Leap 42.2 tty keyboard trouble

from a good install of Leap 42.2, or kernel upgrade from yast; try this:

  1. boot to desktop
  2. Ctrl-Alt-F3 (tty 3)
  3. at any time (including right away), press CapsLock
  4. no more tty3; you will have to boot into new pty with ssh to restart (or chvt 7 (from the ssh machine) to switch machine to desktop)
  5. tty3 is gone for good, re-boot to get it back and don’t press CapsLock ever again in tty)

Different versions of stock Dell desktops and problem does not exist in 42.1 (ever) – cannot be the machine or the (stock install) it must be 42.2.