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Old 10-16-2003, 01:13 PM   #1
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"v" key stops working


Hi all,
Today I have been having problems with my "v" key. When trying to type in a shell the "v" key does not work and I get an error beep. I am using RH9 and have had this problem before with Mandrake 9. Does anyone know whats going on?
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Old 10-16-2003, 01:15 PM   #2
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Capital V works but lower case v does not??
 
Old 10-16-2003, 01:17 PM   #3
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what brand/model keyboard are you using?
also, what keyboard layout do you use in x?
 
Old 10-16-2003, 01:34 PM   #4
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I'm using a Dell QuietKey keyboard. How do I find out what x keyboard layout i'm using?
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Old 10-16-2003, 02:16 PM   #5
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This is getting serious now. Even when I reboot, lower case v does not work. If a try and copy the letter v from a command in my history, it refuses to paste.
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Old 10-16-2003, 03:03 PM   #6
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have you tried it using another terminal? i.e. if your now using xterm try aterm.
im asking this because you have succeeded in getting a lowercase v in your post.
 
Old 10-16-2003, 07:55 PM   #7
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It works in the browser but not in the terminal.
 
Old 10-17-2003, 08:59 AM   #8
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I have contacted Red Hat tech support and they do not have a clue as to what's wrong. Does anyone have any idea what might be causing this. The only shell I appear to have is xterm so I can't try any others.
Thanks,
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Old 10-17-2003, 09:44 AM   #9
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try installing aterm.
what window manager are you using? i think both kde and gnome come with a terminal version of their own.
 
Old 10-17-2003, 10:46 AM   #10
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Thanks for your time Chup but I've figured out the problem. I use to work on a UNIX platform and entering 'bind vi' into my .cshrc turned the shell into vi mode. I tried entering bind vi into my .bashrc and forgot to delete it when it didn't do anything. So, now u know how to completley deactivate your v key in linux. ;-)
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