[clug] KDE Keyboard Wierdness... III

Alex Satrapa grail at goldweb.com.au
Tue Jun 28 00:25:48 GMT 2005

On 27 Jun 2005, at 21:15, Donovan J. Edye wrote:

> - The keyboard is non responsive for that particular user
> - ie. Press letter "a" and nothing happens (in Kate) hold down  
> letter "a" and
> eventually letter a appears and starts repeating
> - I have checked the keyboard settings for that user and they are  
> the same as
> the users for whom the keyboard works

The BFI* approach would be to copy that user's data aside, delete  
their home directory, recreate their home directory, and copy the  
data back. Or just delete all KDE related dot-directories  
(eg: .kde, .kde3, .qt) and files, then log in again as that user.

This will mean you have to reconfigure KMail, Konqueror, etc. But the  
BFI will save you the time of trying to figure out what went wrong  
(and lose the opportunity to file a bug report or figure out how to  
stop it happening again).


*BFI = brute force and ignorance, a debugging technique common in  
areas where the system with the problem is more complex than the  
brain trying to debug it.

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