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Remapping keys in a Mac in Lubuntu 14.04

So I have an old MacBook 2.1, and I created a script to: -make the right super key="menu" key; -make the pseudo-numeric-keyboard-enter="Alt Gr"; -make the "eject"=Delete xmodmap -e "keycode 134 = ...
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Left, Down, Right Arrow keys, Insert, Delete Keys Not Working

I am using Acer Aspire V5 Touch updated to Windows 8. I learned that recently the left, down, right arrow keys are not working. And then today I checked on the Filter keys which is to be found on ...
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Wrong (EN) keymap after fresh install

After a fresh install of ubuntu 14.04.2 you might end up dumped on a login screen that only gives you the "EN" keyboard map to enter your password. Of course, when installing you changed to your own ...
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us keyboard not working in 14.04 after removing *.xkm files from /var/lib/xkb

I wanted to customize my keyboard shortcuts and followed the advice given here: Why did 13.10 break my custom keyboard layout? I modified my /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/us file and deleted *.xkm files ...
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How to Reassign/Replace a keyboard key with other one

My laptop's spacebar key is broken. You all know it's a very important key. So please tell me how do I reassign spacebar to any other key, e.g. capslock Please help, I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS i386 ...
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Keyboard is recognised, won't accept input

So I have a Corsair K70 RGB keyboard and it works fine in Windows, GRUB, and BIOS. However, it won't work in Linux. Going into terminal and using the command xinput list I get: Virtual core pointer ...
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How can I disable the Mac Command key triggering the big HUD coming up in 14.04? [duplicate]

This applies to Ubuntu 14.04 running in a VMWare environment on a OS X host. Everytime I press the apple command key to e.g. command-tab to another (OS X) application, the HUD comes up in Ubuntu. Not ...
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Fn key behaves like Ctrl-left and Ctrl-left not working

On my laptop, an Elitebook 840, for unknown reasons (after a problem with xorg and an unplugged external screen actually), the Fn key does not behave anymore like a Fn key: I can't change anymore the ...
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Volume Hot Key not working in Lubuntu

I installed Lubuntu(14.04.2 LTS) in my Lenovo Z510. The multimedia hot keys in my laptop is independent. Means to use multimedia keys I don't have to press Fn key. The brightness hot keys are working ...
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How to switch/disable functionality of fn keys on Ubuntu - USB keyboard

Hi I have a problem with my new USB Lenovo keyboard, I can't (don't know how) switch Fn keys in Linux, on windows it was very easy. But I don't know what I can do on Linux to switch Fn keys (or ...
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Make My Function Keys Work Again?

I have a Toshiba Satellite E55-A5114 (Specs From Toshiba: (http://goo.gl/Yhw3hV) I just installed Xubuntu 14.10 because my Windows 8 as affected by a virus of some sort or another. That's really not ...
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KDE keyboard options (like ctrl:nocaps) stop working randomly

edit: turns out my keyboard was disconnect/reconnecting. KDE is supposed to handle that, but it isn't. reported as https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=346336 I'm using Kubuntu 15.04 (kde ...
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System ignore selected keyboard layout

After my experiments with keyboard layots (to achieve this thing) I lost ability to switch them. Only available layout is En(us). I can switch it and icon in top bar changes but it not affects to real ...
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How to switch the left ctrl key and the left alt key?

I've been trying to do this for 6 hours but my efforts were of no avail. I tried make changes to the pc and winalt folders in /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/ but couldn't figure out the correct changes.
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Razer BlackWidow - Ubuntu not Recognizing Audio jacks

The Razer BlackWidow keyboard comes with two usb cables: one to simply connect to the computer so it recognizes key events, and another to register the USB and Headphone/Microphone jacks on the right. ...
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Keyboard not working during install and when trying ubuntu

I have a surface pro 3 and its typecover, the mouse works fine but the keyboard isnt recognised.
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Macedonian keyboard in Lubuntu 14.10?

