[ctl-linux] Capital t does not display on terminals

Larry Alkoff labradley at mindspring.com
Tue May 22 02:21:19 UTC 2007

Larry Alkoff wrote:
> I'm asking here because there are so many local experts.
> When I type a shift-t on an xterm, konsole or the console (f1 - f6)
> no character appears.  This started today.
> All the other keys work ok, both lower case and shifted.
> However, in vim, dosemu or thunderbird (like now) I can type T without 
> problems.  Also the T character displays ok on my firewall/router which 
> is also connected by a KVM switch.
> Using a 2 month install of Kubuntu Feisty Fawn and a usb keyboard.
> It's a minor annoyance but I'd greatly appreciate any ideas on how to 
> troubleshoot this.

A little more information on the above problem.

I have rebooted several times - no help.

Running xev shows:
   keypress Shift_l keycode 50 (shift key)
   keypress t
   keyrelease t
   keyrelease Shift_l
which seems proper.
    Note: Shift_l is the name of the shift key, nothing to do with a 
capital L.

I ssh'ed into the machine from another machine from the console.
The shift-T still does not display!

I then shutdown the machine and inserted the hard drive into a different 
but similar machine with a different monitor that has booted the same 
hard drive in the past.
It booted fine but the shift-L still does not display.

This indicates the problem is in the system, not the monitor.
Some part of the system is not passing the sequence shift_key, l_key
through to the monitor.

Any ideas what file has a the problem?


Larry Alkoff N2LA - Austin TX
Using Thunderbird on Linux

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