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I dual boot Slackware 12.0 and Windows XP and recently I have been having problems with the keyboard when I log onto Slackware under my user. I can type in ...
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    keyboard problems


    I dual boot Slackware 12.0 and Windows XP and recently I have been having problems with the keyboard when I log onto Slackware under my user. I can type in my password without any problems but once I'm in, in order to type anything I have to hold down the keys for about a second or so. It works fine under the root profile and the windows partition. I have no idea what the problem may be, also I'm kind of a beginner with linux so have patience lol. If anyone could help, that would be great. Thanks in advance.

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    Is there anything unusual about your keyboard other than that? Please describe.
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    Not anything unusual really except for it being wireless. It was working fine then all of a sudden it started doing that.

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    did it work when you installed slack? or did you use a wired keyboard at that time?
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    It worked fine when I installed Slackware. All of a sudden I got problems.

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    first, if you look on the receiver (like the actual usb part) does it show that power is getting to it? or is it off?

    Im not sure, but you might have to write a script to scan for usb devices or something like that, which would mean use a wired keyboard temporarily to do so, ive never had a wireless keyboard, but that would be my guess
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    Well I don't think it has anything to do with the adapter getting power, it runs fine under windows and other profiles in slackware except my own. A friend said that it might be the gui, is there a way to reset the gui back to default? I'll try a wired keyboard none the less and see what happens with that, it might be the keyboard after all.

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    Well, I don know but it seems somehow your keyboard settings have changed.

    The place to edit them in Slack is of course /etc/X11/xorg.conf

    But you might try your luck in /KMenu/Settings/Peripherals/Keyboard
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    well I ended up reseting kde and that seemed to have fixed the problem, weird how something like that could mess up the keyboard settings. Thanks everyone for your help, I appreciate it.

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    you probably werent in the right groups for usb devices
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