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How can you permanently enable scroll lock on Ubuntu?

This question (Permanently enabling the scroll lock button in Ubuntu?) only provides info on how to do it manually every time. This question (How do I enable Scroll Lock?) does not offer a permanent ...
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How do I implement multiple keymaps into a kernel?

my problem is as follows: I have a custom-made kernel that has no functionality in regards of changing the keyboard mapping. It is possible to compile a different keymap into it, but that's it. The ...
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How do get the surface pro 3 to type and click

I have the surface pro 3. When I use Ubuntu I am unable to type or click. I can still move the mouse around. How do I fix this?
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Bind Alt + Tab shortcut to a mouse button on xfce

Anyone knows how to bind Alt + Tab shortcut to a mouse button on xfce?
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Dual booting thwarted by rogue keyboard presses?

End goal: successfully dual boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04, both are already installed and working. I just can't get to the bootloader (I think it's called) to choose to go back to my Windows ...
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How to Find Command Line before Boot-Up

Ubuntu 14.04 was working fine for a few weeks after installation, detecting USB wireless Microsoft all-in-one keyboard/touchpad. Then it stopped, at least after boot-up. Keys work before boot-up to ...
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GT70 2PE Dominator Pro (or equal) keyboard backlight

Just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop and have been searching the internet for a couple of hours, trying to get my keyboard's backlight to work . I know it works out of the box when you hit the ...
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How to achieve Mac-like use of CTRL and CMD keys on Apple Keyboard?

I'm very used to emacs-like ctrl+a to mean "home," and cmd+a to mean "select all." Similarly ctrl+e is "end", ctrl+d is "delete", ctrl+c does what I expect in Terminal, and probably a few more ...
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Shift + Super + Right shortcut does not work (maybe blocked by other program?)

I want to map Shift + Super + → to "Switch to workplace right" action, but it doesn't work. It doesn't seem to do anything. Mapping any other shortcut to this action works fine. Also Shift + ...
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What is responsible for handling the keyboard brighness keys on a MacBook Pro?

I've installed 14.10 on a new MBP (Macbook11,1), and the keyboard brightness keys (F5, F6) work in the default Unity environment. However, I'd like to use a different environment. What is responsible ...
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Ubuntu isn't able to boot: Keyboard backlight function in Sony vaio

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04.5 alongside with Windows 7 and it's been working fine until yesterday. After choosing Ubuntu from the dual boot menu a message appears and says: "Sony Vaio: couldn't set ...
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Razer keyboard and mouse

I've recently wanted to try out Ubuntu, but when I enter the desktop, I can't use my keyboard or mouse. My keyboard is a razer blackwidow and my mouse is a razer deathadder. They both work when I'm on ...
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Disable Touchpad via FN key (Asus Laptop)

Most of my function (Fn) keys I care about work on my Asus G73 (like Volumne up/down, mute, Brightness up/down, Keyboard light up/down, Open Calculator) but the Fn+F9 to disable / enable touch pad ...
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USB MIDI keyboard Akai LPK, jackd

I got Akai LPK25 and I am trying to make it working on my Ubuntu. I tried to follow a tutorial http://terokarvinen.com/2014/usb-midi-keyboard-on-linux-akai-lpk25-professional, but when I run ...
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Permanently enabling the scroll lock button in Ubuntu?

I know that one is able to enable the scroll lock button. But my question is: is there a way to permanently do this so that I do not need to enter the command in every time I start Ubuntu?
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technical question about remapping keys to multiple keypresses

I have 4 physical buttons on my tablet (Lenovo X200) screen and I have succeeded in programming 3 of them to function the same as the keys Up, Down, End. I want to program the fourth to be Alt Left ...
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'Media Play/Pause' key stopped working on System 76 gazp9

My 'Media Play' key stopped working, I upgraded to Ubuntu 14.10, but it worked for a while after the upgrade, I think it may have been after the latest Linux Kernel update. Anyways, I've tried ...
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Ubuntu GNOME 14.10 can't use multiple languages

I recently updated to UBUNTU GNOME 14.10 GNOME version 3.14.1. I tried adding more languages to the keyboard such as Hebrew, It let's me add it, but when I am changing the language it does show in ...
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switch layout of only one keyboard with applet

I got a complex keyboard setup and do already have a solution to some of my issues but no idea how to merge them: I am using a hybrid NEO/QWERTZ keyboard. I want to be able to switch layouts with ...
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Gnome 3 keyboard layout rotation

I have Gnome3 and two keyboard layouts (English and Russian) installed. When I try to switch between these layouts, I am able to switch with Alt-Shift to the Russian layout, but not back to the ...
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I had to plug in a mouse to get my right click to work. Macbook

So I've actually had to plug in a mouse to get my right click to work. Unfortunately, I have a mac with no buttons. I'd like to get the right click to initiate when I press F3 which is keycode 128. ...
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How does the command system for shortcuts work?

I would like to use some shortcuts for my macro keys in my Ubuntu 14.04 64bit distro. In the settings there is in the keyboard tab an option to configure your own shortcuts. But I don't get which ...
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Why does my keyboard suddenly stop working?

