keyboard modifiers not working
I recently installed ubuntu intrepid on a compaq nx6120 laptop. everything was working fine except for the sony memory stick card reader but that's to be expected.
my problem at the moment is that my ctrl, shift, and alt keys no longer work [or at least not as i expect them to].
e.g. i can't ctrl-c in a terminal, can't type capital letters without caps lock [shift-letter does not give any output], can't alt-tab between windows amongst other things that i can't do.
i used to think the problem may have been a setting in compiz fusion that i messed up. i tried resetting the preferences to no avail. using fluxbox or metacity does not fix the problem. the problem also exists on the login screen [my password has a capital letter in it]
where should i be looking to solve this[insert question mark here, can't due to broken shift behaviour]