On Tue, Mar 10 2009, Brendan Halpin wrote:
> My keyboard has stopped working under Gnome (Debian testing). It stopped
> during a session this morning, and resists restarting gdm, rebooting,
> even apt-get dist-upgrade.
>> The keyboard works in console mode, and in X as far as entering username
> and password, but once the gnome session starts, it is completely inert
> (LEDs don't respond to Caps-Lock etc.).
I was happy working in TWM for the past few months, but got back to
tinkering with the problem and have found a solution.
For the record, it was the accessibility settings -- "slow keys" had
somehow been activated (in an apt-get upgrade or accidental keyboard
hot-key). Holding down shift for a good long time (10 secs or more)
brings up the dialogue to cancel, and System->Preferences->Assistive
Technologies->Keyboard Accessibility allows you to suppress the ability
to set it from the keyboard.
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