Laptop keyboard read issues

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http://forums.fedoraforum.org – I am using Fedora 17 on an HP Pavilion dv7 and am having some issues with the keyboard. My keyboard functions correctly most of the time, but increasingly, there are moments where Fedora seems to stop reading from the keyboard buffer and discards anything typed after that. After a second or two, it goes back to normal, but everything I typed during that period never shows up on the screen. Occasionally, it will also pause for one or two seconds and then spits out a number of repetitions of the last letter it registered equal to how many letters I typed during that period. For example, if I wer (HowTos)