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I am using a shell and editing a file in nano (similar to pico). A short while ago, it started doing this thing where if I type:

$query = "select" * from topics where id='' ";

and then I hit Backspace and try to stick the letter 'a' into the id='' part, it changes it to:

$query = "select * from koala_topics where id='a='' ";

and the cursor jumps around to a few spaces before. Also if I type


At the start of a new line, and then I think "Oh I should have added a tab" and I go back and try to add a tab, it adds a tab AND 2 spaces, and if I put the cursor through the word print, it turns into printnt.

Some other weird things have happened too. I uninstalled nano using yum (which is how I installed it), and then re-installed it, thinking that would get me clean preferences (in case that was the problem) but it doesn't fix it.

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Have you or someone close to you spilled coke or some other form of liquid substance on the keyboard? – kobaltz Mar 19 '12 at 18:26
Oh yeah I spilled milk all over the keyboard, does that make a difference? – Cocorico Mar 23 '12 at 20:30
That is like asking if running your car full speed into a brick wall is bad for your car's mileage..... – kobaltz Mar 23 '12 at 21:27

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