Bug 610770 - Update on 1st July has killed Keyboard
Update on 1st July has killed Keyboard
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-panel (Show other bugs)
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x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Ray Strode [halfline]
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2010-07-02 08:15 EDT by Stephen
Modified: 2010-07-06 16:32 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2010-07-06 14:48:45 EDT
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Description Stephen 2010-07-02 08:15:39 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.

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How reproducible:

All the time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Logon using GDM into Gnome
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Actual results:

Keyboard dies after logon

Expected results:

keyboard keeps on working

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Comment 1 Stephen 2010-07-02 19:00:49 EDT
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
Comment 2 Ray Strode [halfline] 2010-07-06 14:48:45 EDT
sounds like you have "slow keys" enabled.

if you navigate to 
    System > Preferences > Keyboard 
And then click the
    Accessibility
tab then you'll notice
    Only accept long keypresses
is enabled.  Uncheck that check box and you should be good to go.
Comment 3 Stephen 2010-07-06 15:13:24 EDT
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.
Comment 4 Ray Strode [halfline] 2010-07-06 16:32:34 EDT
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.

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