Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 88321
system-wide arrow keys stuck in repeat
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:52:52 EDT
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Description of problem:
Although this bug lists VIM as the component, it is really a system-wide
problem. (I wasn't sure if it was the kernel, though -- I'm not a programmer.)
When in any document or shell, the arrow keys, especially the "Up Arrow" key
get stuck and the computer thinks you are holding the key down. When you hold
down the Up Arrow key for more than just a moment and then release, instead of
stopping, the cursor continues moving up until it reaches the top of the
document or shell history, where it sits and causes error beeps until timed
out (or sometimes doesn't ever stop).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Red Hat 8.0 on dual-processor Dell Precision 650
2. USB Epson Stylus Color 740
3. Move to the bottom of a long document
4. Hold down the Up Arrow key for more than one second
Actual Results: The cursor moves to the top of the document and keeps moving
up even after the Up Arrow key is released.
Expected Results: The cursor should have stopped.
The problem is the Epson printer. When I remove the printer and restart the
computer, a dialog pops up asking to remove the configuration. Upon doing
that, the problem with the keys goes away.
Does the problem still exist when you skip kudzu during boot ?
closing due to inactivity. Please reopen if the bug is reproducable
with the current Fedora Core development packages.