Keyboard Stops Responding in X

Charles Curley charlescurley at
Thu Aug 24 16:24:26 MDT 2006

On Thu, Aug 24, 2006 at 02:50:11PM -0600, Kimball Larsen wrote:
> On Aug 24, 2006, at 2:41 PM, Kimball Larsen wrote:
> >I've got a breezy Ubuntu box that has an odd keyboard problem:
> >
> >When I first boot up the computer, it starts automatically,  
> >and presents me with a login screen.  I can type my password and  
> >press enter.  It then logs into KDE, but no keystrokes from the  
> >keyboard are recognized anymore. :( I even tried to VNC to the  
> >computer, and keystrokes from my VNC client are similarly ignored.   
> >Switching out of X via CTRL-ALT-F2, the keyboard works again.
> >
> >Thoughts?
> *smacks forehead*
> SlowKeys was enabled.  Hold down Shift for 8 seconds to disable it.
> Doh.

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