Issue with keyboard on Asus eeePC

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  • #140131
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    Panda

      Hello,

      I’m new in antiX that I’m using to recycle an old eeePC so I can use it on my daily train journeys.
      Everithing works fine untill yesterday when my keyboard started making very strange things.
      When I press the Ctrl key, the main menu appears (so I’m unable to use the combinaison of keys with Crtl), and another menu appears when I press Shift…
      When I press the letter keys, the letter is writted and then erased.

      The strange thing is that when I use LibreOffice there’s no problem, I can use my keyboard completely normaly, but with other program such as FIrefox the problem occurs.

      Any idea how this issue can be fixed ?

      Thanks ahead for your help.

      • This topic was modified 1 month ago by Panda.
      #140145
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      rokytnji

        Can you give us a

        inxi -Fxz -r

        readout so we can see what version of antiX you installed so we can advise you.
        Pretty strange problem. Is leafpad test typing OK also.

        Might be firefox addon problem. But that is just a guess.

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        #140150
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        Panda

          Hi rokytnji,

          Thx for your answer…

          The same problem occur with all the programs but it seems to be generated after the launching of the internet browser whether firefox or epiphany… I’ll try uninstalling those browsers or replacing it to see if it change something.

          When I close the lid of the portable or when I go offline and reconnect sometimes it resolve the issue sometimes not, which is pretty strange.

          Here is the return of inxi -Fxz -r

          
          Kernel: 5.10.197-antix.1-486-smp arch: i686 bits: 32 compiler: gcc v: 12.2.0
          Desktop: IceWM v: 3.4.7 Distro: antiX-23.1_386-full Arditi del Popolo 21
          February 2024 base: Debian GNU/Linux 12 (bookworm)
          Machine:
          Type: Laptop System: ASUSTeK product: 1005P v: x.x
          serial: <superuser required>
          Mobo: ASUSTeK model: 1005P v: x.xx serial: <superuser required>
          BIOS: American Megatrends v: 0901 date: 03/04/2010
          Battery:
          ID-1: BAT0 charge: 46.6 Wh (63.6%) condition: 73.3/73.3 Wh (100.0%)
          volts: 12.0 min: 11.1 model: ASUS 1005P status: discharging
          CPU:
          Info: single core model: Intel Atom N450 bits: 64 type: MT arch: Bonnell
          rev: A cache: L1: 56 KiB L2: 512 KiB
          Speed (MHz): avg: 1086 high: 1117 min/max: 1000/1667 cores: 1: 1055
          2: 1117 bogomips: 6666
          Flags: ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 ssse3
          Graphics:
          Device-1: Intel Atom Processor D4xx/D5xx/N4xx/N5xx Integrated Graphics
          vendor: ASUSTeK Eee PC 1015PX driver: i915 v: kernel arch: PowerVR SGX535
          bus-ID: 00:02.0
          Device-2: IMC Networks Integrated Webcam driver: uvcvideo type: USB
          bus-ID: 1-6:2
          Display: server: X.Org v: 1.21.1.7 driver: X: loaded: intel
          unloaded: fbdev,modesetting,vesa dri: i915 gpu: i915
          resolution: 1024x600~60Hz
          API: EGL v: 1.4,1.5 drivers: i915,swrast platforms:
          active: gbm,x11,surfaceless,device inactive: wayland
          API: OpenGL v: 2.1 vendor: mesa v: 22.3.6 glx-v: 1.4 direct-render: yes
          renderer: i915 (: Pineview M)
          Audio:
          Device-1: Intel NM10/ICH7 Family High Definition Audio vendor: ASUSTeK
          driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
          API: ALSA v: k5.10.197-antix.1-486-smp status: kernel-api
          Server-1: PipeWire v: 1.0.3 status: active
          Network:
          Device-1: Qualcomm Atheros AR8132 Fast Ethernet vendor: ASUSTeK
          driver: atl1c v: kernel port: ec00 bus-ID: 01:00.0
          IF: eth0 state: down mac: <filter>
          Device-2: Qualcomm Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter
          vendor: AzureWave AW-NE785 / AW-NE785H 802.11bgn driver: ath9k v: kernel
          bus-ID: 02:00.0
          IF: wlan0 state: up mac: <filter>
          Drives:
          Local Storage: total: 149.05 GiB used: 11.83 GiB (7.9%)
          ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Hitachi model: HTS545016B9A300 size: 149.05 GiB
          Partition:
          ID-1: / size: 145.65 GiB used: 11.83 GiB (8.1%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
          Swap:
          ID-1: swap-1 type: file size: 988 MiB used: 1 MiB (0.1%) file: /swap/swap
          Sensors:
          System Temperatures: cpu: 44.0 C mobo: N/A
          Fan Speeds (rpm): N/A
          Repos:
          Packages: 1848
          Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/antix.list
          1: deb [signed-by=/etc/apt/keyrings/antix-archive-keyring.gpg] http://mirror.tiguinet.net/mx/packages/antix/bookworm bookworm main nonfree nosystemd
          Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/bookworm-backports.list
          1: deb http://deb.debian.org/debian bookworm-backports main contrib non-free non-free-firmware
          Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/debian-stable-updates.list
          1: deb http://ftp.be.debian.org/debian/ bookworm-updates main contrib non-free non-free-firmware
          Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/debian.list
          1: deb http://ftp.be.debian.org/debian/ bookworm main contrib non-free non-free-firmware
          2: deb http://security.debian.org/ bookworm-security main contrib non-free non-free-firmware
          No active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/librewolf.list
          No active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/liquorix.list
          Info:
          Processes: 132 Uptime: 28m Memory: total: N/A available: 988.3 MiB
          used: 322.1 MiB (32.6%) Init: SysVinit runlevel: 2 Compilers: gcc: 12.2.0
          Shell: Bash v: 5.2.15 inxi: 3.3.31
          
