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SubjectRe: [Must-fix] Keyboard occasionally endlessly repeating keys
On Tue, 24 June 2003 15:58:04 -0700, john stultz wrote:
> On Fri, 2003-06-20 at 13:24, Jörn Engel wrote:
> > After having upgraded my notebook to 2.5.72, I noticed a rare problem,
> > that occurs about twice a day, maybe more. After pressing a key, it
> > gets repeated endlessly until the next key is pressed. When typing
> > fast, it is quite possible to cover up a couple of these, as the
> > repeats appear to happen at the set keyboard rates. Problem never
> > occured with any 2.4 kernel.
>
> Assuming you're still seeing this, does booting w/ "clock=pit" resolve
> the problem? If so could you send me more info about the system? (is
> speed step enabled, etc?)

Problem appears to be from hardware, Vojtech Pavlik helped me a bit to
track it down. Hardware occasionally doesn't send the key release
signal after a key pressed signel.

System is IBM Thinkpad R30, CPU permanently running on low speed
(700MHz), no speed step (unsupported chipset).

Should I still test w/ clock=pit?

Jörn

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