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    Question Words unexpectedly disappear when typing (in multiple applications)

    Hello, I am new to Linux so perhaps my issue is just 'user error'. I have trouble when typing in Open Office Writer, Kmail, and zim, among other applications. It's not due to unintentional use of the 'insert' key, either.

    When I type in these applications, the word I am typing often disappears entirely if I don't add a space, return, or punctuation at the end of the word, or use the arrow keys. For example, when setting up a profile in Kmail, I typed my email address into the settings dialog box, and it kept removing the last part of the address: "myname@univ.edu" would always become "myname@univ." unless I added a space after the edu.

    When I first encountered this behavior, in Writer, I thought it was a bug with the AutoComplete feature. But now that I've seen it in other applications, I think it is something more general.

    Any ideas of how to stop the unexpectedly deletion of words while typing?

    Thanks!

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    Default Re: Words unexpectedly disappear when typing (in multiple applications)

    sounds like you might have a faulty install....did you

    1. get your install image from http://software.opensuse.org/112/en ?
    (if not, then where?)
    2. check the md5sum of the downloaded iso?
    3. do this http://tinyurl.com/yajm2aq before install attempt?

    if you answered "no" (or "don't know") to any of those then see the
    following cites before you start over:
    http://en.opensuse.org/Download_Help
    http://tinyurl.com/yhf65pv
    http://tinyurl.com/ycly3eg

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    Default Re: Words unexpectedly disappear when typing (in multiple applications)

    Thanks for the quick reply.

    I just got this computer last week, with Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11.0 alreay on it. I did try reinstalling from the OS Restore DVD but I still have the problem.

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    Default Re: Words unexpectedly disappear when typing (in multipleapplications)

    Quote Originally Posted by smiley mau
    Thanks for the quick reply.

    I just got this computer last week, with Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise
    Desktop 11.0 alreay on it. I did try reinstalling from the OS Restore
    DVD but I still have the problem.
    Hi
    If it's an HP system, you need to talk with them first, they should
    help you get it sorted. Then in the future, you need to ask over in the
    SLED forums at http://forums.novell.com as this forum is for openSUSE.

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