[Linux-Desktops] page up key repeats a whole bunch times when I press it once

Mario_Limonciello at Dell.com Mario_Limonciello at Dell.com
Mon Sep 12 10:50:08 CDT 2016

On the Latitude, you should check and make sure you are up to date on the latest BIOS.
This type of issue was resolved by an EC and BIOS update.

I'm not aware of anything in Inspiron related to this, but first thing you should do is update BIOS
in case there was a similar fix as the Latitude one that was applied.

If it's persisting, see if you can reproduce it in EFI shell, WinPE or some other EFI applications outside Ubuntu.
Which 3000 Inspiron is this?  You can check /sys/class/dmi/id for more details if you don't know.

If you can reproduce it outside Ubuntu I would recommend you contact support so they can
work with the BIOS team to resolve it there.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: linux-desktops-bounces On Behalf Of Michael Butash
> Sent: Friday, September 9, 2016 11:30 PM
> To: linux-desktops <linux-desktops at lists.us.dell.com>
> Subject: Re: [Linux-Desktops] page up key repeats a whole bunch times
> when I press it once
> Oddly I have a Latitude e7220 that I get this on almost constantly
> across all keys, that it'll just repeat to infinity on at times after
> furious typing and/or backspacing.  Hitting two keys at the same time
> seems to trigger it.  I'm amazed I haven't thrown it across a room at
> times, but I really do like the device otherwise that I've learned to
> almost just deal with it.
> I figured it was more a defective keyboard I've been too lazy to try and
> deal with clueless dell support with testing anything around linux, but
> interesting others see this too.  Maybe some sort of hardware or
> acpi/bios level defect?
> -mb
> On 09/09/2016 02:15 PM, Brian E. Lavender wrote:
> > I have have a Dell Inspiron 11 3000 with Ubuntu installed. If I hit the Fn-
> PgUp, it goes
> > page up a whole bunch of times. The page up key is combined with the up
> arrow key. I hold
> > the Fn key to get page up.
> >
> > Any tips?
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > brian
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