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Strange symbols appear from keyboard

asked 2017-10-06 16:26:25 -0500

lig gravatar image

updated 2017-10-06 16:53:37 -0500

Hello, everyone! I have a strange thing happening under Fedora 26. It looks like my keyboard constantly typing something. The symbol is suppressed under gnome and the only symptoms are that some text fields getting focus and terminal window scrolls down like there is keystroke but nothing appears in the input. However, I've noticed that in pure terminal "Ctrl+Alt+F3" there are symbols. They look like "^@" repeatedly appearing like I continue to enter them. But I don't. I checked that all the keys on the keyboard work as expected and no one is jammed. This actually scares me. What could be wrong?

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answered 2017-10-06 16:41:30 -0500

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updated 2017-10-11 02:05:11 -0500

It looks like the kernel is to blame. Booted into 4.12.4 instead of 4.13.4 and all works fine.

Update: this was a bug It is already fixed in 4.13.5.

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I converted this to an answer so that I could vote it up and give you some well-earned karma.

sideburns gravatar imagesideburns ( 2017-10-06 18:17:11 -0500 )edit

thanks. but it is still not a solution :(

lig gravatar imagelig ( 2017-10-06 19:02:56 -0500 )edit

Kernel 4.13.5 showed up in updates this morning. That is the one supposed to have fixed the issue.

villykruse gravatar imagevillykruse ( 2017-10-11 04:59:13 -0500 )edit

see the update

lig gravatar imagelig ( 2017-10-11 08:40:39 -0500 )edit

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