character [pipe] does not work on keyboard

Asked by Moshe on 2010-03-11

Binary package hint: gnome-terminal

The character | does not work from the keyboard instead I get '

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Thu Mar 11 13:37:00 2010
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 7.10
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/gnome-terminal
NonfreeKernelModules: vmxnet
Package: gnome-terminal 2.18.2-0ubuntu1
PackageArchitecture: i386
ProcCmdline: gnome-terminal
ProcCwd: /home/jars
SourcePackage: gnome-terminal
Uname: Linux jars-desktop 2.6.22-14-generic #1 SMP Sun Oct 14 23:05:12 GMT 2007 i686 GNU/Linux

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This question was originally filed as bug #537320.

Moshe (moshe-y-goldberg) said : #1
Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) said : #2

Thank you for taking the time to report this issue and helping to make Ubuntu better. Examining the information you have given us, this does not appear to be a bug report so we are closing it and converting it to a question in the support tracker. We appreciate the difficulties you are facing, but it would make more sense to raise problems you are having in the support tracker at if you are uncertain if they are bugs. For help on reporting bugs, see

Ben Crisford (bencrisford) said : #3

Is it possible that you are using a different keyboard layout to that of the country where your keyboard is from?

For example, on a UK keyboard the " key is the 2 button, whereas on a US keyboard the 2 button writes @.

To check/change your layout, go to System> Preferences> Keyboard. Then navigate to the layout selection menu, and select the appropriate layout for your country.

Moshe (moshe-y-goldberg) said : #4

I tried all sorts of keyboards but none helped. The way I got out of the problem was to upgrade to ver. 8 and then there was no problem

Ben Crisford (bencrisford) said : #5

Ok, i'm glad its all worked out ok for you ;).