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Month: November 2015

missing underscores.

From: Felmon Davis <davisf@...>
Date: Sun, 1 Nov 2015 12:42:54 -0500 (EST)

took a laptop out I haven't used for about a month or so but which had 
been my daily machine, Thinkpad x120e.

I couldn't get in via the password. I sensed the advent of senility 
until I determined it wasn't registering the underscore. I booted off 
a livecd and chrooted in, removed underscore from the pw and got in 

I made sure the keyboard was set to US english (intl) but I still 
couldn't use grsync! that is, it wouldn't take the pw to my NAS which 
also has underscores. not sure right now what other keys were wrong. 
it replaces the underscore with hyphens.

so I'm guessing gnome stuff got scrambled. I use Hare's exegnu. I'm on 

I'm hoping there's a quick command-line fix.

what caused this, I don't know but I assume some hard-drive blip.


Felmon Davis

The clash of ideas is the sound of freedom.