Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 610770
Update on 1st July has killed Keyboard
Last modified: 2010-07-06 16:32:34 EDT
Description of problem:
I carried out an update on the 1st of July and now my keyboard has ceased working after X has started running under Gnome. I can log in via GDM entering my password but as soon as X starts the keyboard stops. This occurs on multiple Kernels. I can run to Init Level 3 and the keyboard works perfectly, but as soon as I type startX I lose my keyboard. The mouse works perfectly. When I log off I get a gnome-panel abort
This does not occur if I logon under KDE
I am using an ASPIRE 5810T-8952 laptop.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
All the time
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Logon using GDM into Gnome
Keyboard dies after logon
keyboard keeps on working
ok after a bit of a google I have found out the problem is actually that the keyboard is slow. If i keep the key pressed down it eventually registers
sounds like you have "slow keys" enabled.
if you navigate to
System > Preferences > Keyboard
And then click the
tab then you'll notice
Only accept long keypresses
is enabled. Uncheck that check box and you should be good to go.
Thanks, I did indeed have long keypresses set, however to get to the setting I had to use System -> Preferences -> Universal Access so I think something in the update set this for me as I have never set any of the Accessibility or Universal Access options, apart from leaving them at their defaults. Still its all OK now so once again thanks.
There's a hotkey to turn it on. If you hold down the shift key for more than 8 seconds it will enable itself. This is so users who aren't physically able to use a keyboard without long keypresses enabled are able to enable the feature.