KDE 4.2: "up" key doesn't work

Tomasz Chmielewski mangoo at wpkg.org
Thu Jul 16 19:33:07 BST 2009

> Since the upgrade to KDE 4.2, "up" key on the keyboard doesn't work for 
> me (i.e., I can't search back bash history with "up" key, I can't scroll 
> the website rendered in Firefox with the "up" key etc.).
> "xev", when started, recognizes pressed "Up" key.
> The key works *sometimes* for me if I start KDE4's "systemsettings" and 
> disable khotkeys daemon (note that it can't be really disabled; it will 
> be enabled if you start systemsettings again, even though you just 
> disabled it), then log out and log in again.
> After the very next login, "up" key won't work again (unless you disable 
> khotkeys daemon is system settings, log out, log in...).
> The "up" key works fine in KDM (i.e. to pick/change users).
> What's interesting, I don't have this problem for a couple of existing 
> users (for some existing, I do have this problem).
> This problem also concerns newly created user after a couple of 
> logouts/logins.
> Any hints what might be wrong? It's really annoying.

I didn't mention that, but it only happens if I use:

- evdev keyboard
- user autologin in kdm

Also in alpha releases of KDE 4.3.

Any hints on how to fix it will be appreciated.

Tomasz Chmielewski

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