Solved!!!!! (was Re: No 's' key after logon)
And the winner of "John'ss Debian Geek of the year" award goess to:
David Wright (the band playss "Tussk")
I had edited /etc/inputrc, adding:
Forgot to put "set" in there.
Moral of Sstory:
Don't ever edit global filess (if possssible) &:
check ssyntax twice, ssave once.
And the runner upss are:
Karssten M. Sself
For his humourouss and helpfull attitude. Problem musst have been
related to 'set'?
and Jeff Green
for hiss "check the hardware" suggesstion.
John (who will never take 's' for granted ever again)
On Mon, Nov 20, 2000 at 01:20:00PM +0000, David Wright wrote:
> Quoting John Bagdanoff (email@example.com):
> > Once I try to login after booting, my 's' key just beeps at me! So
> > 'startx' won't work because I have no 's'... just a beep.
> > And, in mc, I get a 'warning, cant cd into archives'..... probably
> > because it has an 's' in it. Thinking, it may be the latest bash
> > upgrade, I wanted to downgrade to the earlier bash that was there.
> > But, noooooooo, dpkg couldn't find 'bah.deb'. Even though I got the above
> > warning, mc did show the archives directory. In mc, I was able to use
> > the 's' key.
> > So I reboot to 'Linux single', but again, no 's'. bummer.
> > So I try 'mutt' (thank the gods... No 's' in 'mutt'). Now, I'm
> > typing this in 'vim' and the 's' (obviously) is working.
> Someone lost their E by putting
> "\eOF":end-of-line <--- correct
> "\EOF":end-of-line <--- incorrect
> into .inputrc . Could it be something similar?
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