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I removed Windows 8 and installed Ubuntu 14.04, now my fn keys to manage brightness and volume don't work and I can't boot into BIOS

To clarify, this isn't a dual-boot, I just have Ubuntu now. My FN keys are no longer working on my ASUS K55n, this includes changing my brightness and volume. I've already tried editing the GRUB ...
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Keyboard Backligth is set to Maximum in every reboot

At every reboot my screen backlight and my keyboard backlight were set up to maximum level on every reboot. Reading this article: How do I set default display brightness? i've solved the problem ...
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Wireless USB Keyboard and Mouse not Detected Ubuntu 12.04

I am having a problem with my newest installation of ubuntu on my Samsung Chromebox. As soon as I boot into the computer, the mouse and keyboard are not recognized. Mouse clicks/movement does not ...
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ubuntu 14.04 login problem

Often if I have to login to my pc after block for inactivity my keyboard does not type special char contained in my password, the unique way is login like guest user disconnect and reconnect with my ...
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Macbook keyboard problem

I'm running Ubuntu Studio 14.04 on my Macbook 3,1. It worked well until today. The internal keyboard doesn't work properly anymore. Most keys don't work at all, while a few produce the wrong ...
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How to make my bluetooth keybord GTC ribbon works properly in ubuntu 14.04?

I conected my bluetooth keyboard to my laptop with ubuntu 14.04 and apparently it is conected but when i try to use it, it just lets me put numbers. The letter "L" in the number 1, letter "O" is the ...
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Thinkpad X1 Carbon - volume buttons no longer working

I've upgraded to 14.04 LTS, and now my volume up and down keys no longer work. The mute button still works, bizarrely. The Media buttons (prev track, play/pause and next track) have also stopped ...
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Computer Shutsdown without prompt after bluetooth Del key pressed

Summary When pressed the fn Delete / Lock key forces immediate shutsdown. I want to ignore this key or make it act as a regular Del key. More Info I have a bluetooth keyboard that has a Delete/Lock ...
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Help with two mini-bugs

Let's see if someone can help me with two mini-bugs I have: Sometimes, when I close the laptop and later open it, the touchpad stops working properly. Most times it only acts fuzzy a few seconds ...
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Issures with Toshiba satellite c55-a5105 laptop

To began, with nothing was working out of the box other than the USB, and the Ethernet port. Until I fix the Wireless Internet, and the touch pad. If you want to know more than please see the ...
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Not Quite Multiseat

I am attempting to create a pair programming environment sort of set up like multiseat: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MultiseatX[1] or https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MultiseatOneCard[2] (as ...
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Nemo keyboard shortcuts overwritten

I read a lot about how you can make Nemo your standard file browser in Ubuntu 14.04. I managed to install it and most of the standard actions are performed by Nemo and no longer by nautilus - as it ...
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Issues with xmodmap, alt+shift or alt+control viewed as hyper?

I have a file, .xmodmap, that looks like this : clear Control clear mod4 clear mod1 keycode 64 = Control_L keycode 37 = Control_L keycode 133 = Alt_L keycode 108 = Super_R keycode 134 = Alt_R add ...
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Can't adjust screen brightness ((

Can't adjust screen brightness from anywhere. Nor by specific buttons on the laptop keyboard, nor by setting in "brightness and lock" I've tried to configure the grub file like it mentioned in a lot ...
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Mouse / keyboard not working on Ubuntu, stuck at login

Just installed Ubunutu, completely new to using Linux myself. Should be running the latest version as I selected to download updates on install. Mouse: Logitech 848nm Wireless Mouse - Works on ...
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After upgrading to 14.04 arrow down doesn't work / action seems to be wrongly assigned on Xserver

after upgrading to 14.04 (from 12.04) the down arrow is not working properly anymore on graphical system. On console the key works fine, but not on terminal (within X). Unfortunately I didn't found ...
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Keyboard layout changes to English after each reboot [duplicate]

Recently I upgraded my Ubuntu to 14.04 and now my keyboard layout changes to "English (US)" each time I reboot, even though in the top right of my screen "German (Swiss)" is selected as the active ...
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Alt+F4 stops working after compiz restart. How to fix?

