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Hello there!

I seem to have an issue with Pico 8 on linux. After about half an hour of play arrow input gets stuck and won't work until I reboot my PC.
I concluded that it stuck because in settings it shows the problematic key as pressed.
I only play Pico 8 on my PC so I can't tell if something similar happens in other games, but nothing of the like has ever happened in any other app I used.
It's really annoying and frustrating, especially when playing more active games like Celeste or Ninja Cat.

Is there a way to fix it?

P#113495 2022-06-22 18:02

Hi there!

I don't know what Linux distro you're running, but this also happens to me on Manjaro with kernel 5.15. However, it's not just limited to PICO-8 in my experience, but anything where I'm using arrow keys in quick succession without using other input (when I'm navigating around a text doc in Atom primarily). I'm inclined to think this is some weirdness in Linux keyboard input rather than PICO-8, but I'd be curious to see if this happens for others too.

BTW, I am able to clear this up by closing my laptop lid & reopening it. You might be on a desktop, but if not, that's worth trying as well.

P#113507 2022-06-22 21:39

Yeah, I'm also using a laptop. I'll try it, thanks for the advice!
My system is Ubuntu by the way.

P#113659 2022-06-26 09:01

I'm also on Linux (Arch) and never faced this problem. I'm interested though on what could be the cause of it.

P#113848 2022-07-01 01:46

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