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Old 08-08-2004, 11:31 AM   #1
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Unable to Type the character "d" in Terminal Window

I am using Fedora core 2 and , suddenly i could not type the character "d" in my terminal window. My keyboard is working fine because as you can see iam typing this post from a webbrowser in Fedora Core.

I could not figure out what settings could have changed since i started using it first. Iam using KDE, i tried restarting the pc , did not help. Also tried switching to other desktops like gnome and xwindows the same problem persists.

Has some one faced a similar problem. Please help. currently i have a work around if i needed only one "d" in command line then i go to my previous commands history and get it done.

It is very annoying coz i have to go back to the command history even to do "cd <dir>" , the real problem is when i have a "d" on the file name as well.

Could some one help me find what the issue is ?

Old 08-08-2004, 09:08 PM   #2
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What actually happens when you press the "d" character in your terminal window ?

Old 08-09-2004, 08:47 AM   #3
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Nothing. I know where you are going with this, no shortcut key assigned. I will double check that any ways, another thing
i forgot to mention is , even if i cut and paste file names, if there is a "d" embedded in the string it is replaced. For example
if i copied "windows" it will appear in the command line as "winows" . strange is in't it.

I think iam going to reinstall terminal emulator , and see what happens after that. But iam yet to find out how to do that,
if anybody here knows , how to do it , i would appreciate if you could tell me the easiest way of how to go about it.

Old 08-09-2004, 10:42 AM   #4
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It might establish something if you went to an ordinary, non-graphical terminal, with ctrl-alt-F1 or F2 or F3, etc., and logged on and see if d's work there.
Old 05-03-2009, 12:08 AM   #5
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Unhappy I'm facing same issue in my VMware ESX box

I am also facing same problem in my VMware ESX 2.2 i'm also not able to type "d" charachter in vmware shell if type CAPS "D" then it shows. But it doesn't show me small letter "d" neither i'm able to type "d" charachter via sshing this server. Please help.

Charanjit Singh Cheema


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