Keyboard problem with Ubuntu 9.04

Dennis Wicks wix at
Tue Jun 16 16:09:31 CDT 2009

Tom Chiverton wrote the following on 06/16/2009 03:52 PM:
> 2009/6/16 Dennis Wicks <wix at>:
>> My grandson just did a clean install of Ubuntu 9.40 on his
>> Inspiron 1740. It fixed a lot of problems, but now the
>> keyboard is slow, and the quote, apostrophe, and back-tick
>> keys only work if they are held down for an extended time.
> Keyboard repeat delay needs adjust in the control panel ?

No, keyboard repeat types the first char right away and then 
delays until typing more for a defined length of time. In 
this case the first instance of the key doesn't appear for a 
few seconds.
>> Also, it isn't possible to change the type or model of the
>> keyboard.
> Where ?

Any where! All places are either grayed out, missing, or 


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