f17 - keyboard never responds to first keypress, have to double tap the key to enable

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http://forums.fedoraforum.org – Ok this is driving me nuts. My keyboard works fine as long as I'm typing consistently and at a smooth pace. However, if I stop for only a second, it's as if the keyboard goes to sleep and I must wake it up by hitting a key which does not register at first. The second time I hit the key I can then resume typing. How can I change this??? I'm using the lxde spin but didn't see any options to adjust this in the keyboard settings. (HowTos)