[Pkg-utopia-maintainers] xserver-xorg-input-kbd: Lag problem on my keyboard - keys repetition

Josip Rodin joy at debbugs.entuzijast.net
Fri Jan 15 08:48:14 UTC 2010


I seem to have been experiencing the same symptoms as described in #467040
since the last squeeze upgrade done on 2009-12-31, which may be coupled with
my kernel upgrade from to 2.6.32 on 2009-12-14.

I've determined that I need to stop the hal daemon (with /etc/init.d/hal stop)
and add Option "AllowEmptyInput" "off" into the ServerFlags in xorg.conf,
and that restores the keyboard to a working state.

If I just keep the AllowEmptyInput option and start X with the hal daemon
running, I can reproduce the problem. If I start hal again in the middle of
the X session, and then immediately stop it again, the problem reappears and
persists even though hal is not there. Eric, can you try that too?

It's also messing with the mouse, some button clicks are ignored/duplicated.

In my 2009-12-31 upgrade log, I see only these related packages:

Preparing to replace hal 0.5.13-6 (using .../hal_0.5.14-1_amd64.deb) ...
Preparing to replace x11-xserver-utils 7.4+2 (using .../x11-xserver-utils_7.5+1_amd64.deb) ...

Previously I upgraded on 2009-12-16 and there I had:

Preparing to replace hal 0.5.13-4 (using .../hal_0.5.13-6_amd64.deb) ...

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