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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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Automatically enter input in command line

I'm running a script that it requests entering 'y' on each operation, I am looking for a solution like $ ./script < echo 'yyyyyyyyyyyyyy' to pass all my inputs in one time.
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Pressing dead keys twice

I've recently switched from Windows to Ubuntu 11.04, and a difference that bugs me a bit is, when a dead key (such as ^ or ´) is pressed twice, the behavior differs in the two OS'es. On Windows, the ...
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No cursor output on the sceen when typing password in terminal

I am in the process of trying to get a VPN started on my PC, and I have quake terminal running and that's when it would not register the keyboard when I was typing in the password for sudo. So I ...
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How do I write unicode charcaters in console mode?

I know that I'm available to write unicode characters in a terminal application by pressing ctrl+shift+u + unicode hex value, but I don't know how to input ` (the grave accent for example), or any ...
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How to fix a gstreamer error

I upgraded to 14.04 and now gstreamer is not working. What I am trying to accomplish is to hear the audio input on my computer coming from a ham radio. This is the command that I am using: gst-launch ...
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Can't type non-english characters in certain places

In certain text fields I can't type non-english characters at all (I type a character, nothing happens). Examples are: Unity dash search field Chromium address bar Pidgin message box Gajim message ...
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How to correctly get RIGHT KEYSEQ for readline in .inputrc?

What I struggle with: I'm configuring ~/.inputrc file to be same as mine custom emacs key-bindings and I'm struggling very much with readline's key sequences. What I mean by that is that if I want ...
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How to setup midi input?

I have Ubuntu 12.04 and want to setup a M-Audio Axiom 49. I have tried to read up on jackd1 / jackdmp /jackd2 / qjackctl and whatnot, but haven't gotten any sound from the keyboard yet. A long time ...
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Cannot type backquote or backtick in xterm

Ubuntu 10.10, 32 bit, XTerm(261), Keyboard layout = Canadian Somehow, the backquote (backtick = `) character can't be input does not get entered in XTerm. I type it and nothing happens. The cursor ...
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Is there any way to use the audio input of a 13" MacBook Pro?

First question here! I have a 13" MacBook Pro with Ubuntu 10.10 and I get every piece of hardware working without problem... but sound input. My machine can reproduce sound correctly, but I can ...
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Configure ibus to generate “à” using Compose + a + `

I would like to have ibus work like to corresponding system in OS X. In order to get an "à" in a text field I want to make these steps: I press the Compose key I press the a key (an "a" appear in ...
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Periodic short freezes after new fresh installation [closed]

I have the problem that my screen and input freezes for approx 1 sec about every 30 sec. I have googled a bit and found that this symptom has showed up with several different actual causes. For ...
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Can I have my cyberglove p5 working?

I have recently got this cool device: However, I can't find -any- information on it and ubuntu together, so i was wondering if any of you have any experience with this. I don't know anything about ...
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Internal mic not working with Skype 4.0.0.8 in12.04

I installed Skype 4.0.0.8 in my Lubuntu 12.04. The internal mic is not working, while the external mic is. At the same time, other recording software (like gnome sound recorder, audacity or guvcview) ...
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Ubuntu Software Center “software requires mouse, but none setup” win installing a purchased app

Fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04 64bit on Asus laptop. Everything works as expected except this odd warning.
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Can I overamplify a microphone input?

I am experiencing a persistent problem with sound input from internal microphone on my ASUS K52F laptop (iCore M350, Ubuntu 10.10). It produces low level Skype input. Is it possible artificially ...
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Digital pen or smart pen which has support for ubuntu 14.04

I am looking for a digital pen to take handwritten notes which can be later transferred to computer to edit or save. All the available digital pen comes with their own software and they support ...
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Onscreen keyboard like behaviour of regular keyboard

When I hold down a key on a regular keyboard, the key gets repeated over and over. I do see the advantages of that for an electrical typewriter. On Android (and other glass pecking devices) when I ...
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Touch screen not recognize by Ubuntu 13.04

I have a Lenovo C315 10038: after install Ubuntu 13.04 64bits i've installed sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-input-* and nothing this is the infor from lsusb, lspci, xinput commands xinput ⎡ ...
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Questions regarding kernel multitouch input driver [closed]

I'm developing a linux kernel driver for a multitouch device. I have used as start point the usbtouchscreen driver included in linux-3.0 kernel source. Altough I can already make my mouse pointer ...
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microphone input volume is too low, 14.04

Microphone input volume is too low, so that the other part, while on video call, can hardly hear me!
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Firefox problem with ubuntu Font when default

My Firefox browser is the only browser I know renders site input tags differently, Every other browser (including other Firefox browser renders input tags the same way). See the picture for the ...
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Access terminal stdin when it's the source of the bash script itself

This is slightly messy to explain. I have a script that I want to deploy like this: curl -Ls example.com/myscript.sh | bash The trouble is the script reads from standard input like so: echo "You ...
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How do I end standard input without a newline character?

