Hardware keyboard sometimes doesn't work and then it does

Dear Clear Linux community

 

Problem
Every now and then the hardware keyboard fails. If I start the console, it does not work. If I start a new window in the console, it can work again. The same with the browser Brave or with the software LibreOffice Writer. In the latter case, Writer is started, keyboard does not work, if you leave it open, it can work again on its own after a while. I usually restart Writer again and again until it works. But then it often happens that you cannot write in the font or search field, but you can in the general text field for editing the document.

These are just examples to illustrate the problem.

 

Info
Everything worked in Windows.
Another distribution of Linux also worked.

 

System & diagnosis
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Champion@clr-a454e39f8f34433ca2ffc4cc6db9fc89.fritz.box~ $ sudo swupd diagnose
Passwort: 
Diagnosing version 40620
Downloading missing manifests...
    
Checking for missing files
 -> Missing file: /usr/share/icons/Adwaita/.icon-theme.cache
 [100%]

Checking for corrupt files
 [100%]

Checking for extraneous files
 [100%]

Inspected 399498 files
  1 file was missing

Use "swupd repair" to correct the problems in the system

Diagnose successful

Champion@clr-a454e39f8f34433ca2ffc4cc6db9fc89.fritz.box~ $ sudo swupd repair
Diagnosing version 40620
Downloading missing manifests...
    
Checking for corrupt files
 [100%]

Validate downloaded files
 [100%]

Starting download of remaining update content. This may take a while (3 files)...
 [100%]

Adding any missing files
 -> Missing file: /usr/share/icons/Adwaita/.icon-theme.cache -> fixed
 [100%]

Repairing corrupt files
 [100%]

Removing extraneous files
 [100%]

Inspected 399498 files
  1 file was missing
    1 of 1 missing files were replaced
    0 of 1 missing files were not replaced

Calling post-update helper scripts
External command: none

Repair successful
Champion@clr-a454e39f8f34433ca2ffc4cc6db9fc89.fritz.box~ $ sudo swupd clean
202 files removed
20,48 KB freed

Champion@clr-a454e39f8f34433ca2ffc4cc6db9fc89.fritz.box~ $ sudo localectl status
System Locale: LANG=de_DE.UTF-8
    VC Keymap: de
   X11 Layout: (unset) 

I recommend posting this issue in Issues · clearlinux/distribution · GitHub

I did it: Hardware keyboard sometimes doesn’t work and then it does · Issue #3020 · clearlinux/distribution · GitHub

Here in the forum it is recommended at the beginning: “To file bugs or issues, please visit our GitHub issues page.” - Nevertheless, such topics are also opened here. How is this to be understood, especially as the response rate is higher here?

The forum is great for getting feedback and solutions from the awesome Clear Linux user community - ‘how do I do such and such…?’ or ‘does anyone else see…?’. GitHub is best for flagging issues to the developers for bugs that need fixing, packages that need updating, or regressions, etc.

Chris

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