keyboard not functioning

O. Sinclair o.sinclair at
Mon Mar 1 12:34:08 UTC 2010

Errol Sapir wrote:
> The strangest thing happened to me. I was typing an e-mail and all of a sudden 
> there is no reaction from the keyboard. Nothing works. Not typing, no 
> controls, nada. I know the problem isn't with the keyboard itself as I can 
> type and operate the keyboard before entering Kubuntu. I can type my password, 
> enter bios etc. Once the computer gets to my desktop after typing my password, 
> all keyboard action stops. I can do anything with the mouse, open programs 
> etc. but nothing with the keyboard. 
> Had my computer been a laptop, I know there are function keys to do all sorts 
> of things. On a non laptop, I don't know of anything that stops a keyboard 
> functioning in Kubuntu. Just to double check myself I even replaced the 
> keyboard with my wife's keyboard but there was no improvement.
> Any suggestions where some command could change the situation back to normal?
> Errol
Use the mouse after login to get to System Settings. Then find 
Accessibility. Under the tab Keyboard filters check if  "Use slow keys" 
are ticked. If so untick it and all should work once you press Apply button.


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