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Old 09-22-2007, 07:42 AM   #1
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Question My System is screwed...Plz read on. big problem


First things first.
R-Shift+c means "right shift + c" doesnt give desired result. i.e wont print capital c (C). Lshift+c prints capital C.
Also RShift works fine for every other character, but not 'c'.

Whats the problem?


Problem 2- Maybe connected to prob.1

Whenever i start a xterm, theres a repeated stream of ^[OS output to screen. Then whenever I use a program with messages to STDOUT, the above stuff is again shown between the messages. example:
$ some_program
starting some_program...
^[OS^[OS^[OS^[OS^[OS^[OS^[OS^[OS^[OS^[OS^[OS^[OS^[OS^[OS^[OS^[OS^[OS^[OS
^[OS^[OS^[OS^[OSveryfying data...
^[OS^[OS^[OS^[OS^[OS^[OS^[OS^[OS^[OS^[OS^[OS^[OS^[OS^[OS^[OS^[OS^[OS^[OS
^[OS^[OSclosing..
$


On command line console (no GUI),
^[[[D is output continuously instead of ^[OS

I am so confused. Some evil unix daemon is after me.
 
Old 09-22-2007, 10:17 AM   #2
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Hi.

Sounds like your keyboard's knackered.

Dave
 
Old 09-22-2007, 11:16 AM   #3
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'Please' - is not as long of a word that you need to abbreviate it, right.

I am subscribing to Dr. Ilikejam's diagnoses: Keyboard knackered. Needs immediate replacement. Might lead to TYPING-IN-ALL-CAPS if it's not receiving proper treatment.

Last edited by oskar; 09-22-2007 at 11:20 AM.
 
Old 09-24-2007, 08:42 AM   #4
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not so easy.
old laptop. poor finances.
Typing-in-caps happened once.


Any other help, Please.
 
Old 09-24-2007, 10:22 AM   #5
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It's probably something like a spill that's got into the keyboard. You could try removing the keyboard and flushing it out. Make sure it's dry before putting it back together, though...

Dave
 
Old 09-27-2007, 12:04 AM   #6
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I have no idea how to do that on a laptop.
But I booted with a external keyboard and problem was solved. Even though external keyboard wont work, it somehow fixed the main keyboard.
I also inverted my laptop and whacked it to remove anything stuck between the keys.

My problem is solved for the time being, but of the 2 things listed above, I dont know what worked.

The problem once reappeared after i booted without external keyboard but has booted up fine now even without the ex. keyboard.

Thanks for your help.
 
  


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