Keyboard randomly stops working

I have this weird bug where the keyboard suddenly wont respond for abut 45 seconds, and then come back to normal. It usually happens when i open a web browser.

The weirdest part is that keyboard shortcuts (such as Alt + Tab) dont stop working at all, while text input keys just wont do anything

Its something minor, but its still very irritating. Any ideas of what it might be?

iPhone: Why does the keyboard language switch randomly?

Currently on my iphone (current ios, but this has been an issue since long ago), the keyboard language switches randomly between english and chinese, everytime I go to a new app or input field. There doesn’t seem to be a pattern, like what was the input language when I last used the app. Sometimes it appears to switch to a different language even for the same app (e.g. safari) when I switch somewhere else and switch back. I have 3 input languages installed: English, simplified chinese and emoji. Though the input never defaults to emoji.

Any idea what is going on? Are there any fixes?

2nd Monitor Randomly Isn’t Detected

This question may seem like a duplicate, but there are a few key differences.

xrandr only mentions my laptop’s internal monitor:

Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1920 x 1080, maximum 8192 x 8192 eDP-1 connected primary 1920x1080+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 344mm x 194mm    960x540       59.82      864x486       59.92    59.57      640x480       59.94      480x270       59.82      432x243       59.92    59.57      320x240       60.05      1920x1080_60.00  59.96* 

When I plug in the HDMI cable, my external monitor wakes from sleep, but then goes back to sleep. There’s no other indication that my computer is communicating with the monitor.

I deleted my xorg.conf to no avail. In fact, my primary, internal monitor started using 960×540 when I rebooted.

Solutions I’ve tried:

  • Rebooting
  • Shutting down and turning back on
  • Deleting xorg.conf
  • Repeatedly unplugging and replugging my monitor’s cable on both ends
  • Various console solutions
  • And more…

Please help. I’m running out of options.

Edit: Hardware is as follows

  • Inspiron 5558 Laptop
    • 16 GB RAM
    • Intel UHD Graphics 620
    • 512 GB SSD
  • Ubuntu 18.04
    • No idea what graphics driver (can’t find it, Additional Drivers application is non-existent)

2nd Monitor Randomly Isn’t Detected

This question may seem like a duplicate, but there are a few key differences.

xrandr only mentions my laptop’s internal monitor:

Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1920 x 1080, maximum 8192 x 8192 eDP-1 connected primary 1920x1080+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 344mm x 194mm    960x540       59.82      864x486       59.92    59.57      640x480       59.94      480x270       59.82      432x243       59.92    59.57      320x240       60.05      1920x1080_60.00  59.96* 

When I plug in the HDMI cable, my external monitor wakes from sleep, but then goes back to sleep. There’s no other indication that my computer is communicating with the monitor.

I deleted my xorg.conf to no avail. In fact, my primary, internal monitor started using 960×540 when I rebooted.

Solutions I’ve tried:

  • Rebooting
  • Shutting down and turning back on
  • Deleting xorg.conf
  • Repeatedly unplugging and replugging my monitor’s cable on both ends
  • Various console solutions
  • And more…

Please help. I’m running out of options.

Edit: Hardware is as follows

  • Inspiron 5558 Laptop
    • 16 GB RAM
    • Intel UHD Graphics 620
    • 512 GB SSD
  • Ubuntu 18.04
    • No idea what graphics driver (can’t find it, Additional Drivers application is non-existent)

Ubuntu signs out randomly

My Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS signs out randomly before that a black screen appears for a second. I am posting it here because I have already tried the previously mentioned solutions on related topics posted on this forum. A timely solution will mean a lot, thank you!

Ubuntu 19.04 brief feezing randomly for 3 seconds

I am using a Laptop Dell Inspiron i15-7567 with Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor, Nvidia GeForce 1050 Ti and Intel HD Graphics 630; using Nvidia driver nvidia-driver-418 (proprietary, tested).

I upgraded from 18.10 to 19.04 and everything was really faster than before.

Recently, the system started freezing for approximately 3 seconds randomly (returning to normal after the 3 seconds). Sometimes I am just moving the mouse. And sometimes it happens when I am starting an application. It can take hours or minutes to happen.

I have think this appeared after upgrading to the new 5 kernel or after installing Slimbook Battery. I have 2 applets installed: Dropbox and SlimbookBattery.

I already contacted Slimbook and we could not find anything that could be causing it. I tried to uninstall the slimbookbattery and the nvidia driver, than install nvidia… without slimbookbattery, and it still froze.

The short freezes seem to happen only when logging in using nvidia (I am not 100% sure yet). When SlimbookBattery is On and when it is off.

Could the SlimbookBattery have changed anything in my system that is not coming back to normal even when uninstalling SlimbookBattery?

Could the new linux kernel not be 100% compatible with my laptop?

What can I do to try to find out what is happening? Any important log to investigate?

I am trying to figure out the cause before trying to reinstall Ubuntu.

Linux AMD setup freezes randomly without any kernel errors

This thing has never worked properly and it’s fairly new (I built it on Friday). My specs are:

  • AMD Ryzen 5 2600
  • Sapphire Radeon RX 590
  • G.SKILL 16GB 3000MHz Aegis CL16 (2x8GB)
  • MSI B450M Mortar

After about 3-5 hours of casual usage my computer freezes. The EZ Debug LED indicates a CPU error. I can’t find any related logs in the kernel messages. I’m running Kubuntu 19.04, kernel 5.0.0-13-generic.

battery percentage going up and down and MBPro crashes randomly

I have a late 2016 Macbook Pro with macOS 10.13.2 installed. I’ve had this problem from at least 3 months.

At first, the battery percentage wasn’t dancing like crazy but today it happened. When I check my battery capacity with coconutBattery it is decreasing normally but when I’m looking at macOS battery percentage it wiggles and doesn’t decrease normally.

Sometimes, my Mac crashes when I don’t have anything open except chrome and discord.

Photos saved to iOS from Google Drive randomly downsized in resolution

Anybody experienced this please? How can I always have the original resolution? Since these photos are exported from a raw to a gif on my laptop, they are around 4000x of resolution. Sometimes they are saved to my camera roll in the original resolution and sometimes they are downsized to about 1000x. In both cases I’m using the same saving process from Google Drive to iOS. Thanks for your help!