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PostPosted: Wed Dec 25, 2013 9:40 pm    Post subject: 'm' not working in x11-terms/xfce4-terminal [SOLVED] Reply with quote

Hi,

The 'm' key has stopped working in x11-terms/xfce4-terminal-0.6.2-r1

Various different attempts...

'm' <nothing>
'Shift-m' M
'Alt-m' <nothing>
'Alt-gr m' µ
'Ctrl-m' Carriage return

With Caps-Lock on..

'm' Pastes in whatever is in the clipboard
'Shift-m' m
'Ctrl-m' 'Ctrl-m' Carriage return
bash: Ctrl-m: command not found
'Alt-m' <nothing>
'Alt-gr m' µ

...and somehow these seem to change slightly as I play around with them.

Strange thing is I can type just fine in this browser....mmmmmm. I've also have no problem on TTY1 rather than a xfce4-terminal, and aterm prints the character ine and as expected.

Checking xev...

Code:

KeyPress event, serial 38, synthetic NO, window 0x2a00001,
    root 0x90, subw 0x0, time 2488534, (154,121), root:(164,147),
    state 0x0, keycode 58 (keysym 0x6d, m), same_screen YES,
    XLookupString gives 1 bytes: (6d) "m"
    XmbLookupString gives 1 bytes: (6d) "m"
    XFilterEvent returns: False

KeyRelease event, serial 38, synthetic NO, window 0x2a00001,
    root 0x90, subw 0x0, time 2488662, (154,121), root:(164,147),
    state 0x0, keycode 58 (keysym 0x6d, m), same_screen YES,
    XLookupString gives 1 bytes: (6d) "m"
    XFilterEvent returns: False



...and it looks like its being recognised.

I haven't changed any config files such as /etc/X11/xorg.conf or /etc/conf.d/keymaps.

Found a couple of old threads (here and here) but neither have any solution (tried launching bash without reading rc files 'bash --norc' but the 'm' key still didn't work).

Quite confused by this, any suggestions welcome.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 26, 2013 8:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've solved this, but in a rather brute force way.

I moved the config file directory and re-started the terminal...

Code:

mv ~/.config/xfce4/terminal ~/.config/xfce4/.terminal


I found one other terminalrc file within ~/.config/Terminal/terminalrc and its been around for ages without being modified and is essentially the same as the one in ~/.config/xfce4/terminal/terminalrc.

So its solved, but I've no idea what the underlying cause is. If anyone has any thoughts/insights they'd be appreciated.
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