Subject: Re: Keyboard/SCSI-Interference
To: Frank Dana <>
From: Calvin <>
List: amiga
Date: 11/19/1995 04:59:19
On Sun, 19 Nov 1995, Frank Dana wrote:

> ...Or to the keyboard. It's the SCSI bus freezing the entire system,
> basically, and I experience it under 1.1_ALPHA (951021 sources, soon to
> be 951117) as well. My system is an A2000 4/2 with GVP 4008 controlling
> a Quantum Lightning 730.

The way the console keyboard is affected is bad though.  Users who are 
logged on remotely only experience lag, but the console keyboard can sit 
there _repeating_ for quite a while.  It doesn't explain why it decides 
to caps lock on its own.  Even if the entire system is frozen, why would 
the caps lock come on by itself without being pressed?

Another problem that I forgot to mention is keycap scrambling.  During 
really heavy disk activity, sometimes the entire keyboard rearranges 
itself.  All the keys would type the wrong characters, and not all 
characters are present so it's not possible to log out.  I would have to 
telnet in remotely, and log myself out.  Even after logging myself out, 
the keyboard remains scrambled at the login prompt so no logins are 
possible until well after the heavy disk activity is over.  Again, this 
occurs during the daily maintenance scripts so I'm wary of using the 
computer during nightly maintenance at all because of all the problems.

Anyway, I'm not entirely certain this is NOT related to the keyboard.

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