Suse 11.1: This is weird. I go into terminal and do an up arrow for the previous command and I get a “Save Screenshot” window.
Check your key mapping/keyboard layout - sounds like you are either have a ‘foreign’ keyboard (eg uk instead of us keyboard) or perhaps the num lock on if it’s a laptop.
Nope US keyboard and up arrow does print screen.
On Tue, 2009-09-08 at 13:26 +0000, AllanPen wrote:
> Nope US keyboard and up arrow does print screen.
I’d check either your KDE keyboard shortcuts or compiz (if you’re
running that). Something would seem to be taking over that key now.
I have not seen the problem.
On Tue, 2009-09-08 at 15:59 +0000, cjcox wrote:
> On Tue, 2009-09-08 at 13:26 +0000, AllanPen wrote:
> > Nope US keyboard and up arrow does print screen.
> I’d check either your KDE keyboard shortcuts or compiz (if you’re
> running that). Something would seem to be taking over that key now.
> I have not seen the problem.
Ditto for Gnome keyboard shortcuts… if you’re running Gnome (but you
probably knew that).
It’s a fresh install and haven’t done anything other than update.
Further investigation: Prtscn or alt-Prtscn is replaced by up-arrow and alt-up-arrow. I’ve checked the keyboard shortcuts and the Take a screenshot and Take a screenshot of a window are Print and alt-Print as they should be. Anybody???
I really think there is a bug to report here. Maybe an expert can advise me. I have since re-installed Suse 11.1 and done nothing other than do the online update. After rebooting the up arrow does the print screen again. I don’t see any alternative than to revert to Suse 11. It was OK before doing the update.
This is my fourth install of Suse 11.1 Gnome. this time I am backed up with an Acronis Image to the first update. I know from previous install / updates that once I do this second large update my up arrow key will replace the print screen key and the print screen key will do nothing. Can anyone advise me how to prevent this from happening? In other words is there something I should look for in the update that would alter key mapping? If I did a Suse System Backup and then updated and then did a Suse System Restoration would that restore my keymapping? Driving me nuts.
Honestly I don’t think folks are finding this. I certainly have not experienced this. It may be more specific to your hardware.
In kde, not sure if it’s the same in gnome, via menu edit, navigate to the snapshot application (ksnapshot for me), then the advanced tab, what does the current shortcut key show? Can you change it? Save
I don’t see that option in Gnome. I have a Microsoft 4000 wired keyboard that works fine in Ubuntu, Fedora and in the past Suse. And yes I find it strange that I am the only one with this problem.
I’m just boot M7 Gnome to see if it gives me a clue
Can you adjust the settings here
No I’ve tried that. I have also been into a file (forget which) that has all the keymapping and they are as they should be. It’s OK right now but, once I do that final update which is a huge one the problem will appear. I am going to turn in now but tomorrow I wll try the update again and see if I can detect which part may affect keymapping. Thanks for trying to help.
In gnome it’s in Control Centre>Personal>keyboard
If you create an image of the original install without updates, you can then restore to this. The yast>system backup takes longer and will restore the system to the state when the backup was made.
Rather do a fresh install, then create an image and then do the update manually a bit at a time till you find which app causes the problem.
Do you get the same problem in a terminal for all users, or just one?
Try creating a new user and see if it still happens.
If it doesn’t, one of your personal config files is corrupt.
Yes that was kind of what I had in mind with the updates: update a dozen or so; check it out; keep going with the the occasional backup image until the problem surfaces and go from there. At that time I’ll try another user. Thanks again. Busy with the market now lol.
Oki I just intended to install security updates but, it did the whole enchilada. I rebooted and up arrow = print screen. I made a new user and up arrow was as it should be. Now here’s the weird part: I logged off new user and logged myself on and up arrow was as it should be again. Don’t know what to do now. Will it stay this way; should I remove new user?
The New User settings are completely separate from your normal user account. Delete the New User by all means. Very odd all this though.
OK I have found the problem. I deleted the new user enabled auto logon and rebooted to the up arrow = printscreen. I turned off auto logon and rebooted to a normal up arrow = up arrow. So it is the auto logon that causes the problem; why though.
I never use Auto-Login anyway, not a good idea on several counts.