I press Ctrl+D to end standard input, but it only works if I'm on a fresh line. And that requires me to push Enter first, which puts an unwanted new line character in there. Is there any way around ...
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Can't Purge X Updates PPA Because / is Treated as a Space?

sudo ppa-purge ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates I've tried running that command... several times. Copy/pasted it, manually typed it, tried it in XTerm and Terminal, to no avail. The output is always: ...
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Input text at the cursor (in any window)

I need to be able to input some text (constant) at the cursor of any window by pressing a defined shortcut (I know this is specific to a window manager, so this isn't part of the question). I.e. I'm ...
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Interacting with a linux input kernel driver from userspace

I'm developing a linux kernel driver for a multitouch device. Right now I have already touch being injected to the linux kernel subsystem and it is working. The problem is that I also need to interact ...
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Accidently activated keyboard input methods

I accidentally activated keyboard input methods and now my keyboard does not respond. I don't know what to do. I'm being forced to use my android to look it up. I'm using Ubuntu 11.04.
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Getting touchpad to work in desktop ubuntu

I bought a small touchpad to stick on top of the keyboard, and it works fine on the windows computer, but not on my ubuntu desktop. I mean, when I do "xinput list" it shows the following: ⎡ Virtual ...
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Key input lag when typing

I have recently installed ubuntu 14.04 (and before that I had the same problem with 12.04) on a Dell inspiron 9400 Intel Core 2 Duo T7200. But when I am trying to type something the keys do sometimes ...
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Disabling touch screen only temporary

I have a problem in that my touch screen is cracked, and so the mouse moves to continually click up and down the crack, which means I can get very little done on my laptop unless I'm in the BIOS. Not ...
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Wacom Bamboo CTH-300 issues

I am running Ubuntu 13.10 and am having issues with my Wacom Bamboo model CTH-300. The built in GUI to configure Wacom input devices doesn't recognize my Bamboo tablet at all. When I issue - dmesg | ...
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Buzzing sound when speaker idle

i just installed Ubuntu, and am a new user. There is this constant buzzing noise coming from the speakers, when idle. When i play music, the sound goes away, and i hear the music fine. I tried a few ...
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specify non-printing keys as input to shell command

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Server 64 I have a shell script that runs in unattended mode. The script executes a command that displays a curses/ncurses UI which normally expects the user to navigate a menu via ...
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How can I get Japanese, Chinese and Korean input to work properly on Skype, aMsn and other softwares

I have installed the packages for Japanese (Anthy),and those for Chinese and Korean input. They work perfectly on most of the software that come with Ubuntu, such as the LibreOffice suite and the ...
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Audio output to input

The audio output port on my laptop just broke and I can no longer use it for my headphones. Does anyone know of a way I can route the sound output through the input instead?
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Persitent key combination generation on Dell Vostro 3550

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my new Dell Vostro 3550 and noticed persistent windows and cursor blinking. When going to console (ctrl+alt+f1) and using 'cat' I see persistent generation of this ...
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Low graphics mode when installing 12.04 from a live CD [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to fix “The system is running in low-graphics mode” error? I have a PPC G4 tower with XCLAIM VR RAGE 128 PRO PCI DVI MAC, Microsoft mouse and a Crywolf Coolmac ...
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AspireOne 722, cant use external mic: mic receive sound from output! [closed]

I own an Acer AspireOne722 AMD C-60 APU 2Gb RAM HD6290 Conexant CX20588 sound card. I use Ubuntu 12.04LTS Output is perfect: both speakers and headphones work fine. I have troubles with input: the ...
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How do I disable joystick input?

The file /dev/input/js0 related to joysticks is giving me some problems in games. I just renamed the file and everything went to normal. So, how do I disable joystick input? I am using Ubuntu 12.04.
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Why does caps lock still toggle character case after I enabled “make Caps Lock an additional ESC key” in keyboard settings? [closed]

I want to have both the ESC key and the caps lock key to act as an escape key. However, if I enable "make Caps Lock an additional ESC key" in the keyboard > layout > options, then the Caps Lock key ...
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How to use my line-in or mic-in as an output line? [closed]

I have tried using alsamixer but I can't seem to figure out how to make it do this or if it is capable of doing this at all. PS: This is possible on my hardware since I am using realtek's program on ...
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How do I allow more than one user to read the output and enter commands for a program running in the Terminal remotely via SSH?

I've looked around and I've seen that some people recommended using Screen, but I don't exactly know what they meant. The program in question is a Minecraft server. I need it to be able to allow ...
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Problem in redirecting standard input and output

I want to take backup of my mysql data using mysqldump. I have three files containing names of mysql tables line by line. My script has this line - mysqldump -h localhost -uroot --lock-tables=false ...
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Sensor bar (Wiimote like) doesn't work

I recently bought a sensor bar to play Wii games on my Ubuntu 12.04, but it doesn't work. It shows as "D_R_M Magic Sport Bar" on applications, and the dmesg output is: [118124.192142] input: D_R_M ...
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When I run sudo lshw in terminal, it asks for my administrator password, but it won't accept keyboard input when I try to type? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Nothing shows up on the screen when I type my password I have been trying to run [sudo lshw] but it asks [password for grace: [] ] So when I try to type my password, it ...
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Keyboard doesn't work in certain applications when using an external monitor

When connect to external monitor and extend display to ext minitor, keyborad input does not work for certain application(Java UI, eg username, password input dialog). In single monitor mode, never ...
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Onlive using wine the raw input

I've been doing a great deal of searching for the past few days for this. I used to be able to play onlive games with wine. (With a few tweaks here and there. (I think.)) But the problem now is that ...
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how to make my input only from the external mic instead of both built-in mic and the external

I have a problem with my microphone. I want to record sound with my external microphone, but it picks up sound from built-in laptop microphone too, and it makes noise. my input settings only shows ...