I recently started having weird issues with the Meta (a.k.a. Win) key on EndeavourOS on Slimbook Pro X 14.
At seemingly random occasions, the Meta key stops working completely.
One minute, everything works fine and the Meta key works both to open up the application menu, Meta+Tab switches between Activities, Meta+W triggers the overview etc. etc.
The next, none of these do anymore.
I initially blamed this on Lutris or Steam, but since then it happened a few times even without either running.
Then I thought it may be an issue Wayland, so I switched back to X11.
The problem persisted. I used
xev and when the Meta key stops working in Plasma, also
xev does not detect presses or releases of that button.
I have not yet figured out what triggers the problem …will update here, if I do.
Still, this is very annoying and any help would be greatly appreciated.
Sometimes – but not always – when I suspend to RAM (sleep) and then wake up the laptop again, Meta key would start working again.
Sometimes it takes a few sleep-wake-up cycles for that to happen though.
This is a new (about a week old) machine and when I ran the stock Ubuntu with GNOME set-up on it for the first few days, this issue did not show up. (I’m not 100% dismissing a HW issue, but this seems like relevant info.)
(I am posting this to Plasma, but feel free to move wherever it fits better.)