Observation: if I hit Alt+F2 and enter compiz --replace, then the shorcut key Alt+F4 for closing windows stops working. I am using the latest version of gnome-ubuntu (14.04). Question: Is there a way ...
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USB Keyboard & Mouse Stopped Working (Ubuntu 14 LTS)

I've been using Ubuntu 14 LTS on my work desktop, laptop, and home desktop without any problems. Does anyone know what I can do? What Works: Keyboard on Boot Keyboard in BIOS Keyboard/Mouse on ...
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How to enable keyboard when yoga pad 2 is folded as a tablet?

I have a Yoga Pad 2 Pro, and when I'm using it's HDMI port to output to a larger display, I don't really have any usage for the laptop's display, so I thought I could turn the display off and fold it ...
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Switching language with Alt key in 12.04

Whenever I needed to switch the languages in my keyboard it interfered with the alt key that was meant for HUD search. So I changed the shortcut in the settings, now I can use another key for HUD. ...
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Is there any application for vimium-like interaction with desktop using keyboard?

Vimium plugin for chrome allows to follow any link on the web-page with the following actions: Type f. It causes unique string to appear near every available link. Type string associated with the ...
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Use CapsLock/FnLock LED as HDD LED

My Samsung np370r4v notebook doesn't come with a built-in HDD indicator LED. My Fn-Lock or Caps-Lock LEDs are pretty much unused (I don't really need them). Is there any way to make either of them ...
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Ubuntu 14.04: keybord issue (some of the keys don't work)

I have a problem with keybord while using Ubuntu 14.04. It happens that after blocking the computer, some of the keys are not working. There are always the same keys (from what I noticed), like ...
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Keyboard and mouse are not working on dell laptop after updrading to 14.04 lts version

Need a help, System Configuration: Dell vostro , RAM: 4GB , Processor: i3 , HDD: 500GB , Yesterday, I have upgraded my ubuntu OS version 12.** LTS into 14.04 LTS on that time my external mouse and ...
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VAIO SVE17122CXB keyboard backlit not working - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

The keyboard backlit for my VAIO SVE17122CXB is not working. Is there a solution? I'm running Ubuntu 14.04.
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number keys wont function

Acer aspire one model kav60 , with windows xp ,number lock key functions (light turns on and off) but it wont type numbers. I have tried factory restore, reinstalling driver and using on screen ...
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My keyboard freezes

while typing in Unity Dashboard, my keyboard froze for 4-5 seconds. This never happened with my earlier experience with Ubuntu. i am using Nvidia quadro 600 card. could anyone help me with this ...
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Custom Keyboard Shortcuts Lost After 12.04 to 14.04 Upgrade

I used to have a lot of custom shortcuts on my user session, Settings > Keyboard > Shortcuts > Custom Shortcuts. I network upgraded today from LTS 12.04 to LTS 14.04.1. I logged in to my ...
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Payday 2 WINE problems

So I'm wanting to play Payday 2. Which I do successfully but I have some problems. The first one is that when I try to type something in chat it crashes and exits the game. I type the message into the ...
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Disable ibus in Ubuntu 14.04

I regularly switch between 3 scripts (English/Roman, Kannada and Hindi/Sanskrit/Devanagari). In 12.04, I used to enable IBus by typing Ctrl+Space to switch from English to Kannada, and again the same ...
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Is there an application to identify the configuration driving a system-global keypress

Much as I like Unity and Gnome, getting global keyboard shortcuts and mouse clicks "right" is a source of continual frustration. We have: The "settings" dialogs for keyboard and mouse The ccsm tool ...
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Why does pressing ctrl+space bring up a keyboard layout menu?

