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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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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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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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How to disable input language switching in terminal

In Ubuntu 12.04 I have two input languages installed, English and Russian. I would like to disable use of Russian language in terminal - so that regardless of system-wide selection, terminal will ...
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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 can I make tar read input from stdin?

I need to use tar in a pipeline inside a shell script to archive and compress some files. After having read the manpage for tar I was able to make tar output to stdout by running it along with the -O ...
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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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1answer
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How can I map keyboard buttons to my mouse buttons?

I have 2 extra buttons on my mouse that I would like to map as "Home" and "End" I am able to map mouse buttons to my keyboard using xkbset, but I would like to do the reverse and map keyboard buttons ...
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How to get the Input and output in a terminal to a text file? [duplicate]

I want to create a text file which will add each command I am going to run on the terminal as a new line entry in the text file. i.e., I need to keep a record of what are the things I'm doing in the ...
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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! Lonovo laptop g570. card 0: PCH [HDA Intel PCH], device 0: CX20590 Analog [CX20590 Analog] ...
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1answer
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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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1answer
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Wine to run Windows application that has INPUT file

I am trying to run a Windows *.exe file on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I have installed Wine. When I run the file, I need to specify the name of an input file. In Windows, I would i) create a folder named ...
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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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1answer
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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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1answer
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Random character input starts after typing during short freezes

I've been experiencing a weird behavior with some applications (e. g. Skype), since I updated my Ubuntu to 13.10 and now to Ubuntu 14.04. When my computer "freezes" due to high CPU usage and I happen ...
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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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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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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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1answer
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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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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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Sometimes, when I press Alt-F4, a stream of “p”s is generated

Sometimes, when I press Alt-F4 to close a program or window, the computer starts acting as if I'm holding down the P key, which creates lag and hijacks whatever text field is in focus. Why is this ...
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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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1answer
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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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How can I input to a file directly from the terminal

Other than bringing up a text editor, is there a way I can input text in a linux terminal directly to a file? (then enter a control code such as ctrl-c, to end the input) I'm pretty sure there's a ...
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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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1answer
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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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1answer
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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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1answer
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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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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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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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1answer
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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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passing file from bash script to gnuplot script

I am new to gnuplot and I am troubled in passing my argument alot, now I have this simple bash script and a gnuplot script. in the bash script plot.sh I should modify my file then send it to the ...
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Making tab completion look anywhere in the word

This completion mode probably has a name, I just don't know what it is. In Sublime Text the auto complete works in a way that the typed letters are searched for in the same order but they are not ...
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1answer
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Keyboard suddenly using wrong layouot, do not recall editing any configs

Last night after restarting I found that my keyboard layout changed from the normal uk layout I use. I made some changes and it was back to normal, but whenever I restart it changes again. I have ...
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How to use alsamixer for line in microphone input?

I'm new hear and I am trying to get my computer to work with a microphone for input audio. I am using the line in 3.5 mm jack for the microphone, not a usb. I am using Xubuntu version 12 on a desktop ...
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wacom intuos disable cursor select when pen makes contact with tablet (CTH480)

So I have been messing around with xsetwacom with my wacom and I would like to touch the pen to the tablet without it thinking I want a "left mouse button" being held down. The reason for this is ...
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Why does my Ubuntu have a Hebrew font?

Something weird is in my PC. When I hit Ctrl + Shift it starts to type like this: יקךךם 'םרךג I did not choose this language, and my language bar still shows I'm typing English. My key mapping to ...
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Pen input and software backing

Will ubuntu phones have hardware support and software backing for pen like in microsoft surface and samsung note ?
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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 ...