Ubuntu – ALT + F2 not behaving correctly


Recently my Alt + F2 keyboard shortcut switches my Linux machine to a virtual terminal rather than displaying the run window. I haven't made any specific keyboard changes that could of caused this strange issue.

Rather than having to press Ctrl + Alt, suddenly all of the virtual terminal commands have suddenly binded to the just the Alt key.

What can I do to get them back to their default values?

I'm using Gnome with Compiz enabled


Best Answer

You might be experiencing bug #520546alt text.

Possible fix:

Seems that I found the root of that problem. It is in console-cyrillic package. When I removed it, the bug has disappeared.

Alternately, you can run:

sudo kbd_mode -s

To fix the problem in 18.04. Unfortunately this is not a permanent fix.

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