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mav2005
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Keyboard not working correctly and sound issues

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I have installed various versions of linux mint, xcfe and now cinammon but I do get the same issues with the keyboard and sound

the machine is a HP 530
the issue is that sometimes, not always, when I type, the cursor jumps to a different place while I am typing, making it very difficult to type as I need to put the cursor back to the correct place


I have also had issues with the sound not working and only working again by restarting the machine

any ideas?

thank you!
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Re: Keyboard not working correctly and sound issues

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Hi. I am having similar issues as you have with the cursor jumping about. Have you tried to enter the Mouse settings of your operating system and adjusting the speed of the cursor?
May you have good thermals.
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Re: Keyboard not working correctly and sound issues

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acceleration was set to minumum so I have now incresed it a bit
sensitivity was set to max, I have now set it half way, let's see if this work...
did this work for you?

Also, my audio suddenyl disappears, I have to restart the machine and the audio works again, any ideas :?:

Thank you,
Marco

p.s.I am using version 17.2 Cinammon 32bit - but I had the same issues with XCFE
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Re: Keyboard not working correctly and sound issues

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I don't have issues with sound. You might need to check within Terminal and go

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alsamixer
check what card you are using. It can be pulseaudio.
You may need to adjust your hotkeys for accessing the menus.
As for adjusting the acceleration, for me, it doesn't matter what I adjust it too. It's still sporadic. Cursor jumps everywhere. I am of the opinion that it is a bug within the desktop environment. but that's just my opinion.
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Re: Keyboard not working correctly and sound issues

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Hi Jerry

this is what I see in the terminal

Card: HDA Intel F1: Help │
│ Chip: Conexant CX20549 (Venice) F2: System information │
│ View: F3:[Playback] F4: Capture F5: All F6: Select sound card │
│ Item: Master [dB gain: 0.00] Esc: Exit │
│ │
│ │
│ ┌──┐ ┌──┐ ┌──┐ ┌──┐ ┌──┐ ┌──┐ ┌──┐ │
│ │▒▒│ │▒▒│ │▒▒│ │▒▒│ │▒▒│ │ │ │ │ │
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│ ├──┤ ├──┤ ├──┤ └──┘ ├──┤ ├──┤ Enabled ├──┤ Disabled │
│ │OO│ │OO│ │OO│ │MM│ │OO│ │MM│ │
│ └──┘ └──┘ └──┘ └──┘ └──┘ └──┘ │
│ 100 100<>100 100<>100 100<>100 100<>100 86 77<>77 │
│< Master >Headphone Speaker PCM Mic Beep Auto-Mute Internal Loopback │
│ │
└───────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────┘


all volumes are up, but still no sound. If I restart the machine sound appears again, then after a while it stops again, really strange.

I had this with different versions of mint, Cinammon, XCFE 17, 17.1 and 17.2

thanks!
Marco
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Re: Keyboard not working correctly and sound issues

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sorry for late reply. Select your card to be pulseaudio. Right now, you are using HDA Intel. HDA Intel is an inbuilt card.

do this:

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cat /proc/asound/cards
If you see card0, card1 then indicates you have two sound cards.
To see the number of cards, do this:

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ls -ld /proc/asound/card* | grep ^d
To get your manufacturer's details, do this for each one (if you have 2, that is. If only one, then you will only get one result.

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lspci -v | grep -i audio
If you have multilple cards, for example two, there is a bit of reading that you might be interested in doing. The link to alsa wiki is here: http://alsa.opensrc.org/MultipleCards
If you wanted to change sound cards when you enter Alsamixer in your terminal earlier, select F6 to do so. See what happens. Select the Pulseaudio. It should be present.
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Re: Keyboard not working correctly and sound issues

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this is what I see using the first command:

marco@marco-HP-530-Notebook-PC-KD092AA-ABU ~ $ cat /proc/asound/cards
0 [Intel ]: HDA-Intel - HDA Intel
HDA Intel at 0xf0580000 irq 44
1 [U0x46d0x8c5 ]: USB-Audio - USB Device 0x46d:0x8c5
USB Device 0x46d:0x8c5 at usb-0000:00:1d.7-2, high speed


also, in alsamixer I don't see pulseaudio, there is only 'default' 'HDA intel' and 'USB device' (the only usb devices I have connected are a mouse and a webcam with incorporated mic)
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