I have some problems with the text typing.
I bought a new Toshiba C50-A laptop and I installed the Opensuse 13.1
I noticed that when I write a text, some characters are missed.
Initially I believed was a Toshiba keyboard hw problem, but I did some tests with Ubuntu and Windows 8 and I didn’t see any problem.
It’s very frustrating write and see that the characters are not typed.
Am I a too fast writer for OpenSuse :D?
I tried to set the keyboard speed options in the settings area, but no luck!
Is it a keyboard hardware compatibility problem?
thanks for your responses
Yes, I’m using the right keyboard layout.
The characters that most frequently are missing are: “y and o”.
I noticed that the problem is related to the typing speed (faster–> more problems).
I did a test with 3 different OS (OpenSuse, Ubuntu and Windows) by typing a same text, the number of errors in OpenSuse are more more evident despite the other 2 OS (I deleted the 3 texts but, if you want, I can redo again the test and post the results).
51: PS/2 00.0: 10800 Keyboard
[Created at input.226]
Unique ID: nLyy.+49ps10DtUF
Hardware Class: keyboard
Model: "AT Translated Set 2 keyboard"
Device: 0x0001 "AT Translated Set 2 keyboard"
Compatible to: int 0x0211 0x0001
Device File: /dev/input/event0
Device Files: /dev/input/event0, /dev/input/by-path/platform-i8042-serio-0-event-kbd
Device Number: char 13:64
Driver Info #0:
Config Status: cfg=yes, avail=yes, need=yes, active=unknown
Are the characters missing in a particular program such LibreOffice writer or kwrite?
Can you try to write your text in the terminal window for example? Maybe that is not a problem with your keyboard but a problem with an editor.
yes, the problem is more evident in firefox, but not only…also in the terminal and gedit (I’m using gnome).
I noticed that when I’m typing the cursor ‘_’ remains frozen for some milliseconds and after that the characters are displayed (with the problem that some char miss).
Honestly I don’t believe that I’m so fast I saw people that are more faster than me :D.
On 2014-05-10 14:36, wolfi323 wrote:
> Kova78;2642282 Wrote:
>> yes, the problem is more evident in firefox, but not only…also in the
>> terminal and gedit (I’m using gnome).
>> I noticed that when I’m typing the cursor ‘_’ remains frozen for some
>> milliseconds and after that the characters are displayed (with the
>> problem that some char miss).
> Could be graphics driver related.
> Especially GNOME3 can be very slow if you don’t have working 3D hardware
> acceleration, as it would use Mesa’s software renderer then.
It /should/ not matter. The keyboard system should be able to capture
entries even if the system is busy to the neck. With traditional ps2
keyboards this was safe, with usb keyboards I’m not that confident.
This thing could happen if something (graphics?) disabled interrupts for
too long intervals. Assuming, of course, that the keyboard is still
interrupt driven… which I no longer know for sure.
Also… there are some intelligent keyboards that cache touches
internally. Is it one of those? They are typically marked “for gamers”.
On some you can even press several simultaneous keys and they work. And
they can record keyboard macros, too. With these things the operating
system could make a difference.