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    Default Lowercase 'e' no longer works in Terminals

    For some reason, just shortly ago, the terminals, konsole, etc. will not accept the lowercase letter 'e' as input for some reason, not even when pasting, e.g.

    a paste of
    file:///usr/share/applications/kde4/konsole.desktop

    becomes
    fil:///usr/shar/applications/kd4/konsol.dsktop

    on the command line. Weird.

    For everything else I have tried at this point on the computer, the lowercase letter 'e' is just fine (this message being an example);

    Has some configuration file for terminals (konsole, xterm, Yakuake) or whatever got messed up and I need to correct it?

    Star_Gazer

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    Default Re: Lowercase 'e' no longer works in Terminals

    Does this happen on root-terminals too? How about tty1-6?

    You should check the output of

    Code:
    locale

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    Default Re: Lowercase 'e' no longer works in Terminals

    Quote Originally Posted by gropiuskalle View Post
    Does this happen on root-terminals too? How about tty1-6?

    You should check the output of

    Code:
    locale
    Well, at this point, the problem is not occurring in root mode. I'm not acquainted with the tty1-6 stuff, though I did note that my normal user/group name is in the attributes of /dev/tty7.

    I remember several months ago that the tty could be changed via Ctrl-Alt-Shift-F? keys to change ttys in another Linux Distro.

    obviously, I can't do the 'locale' command for the standard user since it has an 'e' in it, but here is the readout for root terminal:
    LANG=POSIX
    LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8
    LC_NUMERIC="POSIX"
    LC_TIME="POSIX"
    LC_COLLATE="POSIX"
    LC_MONETARY="POSIX"
    LC_MESSAGES="POSIX"
    LC_PAPER="POSIX"
    LC_NAME="POSIX"
    LC_ADDRESS="POSIX"
    LC_TELEPHONE="POSIX"
    LC_MEASUREMENT="POSIX"
    LC_IDENTIFICATION="POSIX"
    LC_ALL=

    Thanx,
    Star_Gazer

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    Default Re: Lowercase 'e' no longer works in Terminals

    Well, I was able the get the locale output for my non-superuser user account (used the TAB key completion, and here it is:

    ~> /usr/bin/locale
    LANG=en_US.UTF-8
    LC_CTYPE="en_US.UTF-8"
    LC_NUMERIC="en_US.UTF-8"
    LC_TIME="en_US.UTF-8"
    LC_COLLATE="en_US.UTF-8"
    LC_MONETARY="en_US.UTF-8"
    LC_MESSAGES="en_US.UTF-8"
    LC_PAPER="en_US.UTF-8"
    LC_NAME="en_US.UTF-8"
    LC_ADDRESS="en_US.UTF-8"
    LC_TELEPHONE="en_US.UTF-8"
    LC_MEASUREMENT="en_US.UTF-8"
    LC_IDENTIFICATION="en_US.UTF-8"
    LC_ALL=
    ~>

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    Default Re: Lowercase 'e' no longer works in Terminals

    Hm, seems okay to me - sorry, beats me for now.

    You should still try typing in another tty, meaning logging to a parallel session on a command-line (pretty much as you assumed, just hit Ctrl + Alt + F1-6, you'll be back on your regular session by Ctrl + Alt + F7), as this might be an issue of your desktop environment - by the way, have you tried typing in an alternative environment yet (Fluxbox or the like)? Another user might be interesting too.

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    Default Re: Lowercase 'e' no longer works in Terminals

    You could try :
    export LC_ALL=C
    and type 'e'. Does it make a difference?
    Also does the output of the following command look unhabitual ?
    xmodmap -pk | grep 0065

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    Default Re: Lowercase 'e' no longer works in Terminals

    Quote Originally Posted by gropiuskalle View Post
    by the way, have you tried typing in an alternative environment yet (Fluxbox or the like)? Another user might be interesting too.
    as well as a ssh session if you happen to have another computer (?)

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    Default Re: Lowercase 'e' no longer works in Terminals

    Quote Originally Posted by gropiuskalle View Post
    Hm, seems okay to me - sorry, beats me for now.

    You should still try typing in another tty, meaning logging to a parallel session on a command-line (pretty much as you assumed, just hit Ctrl + Alt + F1-6, you'll be back on your regular session by Ctrl + Alt + F7),
    Yea, the 'e' works in the parallel session. Funny thing, when I do a "su -" at the terminal command line to sign in as root, the 'e' does not work then either, yet, if the terminal is first started as root, it works, but does not work if I sign in as the standard user from the root terminal command line.

    I went into another linux distro and did not have the problem - I get the feeling that something has gotten messed up in one of the directory in "home/..." realms.

    as this might be an issue of your desktop environment - by the way, have you tried typing in an alternative environment yet (Fluxbox or the like)? Another user might be interesting too.
    I do not understand the part about typing in a alternative environment, but the idea of creating another user has crossed my mind as well.

    Thanks,
    Star_Gazer

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    Default Re: Lowercase 'e' no longer works in Terminals

    Quote Originally Posted by please_try_again View Post
    You could try :
    export LC_ALL=C
    and type 'e'. Does it make a difference?
    Also does the output of the following command look unhabitual ?
    xmodmap -pk | grep 0065
    I would love to try those... unfortunately, because those commands export LC_ALL=C and xmodmap -pk | grep 0065[/QUOTE] contain the lowercase 'e', thus, I am unable to do those commands

    I'm calling it a night, maybe it will heal it self in morning

    Thanks,
    Star_Gazer

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    Default Re: Lowercase 'e' no longer works in Terminals

    Star Gazer wrote:
    > I get the feeling that something has gotten messed up in one of the
    > directory in "home/..." realms.


    i *guess* if you were to use YaST to create a new user and then
    compared /home/[you]/.bashrc to /home/[new user]/.bashrc you might
    find a difference...speaking of which, diff would be a good tool to
    compare the two

    --
    palladium

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