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          • This reply was modified 1 month ago by rokytnji. Reason: replaced quote with code tags
          #140152
          Moderator
          Brian Masinick

            Also try closing all Web browsers and then open a new terminal or simple editor and see if the absence of a browser running makes any difference.

            Just to make doubly certain, logout and login to set a clean environment without a browser and then a few things are either the cause of the issues or are eliminated as possible cause.

            --
            Brian Masinick

            #140157
            Forum Admin
            rokytnji

              I’ll ask the usual questions.

              Was md5sum check done on downloaded iso before making your live usb?
              I do this religious like so it saves me headaches later. I do get corrupted iso downloads from time to time.

              Might want to run smartctl to check hard drive on that original hitachi.

              Edit: forgot to give the command to check if hitachi supports smart control.

              sudo smartctl -i /dev/sda

              The last 2 lines on readout should tell you.

              sudo smartctl -t /dev/sda

              Make sure it is OK. If you still have your live usb drive with antiX on it.
              You can boot it.
              Open gparted.
              Go to the partition antiX is installed on.
              Make sure it is unmounted with left or right click. I don’t remember which mouse click right now.
              Then right click again and pick check from the menu.
              This will run a file check and repair any errors it finds.

              That is about all I can think of right now.
              Good luck.

              • This reply was modified 1 month ago by rokytnji.

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              I don't suffer from insanity. I enjoy every minute off it.
              Motorcycle racing is rocket science.

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              #140166
              Member
              Panda

                sudo smartctl -i /dev/sda

                returned this :

                SMART support is: Available – device has SMART capability.
                SMART support is: Enabled

                I’m unable to verify the usb disk, I think I try reinstalling antiX

                #140194
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                Xunzi_23

                  Having the same device,
                  I fitted an SSD and upgraded the memory, it makes a huge difference,

                  I read the device has a hard limit of 1,5GB, mine accepted a 2GB module from a dead laptop
                  but does not give the full available memory. I tried several memory modules, starting with
                  the fastest.
                  Be careful if you do the upgrade, make sure the case is quite warm, the clips are rather
                  flimsy and if too cool brittle.
                  Should you break clips, I did, use thin superglue and sodium bicarbonate to glue together,
                  you must slightly groove the case edge to get a reasonable fix. Cigarette ash superglue is
                  another tested alternative, not sure which bond is best, both work well.

                  I Fixit has detailed descriptions for upgrade.

                  #140199
                  Member
                  Panda

                    Thanks Xunzi_23 for the tips.
                    I was also thinking to extend the ram and to put a ssd as I have 2 or 3 unusable old protable.
                    I’ll then re-install cleanly antiX, hopping the issue won’t recur

                    #140206
                    Member
                    Xunzi_23

                      Hi Panda,
                      When you reinstall a separate home partition and a swap partition of
                      at least twice the memory is advisable. Separate home, in many cases allows
                      re installation of the base system without losing files and user settings.

                      ZRAM may also be useful, I have not set that up yet, it is on my to-do list.

                      Following advice from a repair shop, I warm laptops to about 38C before opening.
                      Only one clip broken since using the method.

                      #140264
                      Member
                      Panda

                        Thanks I’ll try that.

                        I just reinstalled antiX yesterday and after several hours of perfect working state, the same issue occured again…

                        As I can’t verify my USB key, I’ll reinstall it with a fresh download

                        Thanks guys for the help so far…

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