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Currently Being ModeratedDec 3, 2007 4:42 PM (in response to Joachim Oijwall)Hello,
Im getting this too. a reboot always helps. Ive got to admit its a strange one, and it always seems to be after rebooting after being in bootcamp mode!
Im only assuming that its a bootcamp bug, returning the control of the 2 keys 'backwards' to the Mac on reboot.MacBook Core2 2.16GHz, 2GB, 160GB HD, Mac OS X (10.5.1), MacBook 2Ghz, 2GB, 60GB HD
Currently Being ModeratedDec 4, 2007 12:40 PM (in response to John Dunsmore)Hi, John! Interesting. I don't have Bootcamp, so that can't be the only reason. I've thought about something different. I suspect my inverted caps/num lock mostly happens when I start my computer and plug in my usb harddrive during startup. Maybe I need to be running on battery also. Anything familiar with that scenario? /JoachimMacBook, Mac OS X (10.5.1)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 4, 2007 5:13 PM (in response to Joachim Oijwall)I had the same happen for the first time this morning. I did not use VMware or Bootcamp recently
In my case it prevented me from entering anything meaningful in the password box and I had to start-up from the guest account and then reboot. After this I went away. I do however have trouble editing field in my addressbook.Macbook 2GHZ, Mac OS X (10.5.1)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 5, 2007 7:41 AM (in response to Joachim Oijwall)I have this same problem. I have Leopard installed but don't use boot camp so i think the problem might be more general than that. It's happened about three times so far but I cant seem to find anything to link the instances together. A reboot always seems to fix it, but its very annoying!MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.1)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 13, 2007 7:44 PM (in response to Joachim Oijwall)I am having the same problem with mine. Not using the bootcamp, nor am I using anything like VMWare. I noticed start to happen after I upgraded to Leopard.MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.1)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 14, 2007 6:05 PM (in response to Joachim Oijwall)I'm having this issue, too.
Running Leopard (10.5.1) on a MacBook Pro.
This happened for the first time just now and I found this discussion list.
I have BootCamp installed with XP on it.
Last few times the machine was running OS X, though.
Will try a reboot, but this isn't a good thing. Very odd.MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 15, 2007 6:15 AM (in response to Joachim Oijwall)I’ve just had exactly the problem reported by others – never used BootCamp though. This is on Mac OS X 10.5.0 (though I have been up to 10.5.1 and back). It is in addition to a litany of other problems with Leopard and/or my new MacBook Pro, so I don’t know whether they’ll all get solved at once. (Basically, I’ve had a very expensive toy for the last couple of months, given that I have to go back to my old G4 iMac to do most of my work.)MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 16, 2007 11:30 AM (in response to Joachim Oijwall)same issue on a fresh install of leopard...I left my winxp partition untouched and have never even booted into it since the leopard install....but my caps and num lock buttons on and doing the reverse is annoying.g5, Mac OS X (10.4.8)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 16, 2007 3:28 PM (in response to Joachim Oijwall)The same thing has just happened to me this morning. The only thing different than what I have read above is that I just installed Bento and tried it out some last night. Do not use bootcamp or VMware. I upgraded to Leopard about a month ago and have not had any significant problems since the upgrade.MacBook Pro 15", Mac OS X (10.5.1)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 17, 2007 2:48 AM (in response to Joachim Oijwall)Do computers have child diseases? My computer's immune system now seems to have taken care of the caps lock/num lock problem. I haven't had any inverted startups in weeks now. Very strange!
In my experience, the treatment is to ignore the fact caps lock/num lock is lit, and to restart the computer. If you need to log in to restart, do it as if startup was normal, since caps lock/num lock is not actually turned on.
And hope for the natural healing.
Does anyone have different experiences?
/JoachimMacBook, Mac OS X (10.5.1)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 17, 2007 11:32 AM (in response to Joachim Oijwall)I had the same issue. I started my machine up, the caps lock and num lock lights were on, but the keys were inverted. With the caps lock and num lock on, the keys would be displayed in lower case. With them turned off, I would get upper case letters. If I turned the num lock off, and kept the caps lock on, the keyboard would turn numeric.
I ended up re-booting my machine, and it restored the settings, but it was very strange.Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.1)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 18, 2007 3:53 PM (in response to Kodjo)yup this happened to me on my new Mac B Pro, but after a reboot it goes away. Has not happened again in a while...so hard to find a pattern in random errors
Peter WithamiMac core duo 2ghz 20", Mac OS X (10.4.10), Too many PC's to list
Currently Being ModeratedDec 19, 2007 1:05 AM (in response to Joachim Oijwall)Same issue here. Had Tiger upgraded with Leopard 10.5.1. This problem occurred occasionally. Did a archive & install this weekend and just today the caps/num problem occured again. No VMWare, no Bootcamp, no USB disks whatsoever. Just a plain standard MBP 2.2 with dual screen.MBP 2.2, Mac OS X (10.5.1)