I am trying out StumpWM, however when I press Ctrl+Space I get a menu to change keyboard layouts. This conflicts with emacs region selection. What causes this behaiviour and how do I disable it? I ...
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Typing is extremely sluggish/choppy after upgrading to 14.04

Last night I upgraded to 14.04. Since then, typing text has been almost unbearably unresponsive. Double letters often pop up, while letters are skipped at other times. The worst happens in Terminal, ...
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After suspend the keyboard ceases to respond to rapid clicking? 14.04

Using ubuntu gnome 14.04 on PC: motherboard Asus P8H77-V keyboard Genius KB-120 After suspend the keyboard ceases to respond to rapid clicking? Each press must continue 0,2 - 0,5 seconds before ...
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Where is keyboard extra settings menu?

Where is this menu in original Ubuntu ? I got used to it with KDE. I miss it. Really. Please, no alternatives. I want that menu exactly
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Not all buttons work on PS3 bluetooth remote

I have a PS3 Bluetooth remote which I have paired with my Ubuntu 14.04.1 system and a lot of the buttons work (i.e. they generate events which 'xev' can see) however a significant number do not ...
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How to change behaviour of a specifed keyboard key with another key? [duplicate]

My keyboard doesn't have Right-Ctrl key. Does anyone know how can i change the behaviour of my Insert key to do the operation of Right-Ctrl key? i use this: How do I remap certain keys or devices? ...
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@ symbol and " swapped on keyboard

I've very recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 (on a Dell Latitude 640M with XP Professional in a separate partition) and the two symbols @ and " have swapped positions on the keyboard (I chose UK language ...
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Can't type Korean In Lubuntu

I understand that this is a question asked alot, but I have tried every solution, and I am still unable to type Korean So, I have a Samsung Netbook, bought in US, so a US keyboard, but I am a Korean ...
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Alt and Prt Scr keys not working

Recently afer installing Kubuntu 14.04 and GNOME 3 on top of that, everything works fine, but my Alt and Prt Scr keys are not working. Previously I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 and due to some reason ...
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how to completely disable English(US) keyboard so that switcher doesn't notice it?

I would like to completely disable the English (US) keyboard, so that I can use English (Dvorak) everywhere. The reason I'm concerned about this is that there's a new hotkey for switching between ...
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how to get xbd recognised

There are numerous questions on ubuntu forums about keyboard mapping - clearly many people have this problem - and I've read a hundred or so answers - all about using gedit to edit the xbd files. OK. ...
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“s” not working

I was working in terminal and the character s no longer works. It's not a keyboard issue as it works on all other applications, and shift-s works. Also, even when I paste s it eliminates them from ...
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Packard Bell VAB70 keyboard & touchpad not working

I am trying to install Ubuntu on a Packard Bell VAB70 laptop. Initially I installed 12.04, during the installation process the touchpad & keyboard worked, so I was able to enter the wi-fi key. ...
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How to create macros

I have Genius Luxmate i202. It has Fn key. I want to use Fn + key to increase or decrease volume. I want to use Fn + A type a with umlaut and other German special character
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Tab key stops working without modifiers

running ubuntu 14.04, unity 7.2.1 on Dell e5540 laptop. time after time Tab key starts working a little strange. doesn't work by itself - autocompletion in bash or switching between inputs in a ...
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Xmodmap remapping modifiers not working?

I am using a new keyboard, and trying to set it up to mimic the keyboard on my laptop. I'm using xmodmap on Ubuntu 14.04, and can't get it to work. I cleared the modifier keys like so : xmodmap -e ...
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fn+pgup (home) button key in Fujitsu Lifebook PH521 is not working on Ubuntu 14.04-01

I installed a fresh Ubuntu 14.04 64bit on my 2 years old laptop (Fujitsu Lifebook PH521) it is an AMD E-450 powered laptop. Everything is working right, except the "home" (fn+pgup) and "end" ...
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Rebind PrntScr key

I want to rebind PrntScr ("print") to a custom screenshot program: shoot. However, if I try to do it the usual way, I simply end up invoking the GNOME screenshot utility. How can I make PrntScr do ...