens for me.

Yes, USB keyboard, new (±15 days). But I unplugged it completely, yet the key stream continued. I think the hey was the tab, I'm unsure if I typed it or not.

I assumed that there was a lot of some key in the buffer, but after a minute it did not stop... so I rebooted.


My older keyboard, a classical PS2 unit, died. I did not find a replacement of same kind, so I got a usb unit instead...


We would need some command, typed on another computer via ssh, to restart the keyboard.


- -- Cheers,
Carlos E. R.
(from 12.3 x86_64 "Dartmouth" at Telcontar)

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