Subject: Re: Keyboard/SCSI-Interference
To: Wolfgang von Hansen <>
From: Jose Alburquerque <>
List: amiga-x
Date: 11/27/1995 17:31:23
On Sat, 18 Nov 1995, Wolfgang von Hansen wrote:

> There seems to be a problem with the keyboard driver. I've noticed this
> under X11 and don't know if it also applies to a simple console window.
> When there's a lot of SCSI-activity the keyboard behaves strange on input
> into an xterm window. First of all not all pressed keys are recognized
> (which may also be due to higher system load during disk access). Then some
> chars repeat themselves as if the key was not released in time. On even
> higher load the input gets capsed (which can't be reversed using the
> caps-key)..
> I've watched this behaviour for quite a long time but always thought that
> the reason were just some minor flaws in the X11- or keyboard-drivers. But
> now I bought a CD-ROM-drive and I am running part of the software off the
> Gateway CD. This of course means an approximately doubled SCSI-traffic and
> the keyboard problems in xterms are noticably getting worse. I am quite
> positive that either the drivers interfere with each other or that there
> are some hardware problems with my computer.
> My system's an A3000 with 16/2MB RAM, SCSI-HD & CD-ROM. I am running
> NetBSD 1.0 from the Gateway CD-ROM. I am using the (generic?) kernel
> `/netbsd' of the CD with Xdaniver as the xserver.
> Wolfgang
Are you sure it's not your hardware?  I was having exact similar problems 
with my computer under AmigaOS.  Just my two cents worth.  Bye :)