Just a "funny" note here. I had to replace my keyboard due
abuse". Unlike my old keyboard which had a dedicated power switch
this one will go to sleep after a time. So, now I have to remember
to hit any key if it has been idle for a time. The first key stroke
only wakes up the keyboard and does not generate an event.
I never had much luck with my wireless keyboard. These days, on any
keyboard, it's become a habit to toggle the caps lock before logging
in, and watch for the login screen to give me the warning about the
caps lock being on. It's also a reasonably safe key to press to wake
up any screensavers.
[tim@localhost ~]$ uname -rsvp
Linux 4.12.8-300.fc26.x86_64 #1 SMP Thu Aug 17 15:30:20 UTC 2017 x86_64
Boilerplate: All mail to my mailbox is automatically deleted.
There is no point trying to privately email me, I only get to see
the messages posted to the mailing list.
Moments after you've soldered the wires onto the plug just perfectly,
you'll realise that you forgot to put the backshell on.