My Desktop is getting flaky - menopause? :-)

grumpypenguin grumpypenguin at qwest.net
Wed Feb 7 15:16:03 UTC 2007


On Wednesday 07 February 2007 07:04, Thomas Olsen wrote:
> The latest week or so my installation has been getting more and more
> unstable.
>
> First different settings began to change like the way toolbars were
> arranged, passwords went missing from kwallet, the default dictionary
> changed etc. Minor, but annoying stuff.
>
> Today it went really bad. It seems like some keys are stuck (which they're
> not), the K-menu keeps on appearing and disappearing several times a
> second, Caps-Lock switches from caps to no-caps. Sometimes a letter keeps
> writing, sometimes the letters doesn't show up at all.
>
> I find this really weird and terribly annoying.
>
> Does anyone got a clue whats going on?
It sounds like your keyboard is bonked have you tried another KB? if it is on 
a laptop plug a USB KB in and check it
BTW turning the KB upside down and shaking it hard will divulge an amazing 
amount of crud 
>
> I run a heavily customized Kubuntu Dapper and a ThinkPad 42.
>
> Some info (+xorg.conf attached):
>
> kde-3.5.5
>
> $ uname -a
> Linux tanghus 2.6.15-27-686 #1 SMP PREEMPT Fri Dec 8 18:00:07 UTC 2006 i686
> GNU/Linux
>
> $ lspci
> 0000:00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82855PM Processor to I/O
> Controller (rev 03)
> 0000:00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82855PM Processor to AGP
> Controller (rev 03)
> 0000:00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM
> (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 01)
> 0000:00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM
> (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 01)
> 0000:00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM
> (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 01)
> 0000:00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-M)
> USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 01)
> 0000:00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev 81)
> 0000:00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801DBM (ICH4-M) LPC Interface
> Bridge (rev 01)
> 0000:00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801DBM (ICH4-M) IDE
> Controller (rev 01)
> 0000:00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M)
> SMBus Controller (rev 01)
> 0000:00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM
> (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 01)
> 0000:00:1f.6 Modem: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M)
> AC'97 Modem Controller (rev 01)
> 0000:01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon
> Mobility M7 LW [Radeon Mobility 7500]
> 0000:02:00.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI4520 PC card Cardbus
> Controller (rev 01)
> 0000:02:00.1 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI4520 PC card Cardbus
> Controller (rev 01)
> 0000:02:01.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82540EP Gigabit
> Ethernet Controller (Mobile) (rev 03)
> 0000:02:02.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 2200BG (rev
> 05)




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