Hi gurus,

I have a most annoying problem of spurious alt key presses. I fired up xev and indeed, when I don't do nothing I occasionally get a couple of events like this:

KeyPress event, serial 35, synthetic NO, window 0x4000001,
root 0xac, subw 0x0, time 3397837, (109,107), root116,158),
state 0x0, keycode 64 (keysym 0xffe9, Alt_L), same_screen YES,
XLookupString gives 0 bytes:
XmbLookupString gives 0 bytes:
XFilterEvent returns: False

KeyRelease event, serial 35, synthetic NO, window 0x4000001,
root 0xac, subw 0x0, time 3397837, (109,107), root116,158),
state 0x8, keycode 64 (keysym 0xffe9, Alt_L), same_screen YES,
XLookupString gives 0 bytes:
XFilterEvent returns: False

Notice the times! In a normal keypress you would never have the exact same time for both the press and the release. I don't believe it's a hardware problem per-se because I don't see this on windowz. Any solution or workaround? This is really annoying...

I'm using ubuntu 9.04 fully updated, and the computer is a compaq presario laptop.

Thx,