key presses not read

Karol Krenski mimooh at
Sun Jun 3 23:12:57 CEST 2007

Hi again,

Yes Olivier that's the case. Thanks! Now it makes sense - it would
happen when doing graphics. One often holds shift/ctrl for over 10
seconds and that makes the switch into slow keys mode.

This is my setup (rough translation):

Persistent Keys (what are those?)
[x] enabled
[ ] blocked
[ ] two keys disable

Slow keys
[ ] enable


bounced keys (what are those?)
[ ] enable 


As you can see slow keys are not enabled but holding keys for 10 seconds
makes the switch. How come?


> Karol Krenski wrote:
> > Hi list,
> > 
> > Strange behaviour. I guess its xfwm4 that is responsible for key-presses
> > read. X works fine until one moment the keyboard is not being read.
> > Single keys can be read if pressed extremally hard. I have to restart X
> > and only then keys work again. It may be the kernel also, but I thought
> > I would ask here first. I use xfce-4.4. Anybody heard of such a problem?
> Huh, no the window manager has nothing to do with key presses. This
> sound a lot like slow keys.
> Settings => Keyboard settings => Accessibility
> and disable slow keys.

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