Re: Capslock mystery - Recent phenomena concerning keyboard
On Mon, Jan 30, 2012 at 09:21:34AM -0500, Harry Putnam wrote:
> Running Wheezy - kde plasma
> Running Debian / windows7 on a KVM switch (IOGEAR miniview 4 port DVI)
> I've been using the keyboard for a couple of years.
> All equipment has been in use a good while.
> I've recently started having a problem where the capslock comes on
> (seemingly randomly) but not the led that indicates its on.
> I'll be typing and suddenly I'm in caps and have to turn caps lock on
> (led comes on) to get back to lowercase.
> Even that doesn't really work, since numbers stay upper case to what
> ever symbols are the upper case for each (sometimes).
Upper case numbers?
> I'm not sure if its related to debian though it did seem to start
> following a major update of pkgs. (No I didn't keep a list).
I would say no.
> The reason I say I'm not sure is that once it starts, even if I switch
> to windows 7 host through the KVM, its still stuck on caps.
Right there is your evidence that it's not Debian-related.
I had a similar problem (cheap keyboard).
Sometimes logging out of X would return caps/lowercase back to normal.
In any case, replacing the keyboard completely resolved the issue.
I'd say you just have an old, tired keyboard.
all tony, all the time!