[Solved] Keyboard puzzle

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PhilB
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[Solved] Keyboard puzzle

Post by PhilB » Wed Dec 14, 2022 7:08 pm

I'd appreciate some input before I fully go fully insane! It's a ubuntu/XFCE/hardware problem rather than a Mythtv one but I am stuck and
am hoping for insight here.

I'm trying to phase out my 2009 vintage hardware with ubuntu 14.04/Myth .27 in favour of newer NUC hardware with xubuntu 22.04/XFCE/Myth 32.
The new system works fine with a wired UK keyboard and mouse.

I have a UK 'wireless' keyboard and understand it communicates via bluetooth with its USB dongle.
The keyboard works perfectly with my old ubuntu 14.04/Myth .27 system.
It's also fine if I plug the dongle into my xubuntu 20.04/XFCE laptop or into a Windows 10 system.

With the new system though the wireless keyboard is corrupting. If I type the first line here the second is displayed:

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#ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ0123456789abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz£$#
#ABCDEFGH51230N6-QRST4VWXYZ*123456789abcdefgh51230n6-qrst4vwxyz£$#
It's a UK keyboard and the usual suspects £,$ and # are all ok.
I just cannot see the pattern here. It does not appear to be a single bit error.

Both the xubuntu laptop and the failing NUC system have matching settings of 105 keyboard and UK layout.

If I unplug the dongle the keyboard stops communicating entirely so I think that eliminates communication with the BT
receiver inside the NUC. I assumed anyway that the bluetooth nature of the keyboard/dongle communication would be 'hidden' from xubuntu.

Any insight really welcomed!

Phil
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Re: Keyboard puzzle

Post by paulh » Thu Dec 15, 2022 7:33 pm

Kind of looks like your keyboard has some sort of number keypad mode activated?

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Re: Keyboard puzzle

Post by PhilB » Thu Dec 15, 2022 10:37 pm

Ah! That explains it. I feel so stupid!
Thanks Paul.

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