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Keyboard Problem With Ubuntu

So, before I installed Ubuntu I had Windows 8.1 and I have a keyboard that lights up. Once I switched to Ubuntu my keyboard won't light up any more. I know it's not my keyboard because I plugged it ...
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Switch keyboard layout for next keystroke only

I am using mainly an English keyboard layout for convenience while programming, but my main language has some letters that aren't available in that layout. Since using two different layouts is really ...
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Changing workspace shortcuts do not work

Ubuntu 14.04. The shortcuts Ctrl+Alt+←↓→↑ and Ctrl+Alt+Shift+←↓→↑ to change workspace and move applications do not work. Here is the image of the shortcuts configuration and here is the output of ...
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Mouse and keyboard not working

I'm having problems trying to do a fresh install in my 2 AMD PCs. My configuration is: - ASUS Sabertooth 990FX r2 - AMD FX 8350 The problem is that when I start in live mode, mouse is not working, ...
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Ubuntu is not reading my keyboard

So i turned on my laptop once and logged in and everything looked fine until i was in the middle of typing. Then, my keyboard stops dead in its tracks and i cant type anything. My laptop has an ...
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Unified handling of hotkey definitions

There can be multiple places where global hotkeys can be defined: Key settings for window handling/desktop Settings for multimedia- or other special-use keys Desktop popup UIs like program starters, ...
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How can I fix my keyboard on linux?

I just got a new keyboard (AJAZZ Chinese Brand). It is working fine expect that the NUM LOCK, CAPSLOCK and Lock buttons are not functioning, the LED doesn't respond too. I also have a problem with ...
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Arrows do not work, all I see is ^[[A ^[[B^ [[C ^[[D

That should be something obvious, but I can't seem to find a way to fix it. I am using iTerm and logging in to Ubuntu server remotely. This is what I see when I press arrows: $ ^[[A^[[B^[[C^[[D ...
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Mouse doesn't work in the guest OS (Ubuntu 14.04.2) on Virtual Box (installed on MAC OS X)

I installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 (64 bits) to my Mac OS X 10.9.5 (64 bits) using Virtual Box version 4.3.24. I am not an experienced Linux user. When I start Ubuntu, I cannot make my mouse work in the ...
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Testing Additional Drivers: Can't use mouse or keyboard now

I have been using Ubuntu 14.04 with no problems for about 8 months now. I am looking to upgrade my processor, however, due to a few reasons. I wanted to test my graphics one last time before I bought ...
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Installation failure

I downloaded the 14.04 ISO and burned to DVD then booted with it but had problems with both the Live CD and installed versions. In both instances the USB optical mouse doesn't work properly -- either ...
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How can I edit an existing keyboard layout in gnome 3 (fallback)?

I have a swiss keyboard layout and would like to add some missing keys from the german keyboard layout. Keys such as: ÖÄÜ and ß Question: How can I edit the existing layout to add these keys? EG: ß ...
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Using different language keyboards like MacOS

There are many questions like this one but this one is mine. It's also different from any others that I see, even as I'm typing this up and seeing "Questions that may already have an answer." What I ...
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Character key 'T' prints 7 in vim

I am using Ubuntu 13.10 x86_64 with VIM - Vi IMproved 7.4 (2013 Aug 10, compiled Aug 12 2013 00:23:19). Whenever I press the key 'T' in VIM it prints 7 like a leetspeak. The key works fine outside ...
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Keyboard Volume Buttons Don't Change Connected Bluetooth volume

tried messing around with a lot of different things and following different threads but to no avail, so i'm hoping someone here can help me. I'm running Xubuntu 14.04.2 LTS on an inspiron 7537, ...
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Avro-Keyboard Bengali not working in Xubuntu 14.04

I have installed avro-keyboard in Xubuntu 14.04 LTS. I can see the avro-keyboard's icon in the status bar but when I am trying to write anything I could not see anything . I tried the same procedure ...
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Ctrl-Alt-Space doesn't work on Ubuntu 14.10?

Ctrl-Alt-pretty much everything else works. Ctrl-Space works. Alt-Space works. But nothing seems to see Ctrl-Alt-Space. If I go into System Settings->Keyboard->Shortcuts and try to assign C-A-S to a ...
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Frequently crashing ununtu with unresponsive mouse and keyboard

I am using Sony-Vaio laptop and my system specifications are Intel core i5 processor with Windows7 and Ubuntu 14.04 as dual-boot. My problem is that my Laptop hangs frequently when I use Ubuntu even ...
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the keyboard layout randomly turns off dead keys on boot

I'm using the English (US international with dead keys) keyboard layout and no other layout has been set up. My problem is that my computer turns the dead keys off seemingly random at boot. To fix ...
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Caps lock on and off reversed Ubuntu 14.10

I am using Ubuntu 14.10 on a laptop, and after I close the lid (meaning, logging out), when I open the lead again the Caps Lock mode is reversed: when it's supposed to be on it's off and when it's ...
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How to make Ubuntu 14 more tolerant of power cut

We are developing an industrial machine running Ubuntu 14, with no keyboard or monitor. We have found that if power is lost during boot then at next boot the boot sequence waits for a keyboard entry ...
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How to enable Acer Aspire One 725 0802 touchpad & F Keys? [closed]

I recently tried to install the Elementary Luna OS using Unetbootin. Instead of installing to a USB or CD to boot from, I installed the OS to the hard drive. It seemed to install fine, the BIOS showed ...
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How to delete catalogues with the 'Del' key (without right-clicking or going through Terminal) in Ubuntu 14.04?

