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Briand18
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Keyboard quirk

Postby Briand18 » Sun Dec 02, 2012 8:27 pm

Every so often my keyboard goes crazy and reverses the caps lock so that I have to have caps lock on to type in lower case and turn it off to write in upper. A closedown and restart solves the problem, but I was wondering if there's any way I can fix the problem without rebooting? It only happens intermittently, certainly not frequently enough to depress, but often enough to annoy !

gnuuser
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Re: Keyboard quirk

Postby gnuuser » Sun Dec 02, 2012 9:55 pm

sounds like your keyboard may be failing. or the connection may be loose
what is the keyboard on?
desktop, laptop?
but it could also be a software issue!
can you recall when it started? or if you had downloaded anything around that time frame?

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Re: Keyboard quirk

Postby Briand18 » Mon Dec 03, 2012 4:54 pm

It's a laptop and the same thing has happened on another laptop I have Mint 9 on. I'm not desperately bothered, as I know a reboot will clear it, just puzzled. I'm not going to risk moving from Mint 9 as 8 and 9 are the only distros I've tried where the wireless works faultlessly. 13 was a loser, alas.


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