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    Default ctl-c (control-c) doesn't work

    I have a IBM T42 laptop with OpenSuse 11.1 installed with Gnome desktop.

    ctl-c works on a local console terminal,ctl-b gives ^B on keyboard, stty -a shows "intr" to be ^C, so I think there is nothing wrong with the laptop keyboard or it's setup.

    However, if I either "rdesktop" to a remote windows system, or "nxclient" (or vncviewer) to a remote OpenSuSe system, when I type ctl anything (e.g. ^c, ^b), it merely prints the letter c or b on the terminal).

    If I do the same from my desktop OpenSuse system, things are fine.

    Is there anything in the setup of my laptop's OpenSuse that would cause this? It worked fine a day or so ago and I don't recall making any type of system changes.
    I just installed the latest updates (there were only 3 of them I think) and am wondering if that might have caused it.

    Where would there be kept a history of updates and maybe I can undo them and see if it helps.

    Baffled,

    Jim

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    Default Re: ctl-c (control-c) doesn't work

    Found the patch/install history in /var/log/zypp. Actually quite a few updates were installed, so have to look thru there.

    But still baffled,

    Jim

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    Hmmmm - among the many updates was a new kernel - 2.6.27.25-0.1. Unfortunately, for some reason, that is the only kernel in my system. I thought the previous one would be kept around for fallback, but it is not there.

    A VM running WinXP under VirtualBox also has the non-functioning ctl-c.

    Even more baffled,

    Jim

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    Default Re: ctl-c (control-c) doesn't work

    Quote Originally Posted by j1mw3b View Post
    Hmmmm - among the many updates was a new kernel - 2.6.27.25-0.1. Unfortunately, for some reason, that is the only kernel in my system. I thought the previous one would be kept around for fallback, but it is not there.

    A VM running WinXP under VirtualBox also has the non-functioning ctl-c.

    Even more baffled,

    Jim
    I also faced with this problem and got meaningless answers like - use cut instead, I'm not using it etc,etc.
    The only thing what I can suggest is to look at the running applications, maybe somewhere the Ctrl+C is assigned as a hotkey for some action.
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    > The only thing what I can suggest is to look at the running
    > applications, maybe somewhere the Ctrl+C is assigned as a hotkey for
    > some action.


    that will probably find the problem...or, maybe he should start by
    looking under the "Personal Settings - Configure Desktop" icon (that
    is what it is called here, on KDE3. in 10.3, it is probably something
    else there...i don't know what, but) open it and then go "Regional &
    Accessibility > Keyboard Shortcuts

    look around to see if ctrl+c is used for anything other than what you
    wish to use it for..

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    Another weirdness is that ctl-c works correctly if I telnet or ssh to the remote systems.

    Jim

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    And also, if I login to my laptop using iceWM, I get the ctl-c on my remote sessions.

    I deduce from this that Gnome is messed up somehow.
    This laptop system is turned into useless because of this -my job depends on connections to these remote systems.

    I didn't install KDE, but that may be the only answer - maybe.

    Suggestions are welcome.

    Thanks,

    Jim

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    Default Re: ctl-c (control-c) doesn't work

    Have you tried CRTL+SHIFT+C for copy and CNTRL+SHIFT+V for paste?
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    Default Re: ctl-c (control-c) doesn't work

    ctl-shift-c, ctl-shift-v
    Both work on my local terminal.
    Both merely produce a "C" and a "V" on my remote systems using rdesktop, vncviewer, and nxclient.
    telnet to remote system, they work fine.

    I also tried removing my ~/.gnome2 and ~/.gnome2_private directories and restarting system.

    Same bad results.

    Thanx,

    Jim

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    brassy NNTP User

    Default Re: ctl-c (control-c) doesn't work

    you are not just trying to copy/paste are you??
    if so, try copy with ctrl+insert, and paste with shift+insert..

    but, since we now know that your gnome is messed up, why don't you add
    a new user, and log into that account and see if cttl+c works there..

    if so then i'd guess some time consuming work comparing files in
    /home/[you]/.gn* and /home/[new user]/.gn* would eventually fix
    whatever is broken...

    see man diff

    but first, think back...what in your home have hand edited?? i'd look
    there first...(now, i KNOW you are not likely to have a mistake...but...)

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