Keyboard Lag

Thorny thorntreehome at
Sat Mar 28 14:15:25 UTC 2009

On Fri, 27 Mar 2009 15:09:01 -0400, Michael Haney posted:

> 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.

How are you monitoring CPU usage while the event occurs?

Do you have room on your screen for a terminal window running top while
you are typing so you could glance and see if anything is hogging cycles? 

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