Questions about keyboard layout and configuration.

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Ubuntu Server 15.04 installation on MacBook — Issues with keyboard layout and installation from DVD

I'd like to install Ubuntu Server 15.04 on my MacBook (from May 2008) to set up a server for my home network. I run into two major problems though: 1. When I burn the ISO to a DVD (using OSX Disk ...
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Custom keymapping via udev/hwdb.d is not working

Background: I got the Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 and several keys are not working at all under Ubuntu such as the F1-F10 keys. I have Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS running on my machine. My ...
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My shift, alt, windows, and control key are all being mapped as shift. On one keyboard

Basically title. If I borrow my dads keyboard it works, and I can do things like open terminal using the shortcut, but with my keyboard I can't. I have a "AGPtek PC000006" keyboard. This doesn't ...
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How do I stop my keyboard layout reverting to English USA from English on reboot Ubuntu 14.04

Removed English USA from Keyboard settings. English is the only thing in there. Can revert to English after reboot by clicking on EN icon but having to do this every time I reboot is annoyying
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Single click on altgr or right control as context menu

I've got new laptop, but I am dealing with one problem. There is no context menu button. I use alt-gr or right control often, but I was thinking, I alwas use it with another key, so basically single ...
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Xfce IBus layout switching not working

Somehow, only default Xfce keyboard layout switching is working for me. When I remove all hotkeys from Xfce settings manager and try to switch to IBus I can change layouts from IBus widget, but ...
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What are all the ways in which the keyboard layout can change on an Ubuntu system with an Xfce DM

Background: on the second system, now, my keyboard layout has started reverting from an English layout to the German layout originally set (it's a localized install). One of the problems that make it ...
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Bengali Input method in lubuntu

I've newly installed Lubuntu as I've found Ubuntu 14.4 very slow in my old computer, and only with 1 GB of Ram. I've installed Bengali and Assamese in Language Support. After that I cannot find the ...
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“ctrl-space” not recognized under 'French (alternative)' input source under 15.04

The "ctrl-space" emacs shortcut to set the mark does not seem to work when emacs is launched within the terminal ('emacs -nw') when my input source is set to 'French (alternative)'. Surprisingly, the ...
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Xbindkeys & xte - keybindings not works

I have problem with .xbindkeysrc config. First line works as expected, Mod4+Space change language layout. But other configs won't work, if enable Mod4+w 'w' not works. What I can do to make this ...
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Problem with Keyboard Layout

I am creating a keyboard layout for my Dad (Yeah I gave him Linux!) On windows he used this one (The first one "Russisch für Deutsche, empfohlen" (translated: "Russian for German users, ...
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remapping CapsLock to Control when using a PS2-to-USB adapter?

The setup: I'm trying to remap the CapsLock key to be Control when using my Model M keyboard (with trackpoint) with a PS2-to-USB adaptor. The problem: if the now-remapped control key stays pressed ...
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Ubuntu - remap copy/paste and language switch

I am using Linux (Ubuntu) with XFCE at work. At home I use Mac Os with Cmd+c etc shortcuts. This is very useful because you can use Control as regular key in terminal without stupid remapping like ...
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Logkeys logging wrong keys

Ok, so I tried the following: --us-keymap --keymap --export-keymap=FILE --keymap=FILE And a few others. Nothing seems to work. I'm running "Ubuntu 14.04" on my "HP Pavilion DV6." I've tried so many ...
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Setup 3rd/4th level characters (typographic layout)

When Ubuntu used GNOME, there was support for typographic characters on the third/fourth level, independent of input source (e.g. «English US» or «Russian»). As I've learned, in Ubuntu 15.04 the ...
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Keyboard stopped working after key remap

After following How to remap Super(left) key to control key and restarting the computer. My keyboard, a dell at101 http://i46.tinypic.com/30djz91.jpg is almost completely unresponsive. It will not ...
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How to remap a bluetooth keyboard

I have a bluetooth keyboard (here is the link of keyboard's manual: http://cdn.targus.com/web/uk/downloads/akb32it_user_guide.pdf) and I want to remap that keyboard. I already tried using xmodmap, but ...
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can't change keyboard layout to german on ubuntu server

I have a fresh installed ubuntu server in a virtualBox and am trying to set the keyboard layout to german, but don't succeed. I have installed and configured dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration ...
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Borken bar instead of vertical bar Ubuntu Server 14.04

