I don't know how, but somehow the Ctrl keys on my keyboard have messed up. Left Ctrl key is opening a help window and right Ctrl key prints the "x" character. I tried setting/re-setting keyboard shortcuts and rebooting the system but that didn't help.

Any suggestions?

  • Sounds like your keyboard has been re - mapped, try mapping it to the defaults, I know this can be done on windows but not sure about Ubuntu – Bali C Sep 8 '11 at 11:36
  • i tried to restore it to defaults but not working. Nothing has been mapped in keyboard shortcuts as well. – Rahul Sep 8 '11 at 11:40
  • I haven't used Ubuntu much but this might help - help.ubuntu.com/community/MultimediaKeys – Bali C Sep 8 '11 at 11:42
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You could try going to System Settings (in Unity, from the indicator menu on the top-right), then click Keyboard from Hardware section, and click button Restore default.

If it does not work, check the selected keyboard model, and check also the there is no strange flags in list appearing clicking on Options button.