unresponsive keyboard

Robert Holtzman holtzm at cox.net
Sun Feb 26 18:44:58 UTC 2012

On Sun, Feb 26, 2012 at 09:09:33AM +0100, Nils Kassube wrote:
> Robert Holtzman wrote:
> > Running squeeze 6.04 with Gnome and all updates as of a week ago. At
> > that
> > time my keyboard became unresponsive. It's not a hardware problem as
> > it works when I boot into Ubuntu on the same HD. The strangest thing
> > is that
> > sometimes I can boot into squeeze and type my login password
> > successfully and sometimes the keyboard is dead so I can't log in.
> > When I can boot in, the GUI works but I can't become root to try and
> > trouble shoot.
> I'm not a Gnome user, so I can't tell you exactly where to look, but I 
> suppose that there are similar accessibility settings available like for 
> KDE. Among these settings, at least KDE knows something like "slow keys" 
> and "sticky keys" which seems to be your problem.

That was the answer. I've been beating my brains out for over a week
running searches, reading docs, posting, but I wouldn't have thought to
look there if I lived to be 100.

Effusive thanks.

Bob Holtzman
Key ID: 8D549279
"If you think you're getting free lunch,
 check the price of the beer"
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