i am stuck with this very odd problem - my shift key has stopped working. i can type capital letters by using capslock, PRETENDING TO SHOUT
, but it disables me from typing the smiley that i would want to put here.
it is not a hardware issue, as the shift key works perfectly fine when i only log in onto the console. also, it is working for other users, indicating that it must be related to something sitting in my user account and unrelated to a general configuration file.
i have been looking at the possibility that it would be a dcopserver issue, but don't think so as the command
does not work for other users either - and they have a perfectly fine working shift key.
the shift key does not work, independently of the window manager i am using, kde3, kde4, gnome or icewm.
i am running mandriva 2009.0.
any suggestions/help would be very much appreciated.