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My keyboard skips one or two characters, whenever I stop typing for 5 seconds or more. Since I just installed 11.3 openSUSE, I don't know if this issue is an improper configuration, a bug in 11.3, or my keyboard failing. It doesn't matter what application I am running, or what keys are pressed.

Keyboard failure doesn't seem likely. I cannot find anything in either yast or personal preferences that might fix it. Thus, I suspect something in SUSE, maybe the keyboard driver, but I am a not a Linux pro, and I am stumped.

It is very annoying, having to kkey first characters twice after pausing.

Thanks very much for any help.

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@Edwin KDE, or Gnome? and does it affect a non windowed environment (e.g. a virtual terminal <kbd>Ctrl+Alt+F1</kbd>)? also any chance you've tried another distro's livecd (failing hardware should fail in that env too)? – xenoterracide Sep 11 '10 at 21:37
KDE and doesn't affect non-windowed. – Edwin Earl Ross Sep 11 '10 at 21:52
I reinstalled SUSE and the problem stopped, but after applying all updates, the problem has returned. – Edwin Earl Ross Sep 11 '10 at 22:04
I don't know if the following notification is relevant, or another issue, but I get the following notification: "Nepomuk was not able to find the configured database 'redland.' Existing data thus cannot be accessed. – Edwin Earl Ross Sep 11 '10 at 22:05
@Edwin instead of closing you could post how you fixed it as an answer so other people can find the solution. – xenoterracide Sep 11 '10 at 23:23

Did you update your kernel? There was an update last week that introduced this error: http://lwn.net/Articles/404712/ It should be fixed sometime soon.

In the meantime you can downgrade to 2.6.34-12.3

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