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Recently my Alt + F2 keyboard shortcut switches my Linux machine to a virtual terminal rather than displaying the run window. I haven't made any specific keyboard changes that could of caused this strange issue.

Rather than having to press Ctrl + Alt, suddenly all of the virtual terminal commands have suddenly binded to the just the Alt key.

What can I do to get them back to their default values?

I'm using Gnome with Compiz enabled


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Are you sure the ctrl key isn't stuck? – Martin Owens -doctormo- Dec 15 '10 at 17:39
Ha ha, nope the ctrl key is fine. – Pandorica Dec 15 '10 at 17:42
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You might be experiencing bug #520546alt text.

Possible fix:

Seems that I found the root of that problem. It is in console-cyrillic package. When I removed it, the bug has disappeared.

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Thanks, but after a couple of reboots the keyboard shortcuts returned to normal, without any configuration changes, very weird. I'll keep your answer in mind if it happens again. – Pandorica Dec 16 '10 at 10:28
I'll set this as the answer for future reference. – Pandorica Dec 23 '10 at 15:55

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