|The enigmatic freezing-keyboard problem showed itself numerous times yesterday, but not at all today. |
Nevertheless, I wanted a clean bill of health from a virus scanner. So after much effort, I finally got BitDefender (BD) installed on Ubuntu 9.1. Suffice it to say that it was not a straight forward process, as it had been with XP and Vista.
I had BD attempt to scan my root directory recursively. BD wasn't able to gain access to quite a number of areas, and so its final conclusion was that it had not found any viruses on the areas it could scan, but that my system might still be infected. I also tried another keyboard during the day.
So, it's still a mystery as to what it was that made my keyboard dysfunctional yesterday. Perhaps it was only a bug in some program or an incompatibility between programs.
I am having another problem with Ubuntu since day 1, which is that about one in twenty or so left-mouse clicks ends up in the bit bucket, i.e. it gets lost somewhere, so that every so often I click on something and nothing happens. I consider my case closed, unless the keyboard problem shows up again. Thanks.