First of all, tephramancy and bungobuns, your problems are unrelated. It doesn't make sense to post about a *different* problem on a troubleshooting thread like this.
For those who are having the loitra problem... I found this thread when I was having that problem, and was dismayed not to find a fix, but I managed to work it out on my own.
It seems that the keyboard (luckily for us) malfunctions in a reliable way when the connector from the keyboard to the motherboard is loose. Disconnect it, check the connector for dust (use an officeduster perhaps), and then make sure it's connected well.
New users can't post links, and I joined this dung-heap of a forum *just* to try to help others having this issue, so copypaste this url: