Possible bug: USB keyboard's keys become sticky

Manish Jain bourne.identity at hotmail.com
Fri May 6 20:38:06 UTC 2016

On 05/07/16 00:54, William Bulley wrote:
> 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.

With the amount of typing I have to do everyday, the annoyance is not 
minor. Once every 5 minutes - on an average, I have to delete a whole 
lot of junk.

Manish Jain

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