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I have major (At least as for my job as a coder) hiccups with the Lshift. I can't mark text in a textbox with LeftShift and arrowkeys, or type a capital letter with it.

WHAT I CAN do, which I think eliminates the keyboard to be the source of the problem is: 1.ALT+LeftShift to switch language. 2.While LeftShifting selecting text with the mouse in a web page.

More Info: In a keys thread elsewhere on AskUbuntu, someone suggested using xev, Here is the output for right shift key:

KeyPress event, serial 37, synthetic NO, window 0x2600001,
    root 0x295, subw 0x0, time 49716012, (103,94), root:(306,867),
    state 0x10, keycode 62 (keysym 0xffe2, Shift_R), same_screen YES,
    XLookupString gives 0 bytes: 
    XmbLookupString gives 0 bytes: 
    XFilterEvent returns: False

KeyRelease event, serial 37, synthetic NO, window 0x2600001,
    root 0x295, subw 0x0, time 49716396, (103,94), root:(306,867),
    state 0x11, keycode 62 (keysym 0xffe2, Shift_R), same_screen YES,
    XLookupString gives 0 bytes: 
    XFilterEvent returns: False

and here is for the left one:

FocusOut event, serial 37, synthetic NO, window 0x2600001,
    mode NotifyGrab, detail NotifyAncestor

FocusOut event, serial 37, synthetic NO, window 0x2600001,
    mode NotifyUngrab, detail NotifyPointer

FocusIn event, serial 37, synthetic NO, window 0x2600001,
    mode NotifyUngrab, detail NotifyAncestor

KeymapNotify event, serial 37, synthetic NO, window 0x0,
    keys:  4294967189 0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   
           0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 

All keys but Super and lshift produce a keypress\release event, those two produce focusout\in then keymap notify, is this normal?

How should I go about tracing the cause and fixing it?

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