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Old 01-23-2012, 06:16 AM   #1
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Console-keybd shortcuts not working_deb squeeze

Ctl button's erratic behaviour

I am using Squeeze, recently the Ctl+Alt+F1-F9 buttons stopped responding in the GUI, gdm. Later I noticed the Ctl+l, Ctl+a buttons do not work in the console! Same difficulty noticed in Vim(Ctl+R); however Ctl+Alt+F1 etc works in console mode!
Managed to get the Ctl button reassigned to the 'Caps' lock in gdm using the Preferences menu; however still no luck in the console:
Following console shortcuts don't work
(a) Ctl+a
(b) Ctl+b
(c) Ctl+l
(d) Ctl+c
(e) Ctl+z
However Ctl+Alt+F1-F9 do work.
Reconfigured keyboard but still no luck(sudo dpkg-reconfigure ke....).
Any ideas!!!
bind -p indicates above shortcuts.

PS. And I thought only I behaved erratically
Old 01-24-2012, 03:18 PM   #2
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Main menu -> Settings -> System settings -> Keyboard and mouse -> Standard keyboard shortcuts.

Scroll through the list of standard shortcuts to find the action you want to define.

Right click the action: a dialog box will appear listing Default and Custom shortcut keys. Select the Custom radio button. Click the button labeled None (to input your desired shortcut keys).
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Hi bigrigdriver,
Your reply pertains to keyboard shortcut in the GUI, my query pertains to the 'Ctl' button not working in the GUI and console; offers only partial functionality. Tried various options to no avail, presently re-set the Caps lock to Ctl in the GUI. Does not work in the console mode.


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