[CentOS] whacked keyboard behavior CLI
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Wed Oct 4 17:00:49 UTC 2006
William L. Maltby wrote:
> On Wed, 2006-10-04 at 08:27 -0700, dnk wrote:
>> Hi there --- for some reason I am getting really weird keyboard behavior
>> on the CLI (no xfs or anything running). Centos 4.4 yummed up.
>> For example if i type "root" to login, I get "rot" or sometimes
>> "roooooot". Then other times I will have to press a key like 3 times to
>> get a double character.
> Acts the same with a different keyboard? If so, is there a possibility
> that multiple processes are reading the keyboard at the same time? This
> can cause apparent losses when a bg process with, e.g. &>somelogfile has
> an interaction with user. You never see prompt, but it sucks a few
> characters up.
That was one of my next steps to try tonight (diff keyboard).
>> Now at first I thought maybe it was the keyboard, but it seems to work
>> fine when within gnome.
>> In all honesty I think i just have to get a different keyboard, but
>> wanted to see if anyone had any experience with something like this
>> (before I returned it) and a way to fix for the CLI. I have tried the
>> kbdrate command.
>> The keyboard is a wireless belkin with a usb connection.
> Is it a "windows" keyboard? I have a wireless multi-media that needed
> some adjustment with setkeys to get rid of aggravating messages. Check
> the /var/log/message and see if there is anything helpful there.
> For usb "I know nutting!" (Schultzy, "Hogan's Heroes")
Yeah it is a "windows" keyboard. I have never had an issue in the past,
however this very well could be it. I will read up on setkeys when i get
back to is as well.
Thanks much for the pointers. MUCH appreciated.
>> Thanks in advance.
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