[lug] Function keys quit working
steve.sullivan at mathcom.com
Tue Oct 8 19:26:48 MDT 2013
Wow, what a silly mistake. Problem solved ...
new keyboard has a "function lock" key to dis/enable
On Tue, Oct 08, 2013 at 04:29:07PM -0600, Steve Sullivan wrote:
> All my function keys quit, or got remapped somehow.
> What happened?
> I used to be able to map them to vim actions, but
> now after a recent update/upgrade they don't work at all.
> Except now f12 takes a screen shot, leaving a file in
> my home dir with a name like
> Screenshot from 2013-10-08 16:04:40.png
> I'm running linux mint 15 cinnamon on an old dell laptop.
> I checked preferences / keyboard / shortcuts, and the various
> screenshot shortcuts are all print, alt+print, shift+print,
> etc... nothing mentioning f12.
> I tried running
> /lib/udev/keymap -i input/event6
> The output is a bit flakey but prints scan codes for
> the alphabetic keys, but nothing for the function keys.
> I tried creating a new user account, in case
> I foobared my X11 settings, but the new user
> account has the same troubles.
> How can I get the function keys back?
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Steve Sullivan steve.sullivan at mathcom.com
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