some keys aren't working

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wiab4355
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some keys aren't working

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Home, End, Delete, Page Up, Page Down and the four arrow keys have stopped working on my Dad's LM17 XFCE pc.

I've checked the "Accessability" section and nothing has been accidentally ticked.

I checked the "Input Method" section and got this:

Current configuration for the input method:
* Active configuration: missing (normally missing)
* Automatic configuration: none (normally ibus or fcitx or uim)
* Number of valid choices: 1 (normally 1)
The configuration set by im-config is activated by re-starting X.
Explicit selection is not required to enable the automatic configuration, if the active one is default/auto/cjkv/missing.

don't know what any of the above means.

Also checked the "Keyboard" section. As far as I can tell, nothing seems odd.

Has the keyboard just crapped out on us, or is there a solution?
Ian, an AFC Wimbledon fan (come on, you Dons)
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ofb
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Re: some keys aren't working

Post by ofb »

For interest, the version on Mate 17

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Current configuration for the input method:
 * Active configuration: missing (normally missing)
 * Automatic configuration: none (normally ibus or fcitx or uim)
 * Number of valid choices: 1 (normally 1)
The configuration set by im-config is activated by re-starting X.
Explicit selection is not required to enable the automatic configuration if the active one is default/auto/cjkv/missing.
I presume you don't have another keyboard to test?

Then boot a Live-ISO. Either XCFE again or something else. Just see if the keys work in it.

Also you might have them magically start working again -- sometimes just a drop of coffee gets splashed into the keys and leaks past. It'll dry in an hour or so.
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