I've been trying to install Macedonian (MKD) keyboard on Lubuntu but it's not listed. Is there any way that I somehow get it or download it or is it just not supported yet? (new to Linux, be nice ...
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Input language and keyboard layout

I am not very familiar with Ubuntu and most time I am using Windows. So I want to make this environments more alike. In Windows I have such things like input language and keyboard layout. ...
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Alienware M14X R4 Eject Button Not Working, Please Help!

I Have an Alienware M17x R4, it came with Windows 7 on it, when we got a ton of viruses on it we decided to put Ubuntu 14.04 on it, The problem is: the eject key on the top right of the keyboard ...
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Custom composer key combination + Anthy

I am able to use custom composer key sequence like described here: How can I add a custom compose key sequence? Using this method needs to export GTK_IM_MODULE="xim". But doing so will disable IBus ...
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num lock messing up keys on right side of keyboard

I am using ubuntu 14.04 on a HP Pavillion DV9700 laptop. This use to work fine (for years) I have had 14.04 running for at least 3-4 months. This problem just started a couple weeks ago, not sure ...
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How to change keycode?

I made a mistake changing the C keystroke into the numbersign, so every time I type C in keyboard, the display show numbersign instead. How can I change it back?
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cannot browse ctags in xubuntu terminal

Here are my system configurations, Ubuntu - 14.02 xfce4-terminal 0.6.3 Exuberant Ctags 5.9~svn20110310 I have created ctags file and I am using proper directory to try ctags browsing. When I use ...
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Correct Russian keyboard layout: Toshiba M70-350 + Xubuntu 14.04

Just as said in the title, is it possible to get a ready, correct keyboard layout for this ancient laptop and install it? Those layouts available with the distro don't get the "," "." etc. right.
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Keyboard shortcuts - ignore Caps Lock

I have mapped Super + R to launching synapse. This does not work if the caps lock is enabled. I tried assigning another shortcut whilst the caps lock was enabled, and it resulted in Shift+Super+R ...
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Logitech k400r wireless keyboard trackpad settings for Ubuntu 14.04

I brought a Logitech Wireless Touch Keyboard K400r and plugged it to my laptop, OS is Ubuntu 14.04. It worked just out of the box. However the problem I noticed that its trackpad is very slow and I ...
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How to enable Esperanto typing in Trusty?

How do I type Esperanto in Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty)? I found many pages showing how to do it enabling the Adding Esperanto Circumflexes (Supersigno) in Keyboard layout settings. But none of them works ...
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Why I can't scan codes of extra keys for Microsoft Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 (usb) via evtest?

sudo evtest output: Available devices: /dev/input/event0: Power Button /dev/input/event1: Sleep Button /dev/input/event2: AT Translated Set 2 keyboard /dev/input/event3: ImExPS/2 Generic Explorer ...
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How do I run a application on top of login screen in a display manager like GDM? [closed]

I want to show keyboard layout and selection of language at login screen in RHEL 7. I have modified the language menu to show "show keyboard layout" and "Region & Language settings". On clicking ...
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Function Buttons Not Beeping (or doing the right thing!) On TOSHIBA

My TOSHIBA Satellite A505-S6980 has a row of touch sensitive buttons on top. They used to make a beep noise, but now they don't after I started using Ubuntu. The strange thing is, in the GRUB menu, ...
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Keyboard stops working randomly

Ubuntu 12.04 My Laptop's keyboard stops working randomly for some reason (before now I used it for years and nothing like this happened). Everything else works fine, I even can call screen keyboard ...
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How to stop Terminal from closing when I press Enter?

My Ubuntu terminal closes after pressing Enter couple of time. Sometimes, it closes after I type: ll <enter> Any idea how to solve this problem?
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Gnome-Shell 3.10.4 on screen keyboard can't type when prompt appears

When using the out of box on-screen keyboard in Gnome-Shell 3.10.4, and a prompt appears, such as entering the root password for gksudo; the on-screen keyboard is behind the prompt and I cannot type ...
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How to turn off keyboard backlight on Sony Vaio (Ubuntu 14.10) [duplicate]

I have a Sony Vaio notebook (SVE1411DFXB), and I want turn off the keyboard backlight. I've tried a lot, but without any success so far. Please help me to disable the backlight.
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Chrome thinks that I am holding down CTRL when I am not

I have not had this problem in a long time with Google Chrome on Ubuntu. But as it keeps on coming back now, I thought that I should ask a question here. So the problem is that suddenly for no ...
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How to use Amharic EZ+ keyboard layout in Ubuntu 14.04?

