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Old 03-04-2005, 10:35 AM   #1
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Double key press on Keyboard

Hi all,

I have just installed SUSE 9.1 and when I am typing some of my characters require me to press the key twice.

This includes the apostrophe
and the home dir key ~

Is there a way to stop this?

I would just like to press it once and have it appear.

Many thanks,

Old 03-05-2005, 01:53 PM   #2
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Are yu sure your keyboard layout matches the one Linux thinks you're using?
My keyboard will only let me write ^ after I either double type or press space 'cos it thinks it needs to be on top of another letter.
In the case of your ' maybe you're mistaking the single quotation mrk qith an accent.
As foor the ~ it took me ages to find out I could produce it by typing AltGr+4. I simply tried all available key combinations untill I found it.
Old 03-09-2005, 10:59 PM   #3
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I´ve just found the same problem with Slackware 10.0 running KDE 3.2.
The ` ~ key and the ´ ¨ key need pressing twice to get a result, but I also found that when I was playing with mysql the quotation mark ´ was not being recognised.
Also as linmix says the ^ needs two presses to get it to work.
I checked on a normal, non-X, console and everything works fine same in Windoze no problem.
Did either of you find a solution ?



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