A few days ago, I opened an issue (that is still unaswered and might be related MSI GS65 Stealth Thin 8RE less than symbol printing ç symbol ) about the keyboard of my MSI laptop and the less-than < and great-than symbols > not working on it.

Sadly, I haven't figured out yet a way to resolve this. But just today, I've realized that the mark accents aren't working either.

Every time I press on the ´ or ` symbols, they get written immediately, without giving me the chance of pressing a vowel to write the acute versions of these vowels, I get the following:

  • ´a
  • ´e
  • ´i
  • ´o
  • ´u

There's definitely something wrong with my keyboard and the thing is that it worked perfectly fine after installing Ubuntu 18.04. But after I did a clean install of 19.04 I'm getting this keyboard problems.

Any help would be really appreciated :(

  • Not really, it has Spanish layout. I've tried setting it up to en-US or other layouts without any luck.
    – xarlymg89
    Sep 30 '19 at 8:57
  • Only if I set it up to Spanish, then the ç works great. Which is necessary for Catalan language and it's on Spanish layout.
    – xarlymg89
    Sep 30 '19 at 8:58
  • So right now the only thing, as far as you know, is to perform a temporary remap and wait for the definitive fix. Right?
    – xarlymg89
    Sep 30 '19 at 10:13
  • Let us continue this discussion in chat.
    – xarlymg89
    Sep 30 '19 at 10:32
  • Confirmed that except the less-than and great-than symbols, the mark accents are working fine on Ubuntu 19.04 live CD.
    – xarlymg89
    Sep 30 '19 at 11:22

Well, finally I've got to fix the keyboard layout about the mark accents matter at least.

I had applied a change in the ~/.profile file:

export GTK_IM_MODULE=xim
export XMODIFIERS=@im=xim

However, the previous values were:

export GTK_IM_MODULE=ibus
export XMODIFIERS=@im=ibus

I remember changing those values to try to fix the problem I still have with the less-than and great-than symbols not being printed as described in MSI GS65 Stealth Thin 8RE less than symbol printing ç symbol

So one problem solved, after messing things up ¬¬

  • If you still have a remote idea about what's the matter with my other problem, will appreciate it :)
    – xarlymg89
    Sep 30 '19 at 13:28

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