How do I use the previously available Amharic EZ+ keyboard layout in Ubuntu 14.04? The default keyboard for Amharic lacks the vowels or I just can't find them here is the keyboard layout that I have ...
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`xinput --test` output

Hi I'm fairly new to Linux so bare with me. I looked all over the internet and could not find an explanation of what xinput --test outputs when used on a keyboard. I know it outputs mouse coordinates ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Lenovo IdeaPad Z500 backlit keyboard not working

I am hoping someone can help me... I am increasingly becoming a fan of Ubuntu so I decided to load it on to my home laptop which is a Lenovo IdeaPad Z500... Everything seems to work except for the ...
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dkms Installed kernel module but not working after reboot

I bought a keyboard that is shown on lsusb: Bus 002 Device 009: ID 0c45:7603 Microdia but the Ctrl, Windows/Super and Alt buttons are all mapped to Shift button. So I followed the hardware code and ...
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How to prevent key grabbing by unity-setting-daemon and indicator-applet-complete?

Issue description With Ubuntu 14.10, using Metacity (flashback/fallback). I've the Logo key set to Meta, the Alt key set to Alt. I'm unable to use Meta-s and Meta-p (as far as I can tell, other ...
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Unable to re-map certain keys with CompizConfig

Modern keyboards come with a bunch of crap and useless buttons but often few media keys. My current one has play/pause, vol +/- and calculator only. I would like to remap the XF86Calculator button ...
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Cannot decrypt on boot, keyboard not detected

I just freshly installed Ubuntu Gnome 14.10 but I can't decrypt my hard drive because my keyboard does nothing at the decrypt screen after Grub. Keyboard works fine on Grub though. Despite having it ...
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Control and Alt works as Shift

I have this brand new backlight keyboard (Seisa DN-V710), the first time I plugged in (USB) all the fancy light and keys looks fine. In a very short time I notice both, Ctrl and Alt function as Shift ...
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Right shift key not working [closed]

I have a relatively new install of Ubuntu 15.04 beta. Up until yesterday everything was working swimmingly. At some point on 4/1/15, my right shift key stopped working as a shift key and I haven't ...
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How to set languages/shortcuts from config files or command line?

I need to provision several Ubuntu 14.04/14.10 desktops. Most things I've been able to provision easily because they can be set in config files or from the command line. But I'm having trouble with 2 ...
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chrome disable or change keyboard shortcut ctrl+shift+c developer tools console?

How can I disable the Keyboard Shortcut ctrl+shift+c in Google Chrome to bring up the Developer Tools console? I find myself trying to copy+paste content from the browser and mistakenly typing ...
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Dell Latitude E7450: repeating keystrokes issue

A brand new Dell Latitude E7450, with a fresh installation of Ubuntu 14.04.2. Sometimes a pressed key repeats until another key is pressed. This is presumably a BIOS bug. Here's a discussion about it ...
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Ctrl + shift + U combo does not work

When i press Ctrl+Shift+U, nothing happens. The underlined U does not appear, so I cannot write unicode. I am running Xubuntu 14.04. Thanks.
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Synergy, Ubuntu 14 and Keyboard Error

I have Synergy server installed on my Windows PC, and client installed on my Ubuntu. Whenever I restart my client (Ubuntu) I receive a 'Keyboard failure - strike F1 to continue' - however in order to ...
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unresponsive keyboard and mouse after update

I have Dell Inspiron desktop machine running Ubuntu 14.04 with dual boot. At some moment I started having non-responsive USB keyboard and mouse on wake up after suspend on some occasions. As I'm lazy ...