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some keys aren't working

Posted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 7:13 am
by wiab4355
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?

Re: some keys aren't working

Posted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 10:51 am
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.