[LUNI] Strange problem on a Toshiba laptop
mike at tuxnami.org
Wed Aug 14 09:10:01 CDT 2002
Well, if there's any debugging information I can try on his laptop, or
when I get my Libretto L5 (should be the same deal, being legacy free),
let me know :)
From: luni-admin at luni.org [mailto:luni-admin at luni.org] On Behalf Of
Sent: Wednesday, August 14, 2002 8:51 AM
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Subject: Re: [LUNI] Strange problem on a Toshiba laptop
In <000201c24390$6a26e240$4765100a at kayakxa2k22> it was written:
>A good friend of mine bought a brand new Toshiba Satellite 5005 a few
>months back. It's really a sweet machine, P4 1.7, half a gig of ram,
>40G hdd, 1600x1200 display, but I digress. He is just getting around
>to installing Linux onto the machine, but is having one annoying
>problem. The machine will randomly input 2 characters instead of one
>when a key is pressed. For example, ten keystrokes will be fine, and
>the eleventh will be double. This laptop is also a 'legacy free'
>which means it has no PS/2, no serial, even the internal keyboard is
>USB. I haven't had the chance to play around with his laptop yet, but
>was wondering if anyone had anything like this happen to them, and if
>so, how they were able to fix it (if they did).
I have something similar on my Playstation 2. It's running Linux with a
USB keyboard, and is likely legacy-free. When I'm typing certain key
sequences too quickly, I'm guaranteed to get a spurious character. I'm
pretty sure Keith has observed the same problem on his.
I'm guessing that there's still some flaws in the USB stack, as far as
compensating for certain implementations. And since I've not fixed this
yet, either, I welcome suggestions.
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