a device that one can use to feed data into the PC; eg a mouse, keyboard, scanner, IR receiver

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How can I test if input device (mic) is detected?

My friend's Ubuntu 12.04 is installed with Wubi and there is no Input device in Sound settings. Is there a command to see if there is something visible for the system or a fix for this? It is a ...
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Is Ubuntu Compatible with Bluetooth 4.0?

I recently purchased a Bluetooth 4.0 adaptor for my laptop. Bluetooth 2.1 was recognised instantly, but Bluetooth 4.0 is not recognised. Is there a fix for this, or is Ubuntu not compatible with ...
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Logitech M515 does not work after upgrade to 12.04

After upgrading to 12.04, my Logitech M515 does not work here is some output from the terminal: lsusb Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 ...
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Getting touchpad working on MacBook Air

I recently installed Ubuntu on my new MacBook Air 4,2 (Mid 2011). Everything has worked great so far, with a few minor issues with screen resolution. However, I am now completely stuck on how to get ...
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Mounting an Apple Tv on ubuntu?

Note: I wasn't sure whether to put this question here, or on Apple.SE, so If you think it would be better served there, feel free to migrate it, Although I thought that because it was primarily about ...
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Where I can find a summary of Ubuntu's current functionality on touch screen devices?

Is there an Ubuntu site where I can find a summary of Ubuntu's current functionality on touch screen devices? And, hopefully, a list of touch screen devices still in production that it will run on?
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Where does this floating text box come from? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to remove “Nautilus search box” from the desktop? This is a bit strange, I would of filed it as a bug report, but I have no idea where it belongs....
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How to identify relation between HID /dev/input/* files and real hardware?

My friend had problems with touchscreen (they are gone after two reboots) after her sister used her laptop and when I tried to help I didn't find a way to identify /dev/input/* files. One way I've ...
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touchpad raw input

I am researching the extra possibilities for using a laptop touchpad as an input device apart from mouse movement similar to this one: http://softarchive.net/blogs/tech-weki/...
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Boot freeze with Logitech Unifying Receiver

I've bought an M570 mouse from Logitech. It runs plug and play with Ubuntu, but the system hangs on boot with the Logitech unify receiver inserted. I must unplug the USB receiver before booting and ...
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Where do I have to paste an “xinput” command so that it executes it when GNOME is started?

On my Thinkpad I need to execute something like this in the terminal: xinput set-int-prop "TPPS/2 IBM TrackPoint" "Evdev Middle Button Emulation" 8 1 so that my the 2 buttons on my touchpad emulate ...
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Is there a way to tell where synclient gets its information from?

I have a Macbook 2,1 running Mint Katya and the touchpad config has been driving me nuts. xorg.conf seems to be ignored, so for now I've just been getting rid of it. Running synclient, I can get ...
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How to configure Logitech Marble trackball

You can configure it using xinput.
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Is it possible to use mouse buttons as toggles?

An application I use requires me to hold LMB pressed for very long time. This may be uncomfortable. Is there any way, to get mouse button stay pressed event though I have released? A toggle-like ...
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How can I configure the Aiptek T-6000U graphics tablet?

I followed AiptekTablet instructions on the Ubuntu Wiki to configure 11.04 for use with my graphics tablet. I installed the xserver-xorg-input-aiptek package and created two files with the options ...
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How can I get my bluetooth headset's microphone working? [closed]

I have a Neurosky Mindset that doubles as a bluetooth headset. Bluetooth picks up the device fine and I have audio working. In sound preferences for input devices the headset isn't listed so I'm ...
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Is there a gui application for managing multiple mice/keyboards?

I remember a few years ago seeing an application for Fedora that allowed you to manage multiple mice or keyboards as separate input devices (based on multipointerx technology). With this application ...
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Does Compiz support Multipointer X?

I know it supports touch, I'm referring specifically to the ability to have more than one pointer (cursor) as an input. This was supposed to be complete by 0.9.4 but I've not been able to find out if ...
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How to get device ID

I am using ubuntu 11.04 on my system. I want to disable the touchpad of the laptop, and for that I need the device id. Can anybody explain how to find the device ID of my device?
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Device id in ubuntu

I am using Ubuntu 11.04 on my laptop.I want to make the the touchpad disable.For that I need the device id.So can any one tell me how to get the device id using ubuntu?
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What is the best way to configure a Thinkpad's TrackPoint?

The previously useful ThinkWiki pages appear quite outdated. I am trying to permanently change my TrackPoint sensitivity and speed settings and enable middle mouse button scrolling. I have tried ...
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Getting Wacom Bamboo Pen + Touch pressure sensitivy in GIMP

I've installed my Wacom Bamboo Pen + Touch (CTH-460) in Ubuntu (at least on one system, not another) and the pen works well for controlling the mouse cursor. However, I can't get pressure sensitivity ...
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Joystick acts as mouse; won't stop

Joystick acts as a mouse, even when I'm playing a game that uses a joystick so I get random mouse events going on. I plugged a joystick in to play Spiral Knights, also installed joystick and ...
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Mouse wheel jumpy on scrolling

I have a small issue that's really annoying me and wondering if there is a possible fix for it. im using the latest distro of Ubuntu 10.10 and when scrolling up and down pages, especially in google ...
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High end mobile workstations with pointer stick

I am looking for a list of higher end mobile workstations that run Ubuntu/Kubuntu well and also have a hardware pointer stick. Here's an illustration of one (from sciencesurvivalblog): I wouldn't ...
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How to get Elantech trackpad to be identified properly, curently has no extended functionality

I have a Samsung RF510 laptop computer. Upon installing Ubuntu 10.10 onto it I could not get the trackpad to function properly. It works as a basic mouse (point and click) but had no functionality for ...
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How do I turn off mouse acceleration?

I would like to turn off mouse acceleration to begin training my hand for better accuracy and precision in my mouse movements. How can I do this in Ubuntu 10.10?
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Where is the start up file located?

I want to add some lines which should execute every time Ubuntu boots up, so I don't have to change them manually everytime. I've read in some place that you should edit this file /etc/rc.local. ...
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How do I count the clicks of the mouse buttons?

How do I count the clicks of the mouse buttons since the start of Ubuntu? I would like to do mouse button clicks stats so I need it. Thanks
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How do I make my intous 4 wacom affect only one Monitor?

I have two monitors and I want my wacom to only work on one monitor.
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What's the recommended way to configure a Synaptics touchpad device?

I want to increase the scroll area by moving the so-called RightEdge a bit towards the middle. Right now I'm doing this via a one-liner that's called at session start (added via gnome-session-...
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How can I get my Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse to work?

I recently got a Sony Vaio VPCEB series laptop and I tried hooking in my external Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 4000 into the computer (it has a small usb flash drive that hooks into the computer). ...
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How to install Wacom Intous 4 driver?

I did a lot of searches on Google in how to install Intous 4 driver, but I couldn't find anything that worked until now. I am looking for step by step installation tutorial to install the driver. ...
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Wacom Intuos 3 with Inkscape 0.47

How do you set up Inkscape 0.47 to work with Wacom Intuos 3? In particular, I'd like to get pressure-sensitivity to work on Inkscape. I have "Use pressure-sensitive tablet" checked under the Inkscape ...
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How to get Xorg to ignore certain input devices?

What needs to be done so that when a specific input device is plugged in via USB it is not automatically used for input by X? I still want the /dev/input/* device nodes automatically created, but don'...
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Map caps-lock key to middle mouse click

Since I rarely use caps-lock, I'd like to map the key to a middle mouse click instead. I would also like to map Alt+Caps Lock to the original function of the caps lock key, should I ever need it. I ...
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Mouse's forward and back buttons don't work

I have two buttons on my mouse to go forwards and back: They used to work all right in Firefox, but now they don't any more. I've since switched to Google Chrome (the package from google.com/...
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Configure udev to change permissions on USB HID device?

I have a USB scale, a USB HID. Currently, when it is plugged in, the permissions only allow the superuser to access it. How can I configure udev to let anybody access this device? I have the vendor ...
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How do I install my Wacom Intuos 2 serial tablet?

I've seen many topics on the subjects but they are too complicated for me. I'm not confident in compiling stuff. Is there some headache-free way to make it work under Ubuntu? Where do I start? Edit : ...
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How calibrate Quanta touchscreen?

Greetings! I was able to make my Quanta touchscreen (built into a Gateway ZX4800) using these instructions but it badly needs to be calibrated. I'd like to use this calibrator but I am a newbie, and ...
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Strange behaviour with Gimp and Wacom

When I enable the wacom tablet in the Gimp extended input devices (setting it to 'screen'), to use the pressure sensitivity, it starts to behave strangely. I cannot pick guides from the rulers and the ...
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How to install Wacom Bamboo Pen

I have a new Wacom Bamboo Pen. I'm using Ubuntu 10.10 64bit. After googling a little bit, I checked that xserver-xorg-input-wacom was installed. I plugged in my tablet. I rebooted my computer. ...
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PS/2 devices stop working in 10.10 release

This is a very weird problem. I have Ubuntu 10.10 x64 installed on a machine, and every PS/2 device (more precisely mouse and keyboard) stops working after some minutes. How can I diagnose this ...
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Choppy/unresponsive keyboard and mouse pointer until suspend

I had a problem where my mouse and keyboard would be choppy. The mouse pointer would work at "1-2 fps" and the keyboard would keep missing letters as i was typing them. Since both are USB-Devices, i ...
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How to bind mouse buttons to keys?

I have a Logitech MX400 Laser Mouse which has 5 buttons + 4 for vertical/horizontal scrolling. I would like it set up so instead of horizontal scrolling pressing right on the scrollwheel will send ...
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Synaptics touch pad disable button not functional

I have a Compaq Presario CQ60-307EA Laptop which has the Synaptics touchpad. It works fine, but one thing that's never worked is the disable button above it, which should completely turn off the ...
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Getting the list of available parameters for a Wacom device

How would one go about obtaining the list of parameter names for a recognized Wacom device that can be manipulated with the xsetwacom tool? To be more specific, I'm looking for names applicable to &...
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How do I install a Wacom Bamboo Fun?

I own a Wacom Bamboo Fun CTH-661 and would like to know how I make it work on Ubuntu 10.10. I am a Linux newbie trying to migrate from Windows, so it would be wonderful to have a step-by-step answer. ...
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How do I get some USB devices to be recognised when I plug them in rather than only on boot? [closed]

I have a number of USB devices (including a USB external HD) which will only be recognised by Ubuntu during boot. For example: If I plug in an RS232 device using a serial->USB device THEN boot ...
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USB mouse moves but doesn't accept left clicks [closed]

I've just installed a fresh copy of 10.10 and for some reason the mouse wouldn't work correctly. I can move it, and I even have context menu on the desktop and the network and sound applets (I am ...