Chris Jones wrote:
I recently installed my first FreeBSD workstation after many years with
NetBSD exclusively. Overall, I'm happy; but I'm seeing one particularly
At seemingly random intervals, the computer seems to stop listening for
keyboard events for as long as a second at a time. Though I'm no speed
demon at the keyboard, this can mean a few keystrokes that go missing
before the computer catches up with me. Sometimes when it catches up, it
will get a key which I pressed during the hiatus; and sometimes it will
duplicate the last key I pressed before it stopped paying attention.
I've tried swapping to a different USB keyboard. I've tried plugging the
keyboard in directly to the USB port, instead of via hubs. I've tried
console mode instead of X. In all cases, the strange behavior is still
I'm using FreeBSD 6.2-RELEASE on a Dell Latitude D620 laptop. Here are
the many lines of USB-relevant output from dmesg:
I'd appreciate any advice on getting my lost keystrokes back.
I have seem similar problems with some PS2->USB converters that we where
planning to use with some new servers. It is almost like the Key Up
event is being lost as keys will appear to be stuck down an repeat until
the key is pressed again and the system recognises the key up. I have a
large number of these adapters that I would like to use any
fix/information would be great. I can provide any information that
anyone would like to be able to diagnose this problem.
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