weird keyboard problem

Andrew Jarrett jarrett.andrew at
Mon Aug 27 19:38:08 UTC 2007

On 8/27/07, O. Sinclair <o.sinclair at> wrote:
> On Kubuntu 7.04:
> One user suddenly has a very strange problem with the keyboard: as soon
> as X is running the keyboard keys need to be held down for maybe 3
> seconds before the "pressing" is registered and anything happens.
> Of course this makes it impossible for her to work normal. Where in
> heaven's name can I find some setting for this? Should also say that
> everything works fine if I boot without X running.
> Sinclair

I believe that there is a configuration panel for the keyboard which
should be able to solve the problem.  There is a setting that should
specify the type-rate (or something like that) so you can tell the
computer how fast to recognize key-presses.  I believe that it can be
configured from kcontrol or maybe System Settings.  I would check for
you, but I am at work right now.


P.S. I have no idea why it would take 3 seconds to recognize that a
key is pressed, but IIRC someone else on the list had a similar
problem a while back and I think they fixed it through their keyboard
settings in KDE like I suggested.
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