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    Default Letter "d" doesn't work suddenly after upgrading

    Recently completed a routine upgrade from Leap 42.1 to 42.2:
    -- I changed no settings, yet in any administrative or settings utilities my letter "d" does not type at all.
    -- Checked SETTINGS > WORKSPACE > SHORTCUTS > GLOBAL (and the others), but no "d" key is listed throughout.
    -- No application is using 'd' as a global shortcut.
    -- It works most everywhere else, in the browser, text editors, for example.
    -- Everything in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d is fine, and the correct keyboard is selected under Input Devices.
    -- Konsole doesn't let me input any password at all, not even passwd.

    How can I get my 'd' key back?

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    Default Re: Letter "d" doesn't work suddenly after upgrading

    If you switch to VT1 with CTRL + Alt + F1, and log in does the key then work as expected? That would help rule out any DE specific bindings. You can switch back to the graphical session again with CTRL + Alt + F7.

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    Default Re: Letter "d" doesn't work suddenly after upgrading

    I would also put in a live cd/usb if you have one just to make sure that it's not a hardware issue. It's always best to check the obvious possibilities first.

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    Default Re: Letter "d" doesn't work suddenly after upgrading

    The OP already mentioned
    It works most everywhere else, in the browser, text editors, for example.
    so that would rule out hardware issue.

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    Default Re: Letter "d" doesn't work suddenly after upgrading

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    Recently completed a routine upgrade from Leap 42.1 to 42.2

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    Default Re: Letter "d" doesn't work suddenly after upgrading

    Quote Originally Posted by deano_ferrari View Post
    If you switch to VT1 with CTRL + Alt + F1, and log in does the key then work as expected? That would help rule out any DE specific bindings. You can switch back to the graphical session again with CTRL + Alt + F7.
    Thanks, though this did not work. I could type my login ID, but not the password. However, there's no "d" in my login ID. I get the same result whenever I use Konsole or Bash.

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    Default Re: Letter "d" doesn't work suddenly after upgrading

    Quote Originally Posted by zaine_ridling View Post
    Recently completed a routine upgrade from Leap 42.1 to 42.2:
    -- I changed no settings, yet in any administrative or settings utilities my letter "d" does not type at all.
    Please tell us which physical Keyboard Layout is present on your system.
    • If your physical Keyboard Layout is not something like a QWERTY keyboard then, in the 2nd from bottom row of keys the 3 leftmost keys are not "A", "S", "D".

    It may be that during the upgrade the system keyboard has been changed to "en-US" (QWERTY).

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    Quote Originally Posted by dcurtisfra View Post
    Please tell us which physical Keyboard Layout is present on your system.
    • If your physical Keyboard Layout is not something like a QWERTY keyboard then, in the 2nd from bottom row of keys the 3 leftmost keys are not "A", "S", "D".

    It may be that during the upgrade the system keyboard has been changed to "en-US" (QWERTY).
    It's a QWERTY (Microsoft Natural) keyboard, labeled as such in the Keyboard Hardware and Layout dialog, where the Switching Policy on the Layouts tab is set to Global. Also, the hardware info from YaST reads it as an AT Translated Set 2 keyboard (/dev/input/event0).

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    Default Re: Letter "d" doesn't work suddenly after upgrading

    @zaine_ridling:
    What happens if you boot either the Leap 42.2 DVD ISO image or the Leap 42.2 NET ISO image (fits on a CD-ROM)?
    The 1st screen allows the system language and keyboard layout to be chosen -- with a keyboard test field.

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    Default Re: Letter "d" doesn't work suddenly after upgrading

    Quote Originally Posted by dcurtisfra View Post
    @zaine_ridling:
    What happens if you boot either the Leap 42.2 DVD ISO image or the Leap 42.2 NET ISO image (fits on a CD-ROM)?
    The 1st screen allows the system language and keyboard layout to be chosen -- with a keyboard test field.
    It works just fine there, actually. You can see why this is a great mystery to me. I changed three keyboards today just to confirm it's not an hardware issue.

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