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Keyboard doesn't works properly


Description marco giumelli 2006-06-02 09:14:22 CEST
I Installed Xubuntu (6.06 release candidate) one week ago.
I have a problem using the keyboard under xfce on my notebook: Acer TravelMate 4000 wlmi.
Processor Intel Pentium M 710 (1.4 GHz
Ram 512 Mb
Video Ati Mobility Radeon 9700.
under xfce I can't type correctly letters.
I must press more times buttons to enter a single letter, sometimes I press a button and more than a single letter is visualized.
To test if the problem was xfce or other I made this tests:
Reconfigure xorg --> no changes (the keyboard is a p89, language it)
using terminal whitout starting xfce --> the keyboard works properly
Installed iceWM, logout from xfce, login in iceWM, the keyboard works properly (actually I am posting from iceWM).
I hope this mail is helpful for you.
If you want to see the topic on the italian forum where I discussed (sorry, in Italian) the problem with some linux users you can visit:


Comment 1 Olivier Fourdan editbugs 2006-06-02 20:55:39 CEST
Can you try this, from icewm:

- Open an xterminal and type
- xset r rate 500 70

Do you see any weird behaviour?
Comment 2 Olivier Fourdan editbugs 2006-06-15 21:08:41 CEST
Hi, can you update that bug with the requested informations, otherwise I may close it as invalid. Thanks.
Comment 3 marco giumelli 2006-06-18 18:29:49 CEST
Sorry, i deleted xfce from my pc...
I can't try your solution.
I post it in the forum, if someone has the same problem and may be can try it.
Comment 4 Olivier Fourdan editbugs 2006-06-18 19:13:56 CEST
Ok, resolving.
Comment 5 Olivier Fourdan editbugs 2006-06-18 19:16:58 CEST
Humm sorry, just to make it clear, I believe this is an issue between Xorg and your laptop specifically, beaause xfce does set the keyboard repeat rate, while icewm which is just a window manager doesn't (that's why you don't see it in icewm).

BTW, I was not asking to try from xfce specifically, but just to try the xset command.

Bug #1884

Reported by:
marco giumelli
Reported on: 2006-06-02
Last modified on: 2009-07-15


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