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Since today afternoon my keyboard is acting weird.

Pressing left-shift once gives me 'm' on screen, for certain keys say 'q' if i try to simultaneously press it with shift, I do get a captial letter. BUt for somE keys like 'u', it wont jUst work.

Moreover somE alphabets come capital on their own. Like my text above is.

I tried booting into live cd of an old ubuNtU disc I had, its the same there. So its not a problem with Lucid maybe.

The keyboard is in perfect condition, I dint spell anything on it. It was perfect till today afternoon. I am stumped !

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Have you looked in System -> Preferences -> Keyboards, under the layouts tab? or maybe Keyboard shortcuts? – Dom Oct 9 '10 at 21:50
    
Tried that, the layout is perfect. Its USA. – Nitish Upreti Oct 10 '10 at 3:23
    
External keyboard works perfectly, will cleaning the keyboard solve the issue? – Nitish Upreti Dec 28 '10 at 15:32

The problem seems to be hardware related.

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