Questions about keyboard layout and configuration.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

0
votes
1answer
6 views

How to remap the right Alt key to the left Alt key?

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
14 views

What is the difference between keyboard-configuration/layout and keyboard-configuration/layoutcode?

I am trying to automate the installation of Ubuntu 14.04 Server (as a virtual machine). While trying to set the keyboard layout to German, I noticed two different configuration options: ...
0
votes
0answers
36 views

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 :)
0
votes
0answers
6 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
32 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
189 views
+50

Keyboard layout indicator “work” but the keyboard layout doesn't actually switch

In Xfce, when I press Alt+Shift keyboard indicator switch between us and ru but the layout doesn't switch actually. Xubuntu 14.04 I've tried: different keyboards (doesn't help). This problem ...
0
votes
0answers
12 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
20 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
24 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
9 views

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 ...
3
votes
0answers
176 views

Remap keyboard using xmodmap but when press to change keyboard layout all settings are reset to default

I tried to map key following this guide How do I remap certain keys?. It's work for me. but one problem that i found is when i change keyboard layout (alt+shift) all keys will be reset to default. ...
0
votes
0answers
17 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
316 views

What is the key combination for alphabet 'ज्ञ' on Hindi Bolnagari Key Board?

I'm using Hindi Bolnagari Key Board Layout. I'm not able to get the key combination for the alphabet ज्ञ. Please Help.
0
votes
4answers
615 views

How can I get the correct Lithuanian Keyboard layout?

I'm running Xubuntu 13.04 and I can't seem to get the right Lithuanian keyboard layout. None of layouts listed below works correct Correct Lithuanian layout that I need: Lithuanian symbols ...
2
votes
1answer
55 views

KMFL not working with either SCIM or IBUS, ubuntu 14.04

I recently upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04, 64-bit. I found that after the upgrade, SCIM was no longer reading the KMFL folder, and associated KMN files, with the result that I am no longer able to type ...
1
vote
1answer
53 views

Greek dead key ; stopped working

Hello I am using Xubuntu and I added the Greek keyboard layout, everything was working ok until the next restart where the accents were not working ( ; key + vowel ). I tried removing the layout and ...
1
vote
2answers
442 views

Chrome not accepting US international with dead keys keyboard 14.04

Using 14.04 with keyboard selected as 'US international with dead keys' as my keyboard layout option, (so that I may use characters from other languages) and the system accepts text input as you would ...
6
votes
1answer
802 views

Show keyboard layout chart from command line

I'm looking for a way to display the current keyboard layout chart from the command line. Unfortunately xkbprint does not display utf-8 characters correctly (AFAICT). In gnome, it is possible to ...
0
votes
1answer
18 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
27 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
25 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
33 views

add HP envy 17 keyboard layout to ubuntu?

I just installed ubuntu on my hp envy 17 and I can't get my number pad to work also Some of the other keys do not work is there a way that I can transfer the HP 17 keyboard layout onto? If not what ...
1
vote
1answer
4k views

Keyboard Layouts missing in Keyboard Layout --Precise upgrade

This is from a bug I reported that never got a response. That was a 11.10 upgrade and now with a Precise upgrade, the issue continues with the Precise upgrade. Symptom I can't add alternative ...
1
vote
0answers
44 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
25 views

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.
0
votes
2answers
655 views

Bengali Avro Keyboard not working in Lubuntu 14.04

I have installed Avro successfully in Lubuntu 14.04. The only problem I am facing currently is that whenever I switch to Bengali-Avro Phonetic and try to write something, I can see the suggestions in ...
1
vote
0answers
26 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
1k views

How to swap Command and Control keys with xkb step by step?

I want to use my Apple long aluminium keyboard with swapped Command Cmd and Control Ctrl keys. How is this done step by step on Trusty Tahr (14.04) using xkb? Note: This solution doesn't work for me ...
0
votes
0answers
31 views

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 ...
3
votes
0answers
39 views

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. ...
0
votes
0answers
22 views

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 ...
2
votes
3answers
2k views

How do I configure multiple keyboard layouts in Xubuntu 14.04

There is Settings > Keyboard > Layout and there is something called iBus and input methods. I were using Keyboard > Layout GUI to configure my layouts in 13.10 and it worked fine. But after ...
0
votes
1answer
28 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
21 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
20 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
14 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
13 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
3k views

xrdp - how to change keyboard layout

When I open an xrdp session from a Windows 7 machine to my Ubuntu machine, US keyboard layout is utilized. However, my default keyboard layout is different on Ubuntu machine and I want to use it ...
2
votes
1answer
96 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
63 views

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 ?
0
votes
1answer
176 views

@ 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 ...
0
votes
0answers
41 views

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?
1
vote
1answer
47 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
32 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
19 views

`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 ...
5
votes
3answers
19k views

Change keyboard layout (English UK) on command line to English US

I am using Ubuntu 12.04. The keyboard layout is English US everywhere except for the Command Line where it works in English UK. Terminal also has English US. How do I change the default keyboard ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

How to add persian/farsi keyboard input method in Lubuntu 14.04?

In Lubuntu 14.04 I went to "Preferences> Keyboard input methods > select an input method > show all input methods" but there is no persian (or farsi) to select.
14
votes
8answers
5k views

How to type latin small letter c with cedilla

I run Ubuntu on a DELL XPS 13 notebook that has an US keyboard configured as US international. After upgrading to version 13.10 I can no loger get a cedilla by typing '+C. Instead, I get a "ć". What ...
36
votes
5answers
17k views

How to permanently switch Caps Lock and Esc

How can I permanently switch the Caps Lock and Esc key functions in Saucy? I can use this command to do it temporarily (until reboot): /usr/bin/setxkbmap -option "caps:swapescape" I tried adding ...
9
votes
4answers
8k views

Remapping Caps Lock in 14.04 Trusty Tahr

I've seen a number of questions that point to a GUI menu to remap caps lock, but that menu seems to be gone in 14.04. Am I just not finding it, or is it really gone? I know you can use xkbmap to remap ...