[lug] removing imsettings: did I muck up this install or are my USB ports fubar?
kevin at scrye.com
Fri Mar 20 00:11:52 MDT 2009
On Thu, 19 Mar 2009 09:06:27 -0600
"Michael J. Hammel" <mjhammel at graphics-muse.org> wrote:
> Long sad story begin:
> Yesterday I accidentally used the Input Method dialog for GNOME on an
> F10 system. IM then caused a tray icon to be opened for every
> application. Ugh. So I tried to disable them. They wouldn't go
> away. Every time I'd exit the tray icon (from its menu) the icon
> would come back - auto restarted itself. What the heck is IM for
It's "Input Methods". Basically ways to input any weird non english
language into applications.
> I couldn't find a way to make this go away so I uninstalled
> imsettings. The tray icons went away.
> Now I have a problem that may or may not be associated with this.
> Before removing imsettings I had a mouse and keyboard plugged into the
> USB ports. The mouse would periodically lock up. Plug in another USB
> mouse and it would work, at least for awhile. Eventually it would
> lock up. Reboot required.
Anything in logs/dmesg?
> Switched to a PS/2 mouse (only one PS/2 port on motherboard: ASUS
> M3N78-VM). Mouse seems okay now. Ran into Input Method fiasco. Now
> the keyboard will, after random amounts of time after reboot, get
> stuck repeating a single key. No other input is possible from the
> keyboard. It's not always the same key. It happens on multiple USB
> ports (front and back). Mouse works, so select restart. X comes
> down and while the services are stopped you can see the key repeating
> on the console screen
> - so this probably isn't just an X problem. Looks like either USB or
> keyboard controller related (do we still have keyboard controllers on
> modern motherboards that use USB input? I'm gettin' old.).
Yeah, or could it somehow be the keyboard flaking out?
> I've disabled USB 2.0 support in the BIOS as my next step and will try
> that at lunch. Problem is random so you have to use the keyboard for
> awhile before it shows up. USB has keyboard, mouse and a Rosewill
> 52-in-1 card reader connected to it. Latter was set to "Auto" in the
> bios for various devices. I switched those to "HDD" this morning as
> another test. Have not tried disconnecting the card reader from USB
> Did removing IMSettings have anything to do with this? Is my USB
> controller fubar? This is a brand new motherboard that worked for
> less than a month. Stupid me: it was working so I threw out the
> box. No box for RMA back to NewEgg. *sigh* I was so happy with a
> Quad core and two monitors. *sniff*
I don't think IMsettings is related... it sounds like keyboard or
connector or something else odd going on hardware wise to me.
> Side note: the MB has nVidia 8200 video. Separate system exhibited
> similar problem with F9 and nvidia card (problem cleared on that
> system with F10 nvidia drivers). Is it possible that nvidia drivers
> could cause conflicts with USB?
I wouldn't think so...
> End long sad story.
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