Possible bug: USB keyboard's keys become sticky

William Bulley web at umich.edu
Fri May 6 19:24:29 UTC 2016

According to Manish Jain <bourne.identity at hotmail.com> on Fri, 05/06/16 at 14:11:
> I would like to report a possible bug on my amd64 system running FreeBSD
> 10.2. While typing with the X server running, keys of my keyboard become
> 'sticky': pressing 'A' once results in multiple (dozens, sometimes hundreds)
> of 'A'. This nuisance usually stops by itself and the key gets 'unstuck'
> automatically after a couple of seconds. This happens only under FreeBSD
> (not Linux, not Windows) and only under the X server (not when typing on the
> console when there is no X). This kind of bug gives leeway to kernel
> developers to blame X developers, and the other way round too!

Ditto here.  It is a minor annoyance, but does happen randomly.

I had thought it was some sort of firmware bug with my USB keyboard.

Now I no longer think that.

I've seen it under 10.2-STABLE and 10.3-STABLE:

unix% pkg info xorg
linux-c6-xorg-libs-7.4_4       Xorg libraries (Linux CentOS 6.7)
xorg-7.7_2                     X.Org complete distribution metaport
xorg-apps-7.7_2                X.org apps meta-port
xorg-cf-files-1.0.5_1          X.org cf files for use with imake builds
xorg-docs-1.7.1,1              X.org documentation files
xorg-drivers-7.7_3             X.org drivers meta-port
xorg-fonts-7.7_1               X.org fonts meta-port
xorg-fonts-100dpi-7.7          X.Org 100dpi bitmap fonts
xorg-fonts-75dpi-7.7           X.Org 75dpi bitmap fonts
xorg-fonts-cyrillic-7.7        X.Org Cyrillic bitmap fonts
xorg-fonts-miscbitmaps-7.7     X.Org miscellaneous bitmap fonts
xorg-fonts-truetype-7.7_1      X.Org TrueType fonts
xorg-fonts-type1-7.7           X.Org Type1 fonts
xorg-libraries-7.7_2           X.org libraries meta-port
xorg-macros-1.19.0             X.Org development aclocal macros
xorg-server-1.17.4,1           X.Org X server and related programs

My kernel is up to date (rebuilt on 5/5/2016).




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