I'm trying to write a script in Ubuntu Server 14.04. When I press the key for a vertical bar "|" my screen shows a broken bar "¦" My keyboard is in spanish and the layout is latinamerican. All other ...
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xkb configuration to map Alt + h --> Right

I have a Chromebook that's missing a number of vital keys. I'd like to remap those to ones that are present. Unfortunately the Chromebook has a dearth of keys in general so I need to map a ...
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Problem with keyboard layout after initialisation

When I log in to ubuntu in the top of the screen the square for keyboard layout correctly shows my preferred layout. But when I type the layout is set to English. If I go at the top and 'change' to my ...
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How to remap the right Alt key to perform the Alt key function (within programmer dvorak)?

I use the programmer dvorak keyboard and Ubuntu did changed the layout between 13.04 and 14.04 (did not use 13.10). They changed the right Alt key to instead be something else, not even sure what it ...
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Using multiple keyboards for multiplayer games?

I often play some games with a friend of mine that use single-screen or split-screen multiplayer, with arrow keys controlling player 1 and WASD keys controlling player 2. I have an extra keyboard ...
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Ubuntu Phone with USB Keyboard - Howto change external keyboard layout to German?

On my Ubuntu Phone Aquaris E4.5 I connected a wireless keyboard with a USB receiver module. Like I show in my German YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSYxwHMElbM But the the keyboard is ...
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Problem with keyboard after reinstall 'ubuntu-desktop'?

I apologize in advance for my EnglishAfter reinstall 'ubuntu-desktop' (before can't login, show 'failed to start session) my keyboard settings is broken.Auto-switch layout keyboard don't work. When I ...
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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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Is there any specific reason why Gnome Terminal Emulator uses Shift+Ctl+V and not the typical Ctrl+V?

Typically Ctrl + C and Ctrl + V are considered the standard keyboard shortcuts for cutting and pasting. In Ubuntu 15.04 Gnome Terminal Emulator the shortcuts use an additional Shift key which turns ...
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Typing in Marathi on Kubuntu

I am using the latest version of Kubuntu. I am trying to figure out how to type in Marathi in various office programs. I tried ibus before. It worked in a text editor and a browser but did not work in ...
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switching keyboad layout disables setxkbmap customizations

I use this command: setxkbmap -option "lv3:caps_switch" to customize my keyboard shortcuts (home, end, left and right arrows). Configuration resides in /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/us file. Everything ...
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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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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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shortcut not work when change keyboard language

when i change my keyboard layout from En to another language. shortcut not work in new language. for example ctrl+s didn't save my edit in text file.
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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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Switch keyboard layout with Win (Super) key

I need to mention that I know about this bug. The problem is that in Ubuntu 14.04 (I use Gnome classic as DE) I still can't switch keyboard layout with ❖ (Super). It's not a problem to set this key ...
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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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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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Keyboard starts as English even being configured for Spanish

Upon Ubuntu's installation I configured the keyboard to be Spanish. I think it worked fine for a while but after sometime, and maybe some updates, every time I start Ubuntu it is set to English even ...
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How can I type the symbol ^ in emacs?

I have Ubuntu and I got Emacs from the Ubuntu store. My keyboard layout is Latin American. To type the symbol \, I use AltGr and the ? key and it works in Emacs. To type the ^ symbol, I use AltGr ...
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Anthy uses previously selected (wrong) layout

Using Ubuntu 14.04.2. I have the following input sources in Text Entry: Russian, Japanese (Anthy), English (US). When switching to "Japanese (Anthy)" from "English (US)", everything works fine. But ...
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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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Dvorak on Ubuntu Phone

Simple enough, and one of the only reasons I'm not switching entirely: How can I get the Dvorak layout on my Ubuntu phone, just freshly installed on the devel channel? Thank you :)
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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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How to install Norwegian keyboard and spelling?

I'm using a bq aquaris ubuntu phone and I really need norwegian spell check and norwegian keyboard. How can I install this thinks ?
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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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how to install Tamil language Key board in Lubuntu?

I want to install Tamil language support to my Lubuntu. but from the available language support it is not listed.how do I add the Tamil language and use it to my Libre Office?
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Why does the keyboard indicator show my custom keyboard on a dark gray background?

I am using Ubuntu 14.10 with the Unity interface, and I have created a custom keyboard layout by manually creating an xkb symbols file. I put the file in /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/ and I have also ...