Keyboard Lag

Michael Haney thezorch at
Fri Mar 27 19:09:01 UTC 2009

Ok, it going to take me a while to build a new system, even the
cheaper $200 Atom-based rig I plan to build due to money woes.  So, in
the meantime I need to use this machine still and I've been noticing a

I get keyboard lag.  What do I mean, well as I type for a while what I
type appears on screen immediately as it should but from time to time
the cursor stops and then what I've been typing suddenly all appears
at once and then things go back to normal.  This happens not just in
Firefox but also in Open Office and even Kate.  Its like there is
something hanging the system every few seconds but I've checked CPU
usage and I can't find anything that's causing it.

My system specs:
OS:  Kubuntu 8.10
CPU: 1.2GHz AMD Athlon XP 2000+
Hard Drive: 160GB ATA-100 Maxtor
Video: 8x AGP Nvidia Geforce FX 5600 w/256 RAM
Sound: Sound Blaster Live

Any ideas?  This problem is getting really pronounced lately.

Michael "TheZorch" Haney
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