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My Ubuntu wireless keyboard is being really weird and I am unable to figure out what's happening.

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 Precise and today I noticed that webpages was refreshing after I hit the Ctrl key.

After digging around I also noticed that pressing 5 causes the keyboard to write 54, also 6 writes 67.

I have tried several languages and restarting the desktop but no luck.

Any experienced this issue before.


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I think it is a bug. Did you already tried the keyboard on the other computer, and is it ok? Or try to replug the cable. – lambda23 Oct 7 '12 at 13:47
tried this already, works fine elsewhere – RobertPitt Oct 7 '12 at 13:55

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