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Old 07-15-2004, 05:33 AM   #1
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can't type capital F on console

This is a very weird problem, as the subject says, I can't type a capital F. The system just beeps (through the pc squeeker)
This problem only occurs in the console (and in xterm, rxvt if in X). All other keys work fine, and inside applications like firefox etc I can type the F fine.
I just installed slack 10 yesterday on a (basically) clean system. I removed all old config files and programs, only kept my home directory.
This occurs with both root and everyday user.
I've tried looking in /etc/inputrc, and also tried removing ~/.bashrc incase it was either of those but no help.

Also weird is if I paste into the console using a middle mouse click, where a capital F occurs it beeps to me too. The only way to get the F is if it is in a filename I can use tab completion to get there.

This is very strange and I'd love to solve it, I've run out of ideas though. Sometimes ya just HAVE to type an F.
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Try to load a different keymap :
cd /usr/share/kbd/keymaps/i386
cd your_keyboard_dir
loadkeys the_map
Old 07-16-2004, 12:59 AM   #3
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i tried that but nothing seems to make a difference

some of the output from "dumpkeys" goes like this

0x0044 D
0x0045 E
0x0046 F
0x0047 G
0x0048 H
0x0049 I

looks like F is in the right place. would some program (or bash) be grabbing the F somehow, I'm wondering what the beep is when I push F?

thanks for suggestion anyway


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