[arch-general] Problems with keyboardinput

Joey Kelly joey at joeykelly.net
Fri Mar 7 10:51:00 EST 2008

On Friday 07 March 2008 04:58:49 am Johannes Held wrote:
> Hello,
> I have a second Arch running in a virtual machine.
> Recently I noticed that I can't write some characters like
> @, {, ~ .. and the like. It seem's that AltGr is somewhat broken.
> I know that I had this problem with my normal PC. But the solution is
> 30kilometers away and buried somewhere unter ~/tmp.. (hopefully)
> As far as I know - it was something simple with kbdfont or something
> like that...

I too have keyboard problems, and commented about it here: 

The original complaint has to do with VMware, but other users also complain 
about random keys not working. I have VMware installed, but do not run it on 
this workstation (the kernel module isn't compiled and neither the network 
nor the daemons are running).

My symptoms are: repeating characters (holding down a letter, or the scroll 
arrows) don't work, ALT-Fx keys don't work, CTRL-click in seamonkey doesn't 
work, etc. Rebooting solves the problem for a week or so, then things break 
again. I even swapped out my old keyboard for a new one, but that didn't 
solve the problem.

Joey Kelly
< Minister of the Gospel | Linux Consultant >
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