How to delete catalogues or files with the 'Del' key (without right-clicking and then clinking 'remove' or going through Terminal) in Ubuntu 14.04?
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Delete key doesn't work while editing text

The delete key doesn't work when editing text. Shift-delete to delete files works perfectly (although for whatever reason hitting delete without holding shift doesn't put them in the trash. I don't ...
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No CAPS ON light when in console

When I am in one of the consoles (getting there with for example CTRL + ALT + F1) I have noticed that annoyingly the little light which normally indicates whether or not the CAPS Lock key is on does ...
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Installing ubuntu server with wireless keyboard stuck at language section

While installing ubuntu using microsoft wireless keyboard, the keyboard did't got recognised after selection of Installation (i.e. at language selection page). From what I got using a PS/2 keyboard ...
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How to fix accents not working in GTK applications? [closed]

I use Kubuntu 15.04 (development branch). The keyboard is set up perfectly and everything should work fine, but it doesn't. I can't use accents in my words. when I type "á", for example, it comes as ...
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Remap XF86ScrollUp to Different Key

I have been trying to change the page up key without any success. What might I be doing wrong? xmodmap -e "keycode 38 = XF86ScrollUp"
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Middle-button paste stops working under VirtualBox

I'm running Ubuntu 14.10 in VirtualBox under OSX and for some reason pasting with the middle mouse button stops working after a while. If I start a new rxvt pasting works fine but after a while (I'm ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 - keyboard and mouse not working

I just installed 14.10 on my PC (Asus P5Q-Pro, mouse Sidewinder, keyboard Logitech G500), and as title says keyboard nor mouse doesn’t work. I cannot type anything and mouse doesn't move around.
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Stuck on login screen, everything plugged in is unresponsive

Whilst downloading version 14.04, my mother manually restarted the computer by holding the power button in. Upon restart, the mouse and keyboard do not work, the speakers would not play the start up ...
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Use keyboard key (preferably [Menu]) to replace defect left mouse button of touchpad

I have a notebook with touchpad, but the left-click button barely works and I want to replace it with the Menu key. I can click by tipping on the touch pad, but it does not properly recognize when I ...
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Keyboard suddenly stops working in xubuntu 14.04

Similar to this question. Keyboard suddenly stops working, nothing helps. Can't use Ctrl+Alt+F1 to go to console. No issues in other OS(Ubuntu 14.04 and win). Gnome-do is not installed. Keyboard ...
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USB keyboard and mouse not working on resume

I have ubuntu 14.10 which is running on a Acer Aspire 4752. I have a USB hub where the external keyboard and mouse are connected. Every thing work fine when boot up the laptop. But if the put the ...
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Why does ubuntu crash after resume from suspend [closed]

I'll try to make the background/step-by-step as short as possible: Install ubuntu on an old laptop so I could use it as a media center with Kodi. Do all updates/configs to make it look good. Want to ...
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How to use Windows Alt codes in Ubuntu

This question was asked many times already: Using ALT + Keycode for accents? Ways to enter special characters? Is Alt+Numpad possible? How can I type ASCII characters like Alt + numpad in Windows? ...
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Change keyboard layout (specific keys) or exchange the functionality. Ubuntu 12.10

I've this new keyboard where the keys from F1 up to f12 have custom functionality (like music control, next track, and brightness control ...). All this is OK but the problem is that these custom ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.2 cryptsetup failed on boot

I decided to reformat my hard drive and install a clean copy of the newly released Ubuntu 14.04.2 with full disk encryption (incl. LVM) and I chose a strong password with special characters which ...
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Installing ubuntu on a mac mini using blutooth mouse/keyboard

I tried to install ubuntu on my mac mini. the first step is textual (we can choose to check hard drive, try ubuntu, install ubuntu, oem install) and my keyboard apple blutooth work just well but at ...
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Display battery percentage for mouse and keyboard

I've recently bought myself a new Logitech wireless mouse and keyboard set. To get these working in Ubuntu 14.04, I first paired them (unifying USB) using Winblows then I installed Solaar. The issue ...
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Occasional duplicate keys when typing on Dell Insiron 7547 keyboard

I am running ubuntu-gnome 14.10 on a Dell Inspiron 7547. Occasionally when typing, pressing some keys tends to register them as a duplicate-press instead of single press. I've noticed that the keys ...
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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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How can I get auto-completion working via xrdp?

I wanted to connect via xrdp from my windows 8.1 machine to my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64 Bit Server . It works fine now, big fun. The only Problem I experienced is that when I want to use autocomplete via ...
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Grub menu flashes with USB keyboard - cannot select

I'm having issues with the grub menu using a USB keyboard on a new 14.04 install (dual booted with windows 8.1). The menu appears, but when I try to navigate down, to say, select windows, the cursor ...
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How to permanently disable the num lock key in Ubuntu 14.04

This key is close to others on my keyboard which contributes to some accidental key presses. I would like this key to be a no-op. I am mainly interested in a solution that works when I log in via ...
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Wrong keyboard layout

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise server, with which i'm connecting with remmina to it. When i press / in the num pad, it writes a - instead of /. How i can fix this?
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How do I change the 'alt gr' key to a context menu key in Ubuntu 14.04

I recently got a new laptop and there is no Menu Key, something I use very frequently. In the same area is the 'alt gr' key, which I have no need for. I tried using: setxkbmap -option ...
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How to pernamently disable Caps Lock in Lubuntu?

I am never using Caps Lock, it is pressed only by mistake. How can I fully disable it? Preferably during system start, so login menu will be also affected.
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My keyboard symbols layout changed

My keyboard symbols layout changed. I think this happened after I install some updates. For example when I type: - - appears / _ appears ? = appears ) And this happens with all my characters. I ...
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No keyboard backlighting

I have bought an MS-industral Fusion keyboard.The keyboard supports backlighting and I have tested it on my friends Windows 7 and it worked.I am using Ubuntu 14.10 and backlighting does not work.All ...