Strangely, the RDP (rdesktop) sessions to my Windows Servers were timing out within five minutes. I'd get an error like this:
Autoselected keyboard map en-us
ERROR: recv: Connection reset by peer
The Terminal Services Configuation on the destination server were set to timeout after an hour. So something was definetly amiss. Even more weird, when I exited GNOME and logged onto Enlightenment, the problem went away. So that meant the problem was with my window environment. Reading up here:
To fix the problem, one guy had to change his keyboard in GNOME:
I changed my keyboard from Unknown to Microsoft Natural Keyboard Pro, restarted GNOME and voila..problem gone!
I love it when a plan comes together!