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[ubuntu] Spurious alt key presses

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http://ubuntuforums.org – Hi gurus, I have a most annoying problem of spurious alt key presses. I fired up xev and indeed, when I don't do nothing I occasionally get a couple of events like this: KeyPress event, serial 35, synthetic NO, window 0x4000001, root 0xac, subw 0x0, time 3397837, (109,107), root:(116,158), state 0x0, keycode 64 (keysym 0xffe9, Alt_L), same_screen YES, XLookupString gives 0 bytes: XmbLookupString gives 0 bytes: XFilterEvent returns: False KeyRelease event, serial 35, synthetic NO, window 0x4000001, root 0xac, subw 0x0, time 3397837, (109,107), root:(116,158), state 0x8, keycode 64 (keysym 0xffe9, Alt_L), same_screen YES, XLookupString gives 0 bytes: XFilterEvent returns: False Notice the times! In a normal keypress you would never have the exact same time for both the press and the release. I don't believe it's a hardware problem per-se because I don't see this on windowz. Any solution or workaround? This is really annoying... I'm using ubuntu 9.04 fully updated, and the computer is a compaq presario laptop. Thx, (Hardware)