New update.1 build 687

Dan Krejsa dan.krejsa at alamedanet.net
Wed Jan 23 12:09:51 EST 2008


Hi David,

It's possible that your altgr key is sticky, or that when you
type some other key (e.g. Q), altgr gets pressed also. 
I recommend running the boot diagnostics keyboard test.
(rocker switch left during boot; it's the last test).

A good number of the G1G1 laptop users (including me) are seeing
similar keyboard problems that don't always appear immediately,
and are sometimes intermittent.  See

 http://dev.laptop.org/ticket/5658

for an extensive discussion with lots of anecdotal evidence.

- Dan


On Wed, 2008-01-23 at 02:32 -0800, david at lang.hm wrote:
> I'm occasionally seeing an issue with the keyboard in recent builds (no 
> problem on 682, I've seen problems on everything since). This is a G1G1 
> laptop
> 
> once in a while they keyboard returns strange characters. q returns a 
> stylalized w, c returns a character that looks like the alternate 
> character on the key, etc.
> 
> in a possibly unrelated problem, I've also seen strange behavior from the 
> gamepad keys, when I press a key (up for example) then press another key 
> (down for example) the system acts one keystroke behind what I type. I've 
> only noticed this problem at the same time as the first problem, but I 
> won't guarentee that they are related.
> 
> the trigger for the problem (and the clearing of the problem) may be 
> switching to power savings mode, but it is very unpredictable
> 
> I happen to be useing the terminal extensively to run alpine, and so when 
> I can't compose, delete, or quit it stands out :-)
> 
> for a while I thought this was related to loading the web activity, but I 
> just experianced a case of this problem after upgrading to build 687, and 
> the only thing I've run after the upgrade is a single terminal window.
> 
> David Lang
> 
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