I’ve been having a problem related to keypresses coming from my computer, the keys sending signals are ctrl and alt. After doing many tests I saw that the key press is coming from the laptop’s keyboard, which lead me into thinking that it could be the i8042 driver, due to the fact that the computer has a trackpack connected to it.
Anyway, I’ve been trying to solve the problem for quite a while, but haven’t been able to fix it, and because of the fact that I have a secondary keyboard at work, I don’t quite need those keys working on the laptops keyboard, but I haven’t figured out how to do it yet, I already have the dispositive id.
The output from
⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)] ⎜ ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer id=4 [slave pointer (2)] ⎜ ↳ USB Optical Mouse id=13 [slave pointer (2)] ⎜ ↳ SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad id=15 [slave pointer (2)] ⎣ Virtual core keyboard id=3 [master keyboard (2)] ↳ Virtual core XTEST keyboard id=5 [slave keyboard (3)] ↳ Power Button id=6 [slave keyboard (3)] ↳ Video Bus id=7 [slave keyboard (3)] ↳ Video Bus id=8 [slave keyboard (3)] ↳ Power Button id=9 [slave keyboard (3)] ↳ HP Truevision HD id=10 [slave keyboard (3)] ↳ Logitech Logitech G710 Keyboard id=11 [slave keyboard (3)] ↳ Logitech Logitech G710 Keyboard id=12 [slave keyboard (3)] ↳ AT Translated Set 2 keyboard id=14 [slave keyboard (3)] ↳ HP Wireless hotkeys id=16 [slave keyboard (3)] ↳ HP WMI hotkeys id=17 [slave keyboard (3)] ↳ USB Optical Mouse id=18 [slave keyboard (3)]
The problem itself comes from AT Translated Set 2 keyboard id=14, to find out I ran
xinput test 14 //id of the keyboard
And after using the computer for a while, I was scrolling down some text and the text zoomed in, so I went to the console to check for keypress, and, indeed, it gave me the code
keypress 37 keyrelease 37
which is the binded to ctrl key, for that specific keyboard.
I know it’s not a hardware problem, because the keyboard works perfectly fine on windows, also, I remember having the exact same problem some years ago with another computer, and I fixed it, but can’t quite remember how. I’ve been googling a lot, and I can’t seem to find anything related to it.
Anyways, I give up trying to fix it, and I want to know if there is a way to unbind ctrl and alt keys from that specific keyboard, and have them work on the Logitech g710 one.
Thanks a lot to everyone willing to help!