After a dist-upgrade to wheezy, my "k"-Key misbehaves. When typed in a gnome-terminal, no "k" is printed. Instead the terminal seems to grab the focus and will not release it. If I drag-down the mouse outside the terminal it highlights line inside the terminal. Also regular mouse clicks no longer work.
xev an it shows three events when pressing "k"
- a FocusIn event
- a FocusOut event
- a KeymapNotify event
This only happens when I log in through a display manager using my account. It happens with gdm3 and wdm (I have not tested any others)
When I log in as a different user, the "k" key works.
When I log in through a display managaer using a "failsafe" session it also works. Other than that the issue occurs with many different session types.
When startig X from the commandline all is fine. The issue only occurs when logging in through a display manager.
AFAICS all other key work, including the uppercase shift-K
I looked for "dpkg-dist" files in /etc/X11 and only found the following:
So it appears to be related to something attached to my user account. In my dispair I renamed the ~/.config directory, but that didn't resolve the issue.
I am aware of
p key doesn't work in X, and I believe it is the same issue, but I have no idea, where I could possibly have remapped the key or how to track this down.