Ubuntu – Letter ‘p’ disabled after last 16.04 update

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Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description:    Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
Release:        16.04
Codename:       xenial
Desktop:        Gnome
Computer:       Samsung Ativ Book 8

I ran my latest daily updates this morning and now when I press the letter 'p' on my keyboard, it types nothing.

Interesting Information:

  • shift + P works as expected
  • if I turn on [caps lock] and press shift + P, it types a lower case
    'p'
  • I have a dual-boot setup and checked on Windows and my letter 'p'
    works as expected

Any ideas or even temporary fixes/hacks?

Best Answer

I was finally able to get the letter p back by updating Gnome to 3.20 using these instructions.

For reference, here is the bug report I filed. It was determined to be a duplicate of this bug, where they recommended to just upgrade to 3.20.

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