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Top row hangs intermittently

Jesse Mena
Occasional Visitor

Top row hangs intermittently

The keyboard will intermittently lock up the q, w, e, r, u, i, o, p keys. Requires a full shutdown and restart to use keys again. Any advice or driver recommendations?
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Stuart Browne
Honored Contributor

Re: Top row hangs intermittently

Sounds to me like you've got either a dodgey keyboard, or a dodgey PS2 controller on your main board.

Have you tried different keyboards? Have you tried this keyboard with another machine?

I assume you're using X? If so, have you just tried using the shell to see if the same behaviour occurs?
One long-haired git at your service...
Jesse Mena
Occasional Visitor

Re: Top row hangs intermittently

Top row hangs intermittently

question: The keyboard will intermittently lock up the q, w, e, r, u, i, o, p keys. Requires a full shutdown and restart to use keys again. Any advice or driver recommendations? This is on a HP Pavilion N5150 Notebook, runnining WinMe. It does seem to happen after the notebook has been running awhile (30 Minutes+).


Ron Kinner
Honored Contributor

Re: Top row hangs intermittently

Odds are that your keyboard is dying. You can plug a keyboard into the back of your PC and see if that one has the same problem. If it does then:

http://h20004.www2.hp.com/keeper_rnotes/bsdmatrix/matrix31699.html

has new drivers and BIOS for your PC.

Also it never hurts to visit:

http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com and let them scan your system for upgrades you might need.

Ron

Sarah McCartney
Occasional Visitor

Re: Top row hangs intermittently

I have this same problem and would like to know if you ever found the solution or if anyone else can help me...this just started happening yesterday, and I have no idea why. Even shutdown/restart does not help the situation. Also my right shift key and the up arrow key are both out.