repeated key press events?

Havoc Pennington hp at
Sat Aug 2 17:50:03 UTC 2003

On Sat, Aug 02, 2003 at 11:15:37AM -0500, Kyle Maxwell wrote:
> On Sat, 2003-08-02 at 10:58, Alexandre Oliva wrote:
> > I've been experiencing a somewhat annoying problem on Severn, on both
> > my desktop and laptop: sometimes, when I press a letter (or number,
> > arrow, whatever), without holding it, I get, instead of just one
> > letter, 5-20 copies of the letter (or number, cursor movement,
> > whatever :-)
> > 
> > Is anyone else experiencing this?  I'd like to file this in bugzilla,
> > but I'd like to make sure the keyboards didn't decide to both start
> > failing in this odd way at the same time.
> I've seen this as well but I can't swear that it's not due to my
> physical keyboard (el cheapo $12 Fry's special). The fact that someone
> else sees it makes me think that it's not.
> I can't really reproduce it, though, and it's only happened to me a
> couple of times.

I've gotten this before on RHL9, with a USB keyboard. It doesn't seem
to be happening recently though.

It could be kernel, X, or the desktop env, pretty hard to track down
especially when it's not reproduceable.


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