again: continuous keyboard input problem

Christoph Bier christoph.bier at
Fri Feb 8 13:31:59 UTC 2008

Bram Kuijper schrieb am 08.02.2008 13:14:

> Hi all,
> since a couple of days, I have the problem that at a certain random
> moment, my keyboard appears to hang: it starts sending continuous cursor
> input to the stdin and never stops with that. The problem only happens
> with navigational keys, so I get a continuous stream of "up" or "down".
> If I plug out (and replug) the keyboard, this doesn't stop the input. I
> am forced to either reboot Xorg or reboot the whole OS. I would suspect
> if it is the keyboard itself causing the problem, it would stop as soon
> as I plug the keyboard out. However, the input continues when the
> keyboard is plugged out.
> If I look at my Xorg log, I cannot find anything suspicuous pointing me
> at an error: see my Xorg.log on pastebin:
> there are notifications though, of xf86UnbindGARTMemory, unbind key 8,
> but I don't know what this exactly means.
> Anybody any ideas where I should look to find the root of the problem?

I had the same problem on my office PC but with each key and it
always stopped on its own after about 30 seconds. The problem did
not appear on any other PC running Ubuntu I have access to.
Replacing the keyboard solved the problem.


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