[PD] Can't input tilde on my Ubuntu

Matte the.chaotician at gmail.com
Tue Jul 28 11:45:49 CEST 2015

I have had issues similar to this, I found it was solved by switching off
compositing, as compiz was grabbing various sets of keystrokes before they
could get to the application.


Matt H
On 28 Jul 2015 09:44, "Roman Haefeli" <reduzent at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Tue, 2015-07-28 at 01:09 +0200, s p wrote:
> > Somehow my Ubuntu refuses to input tilde in pd.
> >
> > It works a couple of times when I start pd, then it just simply won't
> > input any character ... Any idea what could be the problem? This is
> > really annoying.
> No idea, sorry. But I experience similar problems and I may add some
> more details.
> When I start pd, I usually can type tilde characters. After switching to
> another application and then back to Pd, I can't type tildes anymore in
> Pd. And there seems to be no way to restore tilde-typing ability until I
> restart Pd. Actually, it is not only the tilde character, but all
> characters of the same key cannot be typed anymore (^,`,~). On a Swiss
> German layout it is the key left of back space.
> After the problem has been triggered, [keyname] still shows the correct
> characters, while [key] only outputs 0 for ^, ` and ~.
> This problem occurs only on one of two machines with similar setup:
> #1: Ubuntu 14.04 i386, Pd 0.46.6 from git, Intel graphics driver
>    -> Problem can be triggered
> #2: Ubuntu 14.04 i383, Pd 046.6 from git, Nvidia proprietary driver
>    -> Problem cannot be triggered
> I mention graphics drivers specifically, because there were some reports
> about Pd crashing X11 while typing in certain Ubuntu setups with Intel
> drivers. Maybe this problem is related.
> Roman
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