I'm using Fedora for years on my ASUS X550LD laptop without any major problems. But sind a few months (I not able to say since when exactly), I have a very annoying issue that I can describe as follow: When I press on keys (especially from first row bellow F-Key, i.e. digits and backspace) nothing happens. But if I insist an continue to press repeatedly the key, it finally works. After it worked once it (and other problematic keys) continue to work normally for a certain period. But after a while, I observe the same issue again.

With external keyboard I never observed a similar issue.

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    It sounds like a hardware problem, not an operating system problem. – Michael Hampton Jan 15 at 18:07
  • @MichaelHampton: yes I agree that probability is high that it is a hardware failure. But so you now a way to confirm it for sure, because I not really ant to thow my good old laptop that fullfills all my needs away for no reason. – lweller Jan 15 at 18:47
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    Boot up some other OS from a USB stick or something? – Michael Hampton Jan 15 at 20:15

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