Getting CTRL, shift and num lock back again

This post was written by eli on June 6, 2011
Posted Under: Linux

This really is a note to future self. All of the sudden, terminal windows on my Fedora 12 ceased to respect num lock, shift and CTRL modifiers, and I somehow figured out that it may have something to do with the fact that I was having a Vmplayer machine running.

It’s noted a lot elsewhere, but I’ll write it down for myself here: To get things back to normal, just type

$ setxkbmap

at shell prompt, and all is fine again. This issue is too rare to waste the time to go to the bottom with.

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