Keyboard problem on restart - space doesn't work

Duncan Lithgow duncan at
Sun Sep 3 21:27:45 UTC 2006

On Mon, 2006-09-04 at 00:31 +0900, Craig Hagerman wrote:
> Hi,
> I have had a weird problem for some time. When I restart Ubuntu the
> space key doesn't work. If I go into System > Preferences > Keyboard
> and (for example) add a keyboard layout, or remove an extra keyboard
> layout or make some other change .... then the space key will work.
> But note - I am using the same default US keyboard layout the whole
> time. Nothing is changing about the settings being used. It seems to
> be that if I make ANY change in the Keyboard control panel, then the
> space bar will start working again. Weird huh? Any ideas how to fix
> this for good? 
Have a look in 'System > Preferences > Keyboard Shortcuts' and make sure
you haven't attached some other function to the space bar. I did that
once and it took me a while to work out what was going on.

HTH Duncan
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