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Re: [opensuse] Dddddooppplicating keys
  • From: John Andersen <jsa@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 23 Nov 2006 23:07:16 -0900
  • Message-id: <200611232307.28226.jsa@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Thursday 23 November 2006 22:00, Clayton wrote:
> > On my core 2 duo machine running SUSE 10.1 I get a lot of key duplication
> > while typing. Using KDE 3.5.1 and still happening with 3.5.5 from
> > opensuse.
> [snip]
> > Any one else seeing this?
> What kernel are you using? I reported exactly this problem a couple
> of times on the list, and was told various things (on list and off
> list) from I was stupid to all I have to do was kill the keyboard
> repeat in KDE to a defective keyboard to it wasn't a problem and I was
> imagining it. The general consensus was that the "correct" solution
> was the keyboard repeat setting.
> If I use the default (SMP) kernel on the original release of SUSE10.1
> everything works fine. If I upgrade to ANY other newer SUSE released
> kernel, the keyboard repeat gets so bad I cannot use the computer.
> (an AMD X2 3800+)

I googled a bit before I posted, and saw your posts. and also saw that this
has been a running problem off and on since Kde 2.

It gets fixed, it gets broke, but it never dawns on anyone to just have a
checkbox for KDE to leave it the hell alone and let the X server handle this.

I'm using the X86_64 kernel: from the RE-MASTERED 10.1
Opensuse DVD, on a core 2 duo Dell 9400. (laptop).

Its a brand new machine with no keyboard problems as long as I stay
out of kde apps. Heck, even launching OOWriter from KDE never has a

I found that I can turn off repeat in the kde control panel and it does not
duplicate, but any time I need repetition, such as back spacing over a line
of text, it gets really annoying.

Setting the repeat delay way up (800+ms) does not help at all. It still
repeats instantaneously, except when you want it to, which then you have
to hold the key down for 800 or 1000 milliseconds to get it to kick in.

<shouting on>
....there, hope that helps. ;-)

John Andersen
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