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Wed, Jan. 31st, 2007, 10:00 am
professoryaffle: tab completion lost, please help

I am currently running gnome on debian linux on a hp intel machine at work and the all the terminals seem to have stop recognising the tab key

The keyboard driver is Generic 105-key (Intl) PC

This happening after my machine lost the networked home directory and stopped functioning. In order to resurrect the machine my gnome settings gconf had to be deleted.

Once I was logged in I was able to return the desktop toolbar to looking how it did, turn off the system bell and start work again

Unfortunately now terminals (I have tried the standard terminal, gnome multi term and xterm) have stopped putting any character on stdout when the tab key is pressed. This means that tab completion no longer works which as you may appreciated is more than a little annoying, ctrl D still works and the tab key still produces a response in editors like Vi and XEmacs and also in firefox and thunderbird so it isn't as straight forward as the keyboard mapping is wrong (it still appears to be standard UK)

Any ideas as to what might of gone wrong?, Restarting the machine doesn't seem to of worked

I have made inquiries with my own systems team but they are currently haven't been picked up yet as at the end of the day this isn't the end of the world

Wed, Jan. 31st, 2007 07:23 pm (UTC)

Does tab key work for another users?

Wed, Jan. 31st, 2007 07:30 pm (UTC)

no one else uses my computer as standard, I will check tommorrow though as it is easy enough to get someone else to log in