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Keyboard Behaving Badly under load in Lubuntu in Firefox

I have a problem where my keyboard will stop working correctly in Firefox. I am running 14.04, on an older Acer Aspire One netbook. When the computer is under a bit of load, my typing in Firefox will ...
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Hewlett Packard Keyboard's spacebar not auto-typing

I'm using an HP keyboard with a PS/2 port, and the spacebar functions normally when pressed, but doesn't elicit a response when held. First, has this happened to anyone else? Second, if so, is there ...
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Ubuntu does not recognize Ctrl key after recent upgrade

A recent system upgrade in 14.04 disabled the Ctrl key in my Asus K55VM-SX086D Laptop. Initially there was some problem where the screen used to go blank when pressing the ctrl key when I was using ...
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Installed Ubuntu 14.04.1, Keyboard and mouse don't work anymore

I had Ubuntu 13.10 which worked just fine. I've decided to try 14.04. I've done an upgrade and when it finished, it booted to desktop but my keyboard and mouse didn't work at all. So I've decided to ...
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Zooming with keyboard shortcuts doesn't work

I just upgraded Ubuntu to the 14.04 version on my laptop. Before (Saucy salamander) I had no problems in zooming for example pdf files (using say Evince) with keyboard shortcuts, namely I used always ...
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Alt Key not recognized

In Ubuntu 14.04 my ALT key is not longer recognized. This effects all users I have changed the input method from ibus to non and back no change. if I runxev I get an output for every key but the ...
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How do I remap keys (DELETE to INSERT) in Ubuntu 14.04?

My DEL key doesn't work in my keyboard. I want to reassign it to the INS key, as I use DEL a lot more often than INS, but I can't find any preference or tweak tool to remap normal keys. I somehow had ...
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keyboard shortcuts

When I type the "quotation marks" or a back slash / symbol in a Word doc I get the E - French style. I have looked all over the control panel to be sure I am in English mode, but can't get the French ...
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Regional language not working on google chrome only

I had installed malayalam language keyboard (from keyboard layout settings in systemsettings) in Ubuntu on my Dell laptop. and I can type malayalm language in any window or application except google ...
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Anomaly in switching windows on different viewports in Unity

My sample setting is as follows: Viewport1 contains following window: Firefox A Viewport2 contains following windows: Firefox B Gedit When Viewport1 is shown and Firefox A has gained focus ...
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Key combination to switch between an application's windows in all of viewports

Alt-` is used to switch between an application's windows in the current viewport in Unity. Is there another key combination to switch between an application's windows in all of viewports? I do not ...
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After upgrading to Trusty my keymap file isn't working for my tivo_slide remote

I tried creating this file: ‍/etc/udev/hwdb.d/61-keyboard-local.hwdb It looks like this: lee@tv:/etc/udev/hwdb.d$ cat /etc/udev/hwdb.d/61-keyboard-local.hwdb keyboard:usb:v150ap1201* ...
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USB devices are detected but not working

I have an Acer(TM5720, 32bit, 2.3ghz, Intel Dual Core T7500) laptop. I use a dell USB wired keyboard and and HP Wired Mouse. Everything was working fine until this morning, i.e now Keyboard and mouse ...
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A bit of a keyboard problem

So I've looked all over but I can't seem to find a solution anywhere nor can I find a problem exactly like mine so maybe someone can help me. I want to be very specific just in case I did something ...
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How do I make Ctrl+Alt+F7 keyboard shortcut work in IntelliJ on Ubuntu 14.04

There is already a partial solution to the problem documented on askubuntu.com. Unfortunately, it is not working for Ctrl+Alt+F[1-7] keys. There was a solution for that in Ubuntu 13.04 and eralier to ...
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How to see, which key is pressed, as seen by unity window manager?

After a system crash, the shortcuts I use for switching the workplaces with Mod_3 modifier (e.g. Mod_3 + Left to switch workplace left) ceased to work. I use the following .Xmodmap script: remove ...
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Certain Keyboard shortcuts not working

I have the logitech k800 keyboard but can't seem to get certain shortcuts working. I change in the keyboard shortcut settings volume up and down and it actually takes the key assignment but does not ...
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Installing HIDPoint on a newer kernel

I just tried to install HIDPoint on my 14.04 machine, to handle the special keys of my Logitech MX 3200. However, the installer won't play nice - it's complaining that I have an unsupported kernel. ...
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Problems with input and suspend(separately)

I'm still very new at Ubuntu/any other linux OS, so this might be an easy fix for most. I installed Ubuntu 14.04 a few days ago, it's dual-booted with Windows 8.1 and I'm using a Toshiba laptop. ...
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Automattically mapping a key to a different key on every boot

I use a toshiba satellite C6four0 laptop. My four number key(dollar symbol) is busted. So using the very same online forum i opened up terminal find out the codes of my keyboard and mapped it to the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 key arrow up is being pressed by itself

Keyboard's up arrow key is keep pressing itself every few seconds. I tried to install Ubuntu 14.04 via boot cd, even before installation the arrow key was being pressed by itself. I tried to use ...
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I am not able to disable certain keys even after using xmodmap

Some of the keys on my keyboard are continously pressed. I am trying to disable that key using the following command: xmodmap -e 'keycode 115=' or xmodmap -e 'keycode 115='NoSymbol' It works for ...
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Sometimes shortcut keys stop working

Since I started using the xfce desktop enviroment, there are time when keyboard shortcuts stop working and the only way to make them work again is by restarting my laptop. Anyone know about this ...
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Keyboard keys @ and " are switched

Keyboard keys @ and " are switched after i've installed ubuntu 14.04. any solution to this? thanks in advance.
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What is the keyboard shortcut to switch between the 4 workspace [duplicate]

I'm relearning Linux and I totally forgot how to do this. Please help.
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How can I undo this key mapping?

First of all sorry my punctuation will be bad. its hard to type when keys are not doing what you expect. Eg it keeps scaring the **** out of me by taking a screen shot when I push the up arrow lolol ...
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keyboard num pad [closed]

My numeric keypad has somehow got into a "mouse emulation" mode where the number keys just move the mouse pointer around (2 = down; 8 = up, 6 = right, etc). Anyone know how to make it work normally ...
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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 ...