On Sat, 7 Apr 2018 14:38:53 -0400 songbird said: > i have an USB keyboard, which once in a while goes > useless. it is a fairly new device and should not be > defective, but i'm not sure how to tell if this is a > problem from the device or from the kernel or ? > > i do not have a scanner installed. no idea why > colord-sane process is there at all. i would be > happy to get rid of that message somehow as it might > be related. > > i do have cups and USB printer installed but it > has not been a problem at all. > > just for some reason my system is picking on USB > keyboard.
colord-sane seems to be related to some printer utilities ("sane" = scanner support) I would have gone like... ~$ locate colord-sane # needs mlocate package /usr/lib/colord/colord-sane ~$ dpkg -S /usr/lib/colord/colord-sane colord: /usr/lib/colord/colord-sane So colord-sane is installed as part of colord package. ~$ apt-cache --installed rdepends colord colord Reverse Depends: cups-daemon cups cups-filters cups-filters cups-daemon cups colord-data colord-data libcolord2 cups cups-filters cups-daemon It is a cups *recommendation*, so you can uninstall it while holding on to cups. ~# apt-get remove colord However, if your printer can also work as scanner, then you may actually need colord-sane in the future. So, instead of removing colord, it is probably a better practice to disable colord-sane service to see if it makes any difference. If it does, then you may debug why colord-sane is stepping over the keyboard. Regards -- Abdullah Ramazanoglu