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Re: Important keyboard problem (^[[B sent indefinitely)

On Son, 2003-04-20 at 03:41, Vincent Lefevre wrote:
> I was using emacs on my Titanium, and suddenly the machine behaved as
> if the Ctrl key were permanently pressed. For instance, if I opened
> an xterm, typing 'd' did a Ctrl-D and quit the shell.
> I decided to switch to a virtual console (I could do that), but here,
> I got endless ^[[B sequences on the screen (as if this came from the
> keyboard), and I couldn't do anything any longer: I couldn't login,
> I couldn't even switch to another virtual console...
> Fortunately, there was another machine on the network and I could
> telnet from it and reboot. I had the same problem a few months ago,
> and had to switch off, IIRC.
> Did anyone have the same problem or a similar one?

Yeah, this just happened to me yesterday. :\ It's a key that's stuck
somehow, you have to find out which one and press it again to stop it. I
don't know if this is a kernel or hardware problem.

Earthling Michel Dänzer   \  Debian (powerpc), XFree86 and DRI developer
Software libre enthusiast  \     http://svcs.affero.net/rm.php?r=daenzer

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