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My shift key does not work. Stopped working last night. If you're wondering how I got the caps in here I have to hit the capslock button every time. However, I cannot use anything that pertains to the shift key, it started last night. every time i hit the shift key the cursor disappears and no characters appear when i hit the keyboard.....any help would be greatly appreciated......

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i tried the xev and this is what i got.....not sure what it means......i'm new to linux, i have ubuntu........

 

FocusOut event, serial 34, synthetic NO, window 0x4e00001,

mode NotifyGrab, detail NotifyAncestor

 

FocusIn event, serial 34, synthetic NO, window 0x4e00001,

mode NotifyUngrab, detail NotifyAncestor

 

KeymapNotify event, serial 34, synthetic NO, window 0x0,

keys: 4294967205 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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here's what i get when i type xmodmap

 

-laptop:~$ xmodmap

xmodmap: up to 3 keys per modifier, (keycodes in parentheses):

 

shift Shift_L (0x32), Shift_R (0x3e)

lock Caps_Lock (0x42)

control Control_L (0x25), Control_R (0x69)

mod1 Alt_L (0x40), Alt_R (0x6c), Meta_L (0xcd)

mod2 Num_Lock (0x4d)

mod3

mod4 Super_L (0xce), Hyper_L (0xcf)

mod5 ISO_Level3_Shift (0x5c), Mode_switch (0xcb)

 

 

and again with the xev

 

FocusOut event, serial 34, synthetic NO, window 0x4400001,

mode NotifyGrab, detail NotifyAncestor

 

FocusIn event, serial 34, synthetic NO, window 0x4400001,

mode NotifyUngrab, detail NotifyAncestor

 

KeymapNotify event, serial 34, synthetic NO, window 0x0,

keys: 4294967206 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

 

the zeros don't come from my mouse as far as i can tell......

 

when i move my mouse i get this

 

ConfigureNotify event, serial 34, synthetic YES, window 0x4400001,

event 0x4400001, window 0x4400001, (233,49), width 178, height 178,

border_width 2, above 0x1242c93, override NO

 

ClientMessage event, serial 34, synthetic YES, window 0x4400001,

message_type 0x10f (WM_PROTOCOLS), format 32, message 0x10d (WM_DELETE_WINDOW)

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can you try this > A temporary workaround/fix is to create a shortcut/launcher to setxkbmap, which when ran, will restore normal functioning of modifier keys.

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