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Old 01-13-2005, 03:41 AM   #1
daedius
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Keyboard Problem - I have to press a key twice for certain keys


Hey there everyone. I have a rather unique and bizarre question for the linux gurus here. I have a wirless keyboard here (Microsoft wirless keyboard). In general it works perfectly fine except for two keys! The ~ key and the key all require me to press the button TWICE for them to show up on the screen.

What makes matters worse is that this bug only appears within X windows/KDE environment. In the raw console things appear to be fine. Any ideas on where to start to get this bug hammered out?

Another note I might add is that I think that a bizare keycode is being sent out on the first click of the or ~ button. I dont know how to view what it is. The general effect I have in most programs is that nothing will print out for the first time I hit a button (most likely because of keycode filtering or something) and then the second time it will show the correct character. But some programs like vim seem to be capturing a keycode that does not seem legit during the first time I hit the ~ or key.

I also have occasional repeating problems where a certain character will repeat AAAAAAa like so. Im not sure if thats a real hardware problem thats related or maybe a signal is just getting messed up between my keyboard anddddddd wireless reciever.

Thanks all,

Daedius
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Old 01-13-2005, 05:10 AM   #2
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This is a "Dead Keys" issue. You are probably using a different layout from the standard US layout.

Pressing ' and then e, for example, will produce an and pressing ~ and a will produce an .

Check your keyboard and regional settings.

I'n now at work (on a Winblows workstation) and thus am unable to guide you directly to the setting, but when I'll get home I'll let you know.

Also note that pressing ' or ~ and then the spacebar, will produce the desired character directly.

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Old 01-13-2005, 06:19 AM   #3
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wow, thanks r4zv4n, I thought I was losing my mind. What you said makes alot of sense now. Thanks for your help so far.

Well, at least if I dont get this fixed I can type in śpĺ easier. Look forward to hearing your advice on how to fix the Dead Keys issue. =)
 
Old 01-13-2005, 06:21 AM   #4
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oh, for your note im using gentoo, xorg 6.8, I think
 
Old 01-13-2005, 06:32 AM   #5
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