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Old 02-24-2009, 10:36 PM   #1
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Wierd Keyboard problem


This was a abrupt occuraNce. ONe fiNe day, the "N" oN my KB stopped fuctioNiNg properly. The problem is that I caN get N to be output oNly if the Shift key is also depressed. So with Caps lock oN, it caN get the lowercase; aNd with capslock off I caN get the uppercase.
ChaNgiNg keyboards did Not help. I do Not have a USB KB preseNtly to verify.

ANy Clues?
 
Old 02-24-2009, 11:42 PM   #2
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Heh. Odd one, eh?

Have you got any special tools installed that allow system
wide hot-keys, have you checked xmodmap, does the problem
occur outside X11 as well as within?
 
Old 02-25-2009, 08:41 AM   #3
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Not seeN outside X, works fiNe at the prompt.
I haveN't kNowiNgly modified aNy KB settiNgs iN X/xmodmap. Is there aNy commaNd to reset values to default?
 
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Lets narrow this down further, shall we? =)

Which window managers/desktop environments are affected
by the issue above, what happens if you choose a different
one from your default?


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Old 02-26-2009, 04:14 AM   #5
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I oNly have KDE iNstalled.
 
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How about creating a second test user and see how that works? Or install
fluxbox or twm? They're small
 
Old 02-27-2009, 09:15 AM   #7
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The problem is Not seeN iN the other users. ThaNks for the tip.
I guess the quickest way to get back N is through that route.

I was woNderiNg if there is a specific file iN the home directory that coNtrols this behaviour, aNd would deletiNg this file briNg back the default behaviour?
 
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I don't use KDE, so can't really play much with settings. I'd recommend that you have a look through
~/.kde somewhere. Maybe diff recently changed files against the ones from the newly created user?
 
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Will look around. Thanks.
 
  


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