keyboard not functioning

Frans Ketelaars ketelaars at
Mon Mar 1 15:54:02 UTC 2010

On Mon, 01 Mar 2010 17:17:57 +0200, Errol Sapir wrote:

> Sinclair
> Thank you. That was the solution. I would never have found it without
> your direction. Now that I have solved the problem could you (or
> anybody) explain the "slow keys" thing. What is it meant for, what does
> it do, how does one activate it? (as I somehow did) Thanks
> Errol
> O. Sinclair wrote:
>> 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? TIA
>>> 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.
>> Sinclair
Seems you're not the only one who got bit by this bug/feature :(


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