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I have already read Delete and arrow keys not working and tried what is written there. I have also tried restarting my computer. I have also searched elsewhere for answers, but I haven't found any solution.

I am using Ubuntu 12.04, and there were not problems yesterday, but for the last hour, I've had the following problem.

When I press the up or the right arrow, nothing happens. When I press the down arrow, it doesn't make anything go down, but something appears in the upper right corner of my screen:


When I press the delete key, nothing gets deleted, but something appears in the upper right corner of my screen:


The left arrow still works. Can anybody help me get my three arrow keys and delete key back?

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Having the exact same problem. Are you able to solve it? –  Sai Manoj Kumar Yadlapati Jan 9 at 4:54
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