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July 6th, 2009, 11:54 AM
How do I test if my keyboard keys detected when pressed --

My right Alt key isn't working and I want to know whether it is:

1. Hardware fail.
2. Software fail.

July 6th, 2009, 01:13 PM

im using firefox 3 and if i press


the tools dialog box opens it has a _ under the letter t so it opens

if i press


the web broswer history opens up cos the s has a _ under it

hope this helps

July 6th, 2009, 01:51 PM
My left alt key works fine, my right alt key doesn't. I am wondering whether it is hardware or software related :|

Is there some way to tell whether it is hardware or software?

November 10th, 2012, 04:32 PM
I had a similar problem today, my down key stopped working. When googling revealed this question, I was disappointed that no one had answered it.

The simple solution is running `xev` in a terminal. If the key works an event will be received and printed; otherwise nothing.