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Month: November 2015

Re: [trinity-users] missing underscores.

From: Andy <AndyVetRep@...>
Date: Sun, 1 Nov 2015 14:09:55 -0500
On Sunday 01 November 2015 12:42:54 pm Felmon Davis wrote:
> greets!
> 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
> normally.
> 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
> jessie.
> I'm hoping there's a quick command-line fix.
> what caused this, I don't know but I assume some hard-drive blip.
> f.

The underscore and hyphen are on the same physical key. Are you sure it's not 
just a keyboard problem?