[colug-432] Keyboard oddness

Rob Funk rfunk at funknet.net
Thu Aug 18 10:41:20 EDT 2011

On Thursday, August 18, 2011 10:26:35 AM Jeff Frontz wrote:
> When you type the shift-quote on the external keyboard, do you get
> absolutely nothing at linux or do you get an apostrophe?  Also, is the
> behavior different if you're running on the bare-bones console (vs.
> running X)?

Wow, I can't believe I didn't think to check outside of X already.
The behavior seems to be similar at the console though.

Usually I get nothing. Sometimes I get an apostrophe; the apostrophe seems to 
be much more likely with one shift key than the other.

Maybe I just need to take apart the keyboard and clean it.

> We had an issue where an external HID was too fast for the kbd driver
> (it tickled some strange bug where the shift events were sometimes
> lost, seemingly on large blocks of input -- this device is a barcode
> reader and sends stuff in a quick burst).  We switched X to use the
> event driver and all was better.
> If that doesn't help, try running a USB sniffer and seeing what
> exactly is coming across the bus.

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