On Tue, Apr 29, 2008 at 07:26:04AM -0430, Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
On Tue, 2008-04-29 at 20:58 +1000, David Timms wrote:
> I have had an experience where the shift key stops working. It also
> affects the shift lock, and makes it impossible to enter a shifted password.
I've had this happen sometimes in X. It's also happened to me in
FreeBSD. Another thing I've had happen is for the Mod4 key (the Windows
key) although being shown in xmodmap, stop working.
It hasn't happened to me for awhile though. I have an xmodmaprc that
keycode 115 = Super_L
add Mod4 = Super_L
keycode 117 = Multi_key
keycode 50 = Shift_L
Sometimes, it seems that running xmodmap ~/.xmodmaprc will fix it. That
always fixes the Mod4, but doesn't always work with the shift.
It's happened on more than one machine for me, but hasn't seemed Fedora
specific. Various other flavors of Linux, as well as FreeBSD, would
also do it.
If I got out of X, the shift key would work again, so I don't think it's
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