Worse, after the 3-4 second pause, whatever key or keys IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII
Can you imagine how annoying that is programming or doing sysadmin work?
So naturally I assumed it was my fancy kinesis chair-mounted keyboard at fault. Which meant a lot of time, labor, and money before it'd be fixed.
It got so bad that I switched to another keyboard.
So now I'm assuming it's the PS/2 port.
The next day I bring in a PS/2 to USB converter.
First thing I notice: the damn adapter seems to have its own key repeater built-in, in addition to the one already in X, so when I hold down a key, holy shit does it fly. Fucking useless. But it's unpredictable.
Second thing I notice: the lockup and gibberish problems still persist.
So it's not the keyboard, and it's not the PS/2 or USB ports.
Kernel? Haven't touched my kernel since March 1st, and nothing's in dmesg.
So I'm at a loss.