LinuxQuestions.org
Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Desktop
User Name
Password
Linux - Desktop This forum is for the discussion of all Linux Software used in a desktop context.

Notices

Reply
 
LinkBack Search this Thread
Old 09-21-2012, 11:18 AM   #1
Z-Couch
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Sep 2012
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Keyboard mapping problems on the terminal screen


Hello,

I am running CentOS release 5, for some reason in the terminal screen when I hit keys, a ^ shows up before the key. Also certain keys do not work like the Q and W key. However in the GUI desktop screen, I am able to type keys like normal without any issue.

Troubleshooting wise, I have rebooted the computer. Confirmed keyboard mapping in /etc/sysconfig/keyboard is correct. Confirmed key maps in /lib/kbd/keymaps/i386/qwerty/defkeymap.map is also correct.

Any tips?

Thanks!
 
Old 09-26-2012, 03:02 AM   #2
segmentation_fault
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2008
Location: Ioannina, Greece
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 332

Rep: Reputation: 54
Could this be a hardware keyboard issue? What make and model is your keyboard? Have you tried with another one? (I trust PS/2 keyboards more than usb).
I think the ^ character is a control sequence, eg if you hit ctrl+c you see a ^C on the terminal.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Keyboard mapping mavenjinx Linux - General 1 02-08-2011 05:46 AM
Terminal keyboard mapping - How to make Ubuntu more like Fedora ChantCd Linux - Software 1 09-24-2010 06:46 PM
keyboard re-mapping bong.mau Linux - Software 1 10-26-2005 12:01 PM
mapping terminal to keyboard. dr_zayus69 Linux - Hardware 2 12-17-2004 12:29 AM
X and keyboard mapping krajzega Slackware 1 02-24-2004 07:34 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:18 PM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration