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

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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 ...
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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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Apple Aluminum USB Keyboard, switching buttons - problem with german layout (not the command/ctrl keys)

I am stuck with that keyboard, unfortunately, the ^ and < are switched. Makes it hard for me to write code. The < right now is next to 1 and the ^ is next to the Y. I want them switched back to ...
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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 ...
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USB Keyboard and Mouse both laggy

I decided to try out the Ubuntu 10.10 RC on my workstation today. The install worked fine, but the mouse and keyboard (both of which is usb) are unbearably laggy. This was also the case when I ran it ...
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How do I get the wacom zoom wheel working?

I'm trying to get the zoom wheel on my wacom bamboo to work. Though i have very little idea of how to do so. I tried using xinputwacom (i think) however it moaned it was missing something. Is there ...
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How do I make xinput mouse settings persistent for a USB mouse?

I use xinput to change the settings of my USB mouse: xinput set-ptr-feedback 'USB Optical Mouse' 4 1 1 How can I make these settings persistent after unplugging the mouse or rebooting?
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How can I set different sensitivities for two mice at the same time?

I often use a USB mouse and my laptop's pointing stick at the same time. I can adjust the sensitivity in Mouse Preferences, but the sensitivities of the two mice are so different that I cannot find a ...
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Ubuntu and Interactive Media Installations

I'd like to create an interactive media experience powered by Ubuntu, incorporating projected video, music, and assorted strange input devices. Has anyone used Ubuntu to orchestrate something like ...