[techtalk] weird laptop problem

franzoni at edisons.it franzoni at edisons.it
Mon Jan 24 18:51:33 EST 2000

On Sun, 23 Jan 2000, Kelly Lynn Martin wrote:

> My sister's boyfriend has this laptop that can't really run Linux and
> I'm not sure what the problem is.  (Actually I have no idea.)  He has
> kernel 2.2.9 installed (I know, out of date, we're going to try a
> couple of newer ones in a few days).  It boots ok, but the keyboard
> has nasty problems -- it loses random keystrokes.  Occasionally, it
> throws a "lost interrupt" message, and watching /proc/interrupts shows
> that the keyboard is generating interrupts about as fast as the timer
> (which is wrong -- generally you get two interrupts per stroke).  This
> is a relatively new laptop.  Notably, it has a USB hub, and a
> touchpad, either of which could possibly be the problem.

Mmm I have no clue about your problem, but a good repository of
documentation on linux and laptops is the Linux Laptop Home Page 

Eugenia Franzoni
Pluto Linux User Group

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