Keyboard stopped working on default desktop but works on grub and login.

Steven stevenvollom at sbcglobal.net
Mon Feb 2 07:46:00 GMT 2009


Nils Kassube wrote:
> Steven wrote:
>   
>> A very new and confusing set of problems has arisen.  Without warning,
>> the keyboard stopped working on the default user.  
>>     
>
> I suppose you have unintentionally activated the "slow keys" 
> accessibility function for the keyboard.
>
>   
>> Currently I am 
>> locked out of default user, because the session is locked and nothing
>> types in when I use the keyboard.
>>     
>
> Well, that's tricky. If you have any unsaved data in the locked session I 
> have no idea how to save them.
>
> You can kill the xserver of the locked session with the shortcut 
>   
I don't understand this.  Do I have to do this from the session I have 
that is open, or do I have to do this from the locked session?
> Ctrl-Alt-Backspace - maybe you have to hold the keys for some time until 
> the slow key delay is over. Then login again and go to K-menu -> System 
> Settings -> Accessibility. At the tab "Modifier Keys" make sure that "Use 
> sticky keys" is unchecked.
I don't understand any of this.
>  At the tab "Keyboard filters" make sure 
> that "Use slow keys" is unchecked. At the tab "Activation Gestures" make 
> sure that "Use gestures for activating sticky keys and slow keys" is 
> unchecked. Then click "Apply" and your keyboard should work as usual 
> again.  Will these things work for both sessions?  I am currently so overloaded with pressure, it may be blocking my thought.
>   

Steven
>
> Nils
>
>   




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