Until 2 weeks ago I have been using HHKB Lite with great satisfaction. Then I heard about mechanical keyboards and wanted to give a try. Ordered a Filco Blue tenkeyless. It occasionally missed key strokes, like on average 1 in 25 key presses did not type. When it missed key stroke I would hit that key several more times and it would then register. Needless to say I sent it back as defective.
Next I ordered a KBC Poker Black. I loved the keyboard and the feeling of Cherry Black's. However, to my deep disappointment, I am having the same problem although to a lesser extend. That makes me think that he problem is with me and not the keyboards.
I have two Linux systems (running on Suse 11.3) both of which exhibit the same problem. The missed keys are usually at the start of a word, as if the KB needs to warp up. The situation is noticeably worse in Firefox. For example I am having greater difficulty writing this post, compared to writing some random text in a plain text editor (kwrite), or in a terminal.
The hardware info regarding the keyboard shows as below:
Model: Holtek USB Keyboard
Resources - baud: 1,500,000
Any insight will be greatly appreciated. I love this keyboard (or any mech keyboard for that matter). But sadly it is unusable as is. (I do bottom out the keys, so non-actuation should not be an issue)