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Old 07-15-2003, 04:47 PM   #1
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Angry problem with keyboard!!

I am running mandrake linux 9.1. My keyboard is a standard US keyboard. when i write php code i realise my pages always gives me a runtime error. later pasted the same code from a different source and it was working.

first of all any time i need the quote sign for my strings i have to press the key twice before it appears. i dont get this problem when i am under windows. i realise the double quote sign my key board was giving was diffierent.

when i hit the double quote i get this instead of this ". notice the difference in sizes. hence i realised it was what was causing my php script not to execute.

please i need help on this cos i dont want to be coding php in windows.
Old 07-16-2003, 11:02 AM   #2
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Keyboard layout

The symptoms you indicate are normally linked to having a UK keyboard layout as opposed to a US keyboard layout.

To rectify this, run the "Mandrake Control Center" that is found in the "Configuration" menu. Once it starts, click on the "Hardware" icon and then on the "Keyboard" icon that will appear in the right window pane.

All that is left to do is to select the US Keyboard and then press the OK button.

Good luck.
Old 07-16-2003, 12:47 PM   #3
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sorry man I know the keyboard im using is a US. this is an american keyboard. like i said ealier, everything works perfectly under windows. and besides that i have tried the solution u gave me and it didnt work.

thanks anyway.
Old 07-16-2003, 02:44 PM   #4
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To get it to work you do not have to tell us the keyboard layout but you do have to tell Linux (as, presumably, you did in Windows)

Did you try the suggestion from algorithms?
Old 07-16-2003, 05:06 PM   #5
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Are you using KDE desktop? You may be better advised to use the KDE Control Centre to set up your keyboard rather than the Mandrake Control Centre.

Old 07-18-2003, 09:36 AM   #6
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had the same problem. what worked for me was to change from US (international) to US. look: """"


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