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While typing the command "gedit" or "cd" or any word which assosicates with the letter "d", it wont come on the screen. Same issue raises while doing a copy paste to the terminal.

E.G.: If I copy the following : cd Desktop and paste it in the terminal, it becomes c Desktop. This happens only in the terminal window but I'm able to type on other windows such as notepad, documents.. etc. How can I solve it?

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    I'm no too sure but I suspect that the letter may be using some sort of shortcuts. Just to double check go to EDIT > Keyboard shortcuts whilst terminal window is active and see whether "D" is been assigned to any. – AzkerM Jan 28 '14 at 5:30
  • no Azer i checked there is no short cuts are assigned – suriyan Jan 28 '14 at 5:46
  • What terminal are you using? Have you tried some alternative, like xfce4-terminal? – landroni Jan 28 '14 at 5:47
  • no i am not having any privileges to use alternate terminals – suriyan Jan 28 '14 at 5:50
  • May I ask what happens when you try to type d? any changes happening on the terminal or the pointer? also see whether D in caps works? – AzkerM Jan 28 '14 at 6:01
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I think I've seen something like this and it was caused by an incorrect readline config. Remove ~/.inputrc, reopen your shell and try again.

  • It's not the same reason then :( Uhm, this is bizarre. Have you messed with your .bashrc (.zshrc, etc) recently? – Delyan Jan 28 '14 at 6:42
  • oh ya i just add a single alias into bashrc. is the reason for the problem. i added the following line "export HISTCONTROL=ignoreboth:erasedups" and add a single alias after this – suriyan Jan 28 '14 at 6:43
  • The HISTCONTROL looks fine. Is the syntax for your alias okay? Try commenting out your changes and see if you still have your problem. – Delyan Jan 28 '14 at 6:49
  • HISTCONTROL is not my alias.. i refereed a site that has this line before a alias assignment. if this line is not present the alias not working. – suriyan Jan 28 '14 at 6:52
  • I know the HISTCONTROL is not your alias. What's the alias? Paste it here, please (from the file, not the website where you found it). – Delyan Jan 28 '14 at 6:55

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