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Old 03-23-2004, 12:11 AM   #1
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backspace problem


everytime i use the backspace key, it adds a "w"

if i use delete i'm fine, but if i make a typo & use backspace it adds the w.

example

i type:

"linuc" then press backspace, it changes it to "linuw"

any clue what is going on??

i'm running fedora.
 
Old 03-23-2004, 12:45 AM   #2
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Sounds like your keyboard has some kind of issue. Have you tried using another one? -- J.W.
 
Old 03-23-2004, 01:11 AM   #3
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Originally posted by J.W.
Sounds like your keyboard has some kind of issue. Have you tried using another one? -- J.W.
i'm using a kyv or whatever it's called to use one keyboard & mouse to switch between 2 comps. this & my windows machine, but it was fine in windows.

anyway, i don't know what was wrong. i'd tried unplugging in & plugging it back in, logging out, rebooting. anyway, it just stopped. i have no clue why, but oh well, i just hope it doesn't happen again.
 
Old 03-23-2004, 01:58 AM   #4
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If you are using a KVM (which stands for keyboard, video, mouse) switch between a Linux box and a Windows box, and the KVM is a Belkin, then I wouldn't be surprised if you have problems. I ran into similar incompatibilities when I was using a Belkin KVM, where it would switch from Windows to Linux once (or vice versa) but then if I tried to switch back, I got a lot of unpredicatble behavior.

My original question could be rephrased like this: Assuming you have the keyboard attached directly to the PC in question, does it always type a "w" instead of a backspace? If so, it sounds like the keyboard is damaged in some way. If you can connect a different keyboard, and it works correctly, you can assume that there's something wrong with your first keyboard. -- J.W.
 
Old 03-23-2004, 05:30 AM   #5
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i'ts a cables to go port authority kvm. seems fine, except that one spell.
i had tried plugging it right into the box & it still did it for a little bit. then it stopped & once i put it back on the kvm it was fine. so i don't really kno wwhat was wrong, but it seems fine now, so no worries

thanks for the help though
 
  


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