Really not sure if this a hardware or software issue.. My scrolllock seems to have gone AWOL. The indicator LED doesn't light up when I press the scrolllock key; but, occasionally, the LED lights up, stays on no matter how much I hit the scroll-lock key itself, and only turns off after I hit random combinations of keys on the rest of the keyboard ( I'm not sure which ones, but hitting around the Shift/Ctrl/Winkey/Alt area seems to work.. )
Any ideas what could be causing this?
I'm running Mandriva 2007 community edition, KDE 3.5 Free, with the latest stable kernel version ( 184.108.40.206 ); this seems to happen regardless of what program I'm typing in ( examples Opera and KDevelop ). When the scrolllock light is on, I can't do proper selection of text and ( in Opera ) random hotkeys fire when I type -- I guess that's consistent with scrolllock being 'on'.
( as I was typing this it happened again, I'm not sure if occurs on certain key presses, its got me intrigiued.. )