View Full Version : [kubuntu] [SOLVED] My keyboard stopped working

November 9th, 2008, 10:01 PM
Hello all, I'm using Hardy.
This morning my keyboard has stopped working.
No response.
Upon booting, I can type my password into the login screen,
and the machine boots fine, but after its booted up, the keyboard doesn't work anymore.
I can't type into google search, or a text file, or enter my password into KDE Wallet, nothing, no response.
I have tried plugging in another keyboard, and same thing.
So, I have rebooted just now into Windows XP (something I haven't done in months eek!), and this keyboard seems to be working fine right now (in XP).

What the heck is going on? Any help is most appreciated, everything was working fine yesterday.

November 9th, 2008, 10:50 PM
Well, :)seems I had somehow turned on the 'slow keys' option last night (I didn't even know there was such a thing), and this is why my keyboard was not responding.

I fixed it by booting up Kubuntu and after logging in, I held the 'Shift', key down for about 8 seconds, and now all is back to normal...

November 9th, 2008, 10:56 PM
As an afterthought, after puzzling over this stupid problem for 2 hours before finding the solution, why on earth would there even be a 'slow keys' option in the first place?

Seems kind of silly to have such a useless feature.

Why would anyone ever need a 'slow keys' option?