I have been using dual-boot on a Lenovo Flex for about 3 weeks now with Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04. Ubuntu started getting funny with unreliable connection (Wifi was connecting but not transfering ...
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lubuntu 14.10 typing transposition

just upgraded from 14.04 to 14.10 Lubuntu on an ASUS X550L with a USB Keyboard. Started noticing that if I type faster than 30ish WPM the characters I type get jumbled, lag behind, and generally ...
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USB keyboard skipping key presses after wake from sleep

On my Thinkpad T420 using Ubuntu 14.04, I have a basic USB keyboard connected. After wake up from sleep, the USB keyboard starts malfunctioning, i.e. for the system to register a keypress I have to ...
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Keyboard not working in some applications after installation of Ubuntu 14.10

I just did a fresh installation of Ubuntu 14.10. I can use my keyboard normally in most windows (i.e. browser window to type this question) however the keyboard doesn't work at all in certain ...
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command not running in rc.local but works in terminal

My entire rc.local file #!/bin/sh -e # # rc.local # # This script is executed at the end of each multiuser runlevel. # Make sure that the script will "exit 0" on success or any other # value on ...
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Volume keys don't work on HP Pavilion g7

I have tried the default keyboard shortcuts and a script found here, but neither methods work. I can confirm that the keys are working, as I get the correct output in xev (Pressing and releasing the ...
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No user input after upgrading to ubuntu 14.10 with linux kernel 3.16

After upgrading from Ubuntu 14.04 to 14.10, I am no longer able to use my keyboard and mouse to do anything. I can't even get to a tty terminal. All I can do is stare at the login screen, or do a hard ...
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How to get work keyboard scroll wheel?

I have PS/2 keyboard with scroll wheel but doesn't work on Ubuntu 12.04 . How I can use scroll wheel in Ubuntu because in Windows it works without any extra software. I don't know Keyboard brand, ...
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Key '1' not working after upgrade to 14.04

I have a strange problem. After upgrading to 14.04 the button '1' on my keyboard has stopped working in the following way: It does not matter if I use the built-in keyboard or an external keyboard. ...
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New install of 14.04.1 LTS version failed?

Yesterday I fought like crazy to install Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS (32bit) onto my old ACER AST180 system. I was replacing MS-Windows Vista (Remove Windows and replace all data with Ubuntu). Yes, it was ...
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acpi_listen is not working the way it should

I want to get keymaps of the keys using acpi_listen for some keyboard layout issues. But when i run acpi_listen and press any alphabetical key, it will only display that letter(Suppose I press a it ...
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My laptop has no numpad, no numlock, how can I simulate it?

Just bought a Toshiba Satellite S45t, it has no numlock! Num pad is not writen as an option on the uiojkl keys. I have installed Ubuntu 14.10 numlockx on, does not make any changes at all. I have ...
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How to clear all global keyboard shortcuts without “SUPER”?

Is there a quick and easy way that deletes ALL global keyboard shortcuts not involving the SUPER key? I am asking because in my opinion, the SUPER key is the "SYSTEM" key. If it is not involved, no ...
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Mapping the Mac Command key

I have Ubuntu installed on a PC and I have a remote connection to a Mac at work. I would like to be able to use keyboard shortcuts like Ctrl-C, Ctrl-v but because the mac responds to Command-C, ...
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Super key not working in Ubuntu 14.10

When I test in keyboard layout chart, any keys work except super key. It still work when I used Ubutu 14.04. I was familiar with super key so I just want it work. Do you have any idea with my problem? ...
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How can I open an app with a custom keyboard shortcut?

How do I open an application by a custom keyboard shortcut, like Ctrl+M for opening System Monitor?
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Switch layout with 'Shift R' only and saving file with caps letters

I use 'Shift R' to switch keyboard layout (this is very handy). But I have a trouble with it. When I try to save file from Firefox to new folder (Save as... New Folder...) ubuntu cancel editing and ...
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sudo is denied access to change keyboard backlight?

Opening vim as sudo -i or sudo - still doesn't let me write to the file. Trying to change the keyboard backlight settings on my laptop gives me this output; even with sudo I can't change anything in ...
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Boot to GNU GRUB and stops

Please read this as coming from a complete beginner. After several months of pleasure using xubuntu why does my machine suddenly decide not to boot but go instead to the GNU Grub screen and ...
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numeric keys not working after upgrading 14.04

I have windows 7 and ubuntu 14.04 installed on my lenovo PC. After upgrading ubuntu to 14.4, numeric keypad (on right side on keyboard and near function keys, i.e top ) are not working . Also tried ...
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how to create a shortcut to unlock my pc

So basically how do i add a shortcut to unlock my pc when it is locked without having to type my password and i was wondering if it is possible to remove password from the lock screen so it only works ...
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Logitech K330 volume keys open Google Chrome

As the title reveal I have a rather unusual problem. When I press my up and down volume keys Google Chrome will open. This isn't every time, but the first time I press the key after not pressing it ...
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CTRL ATL and SHIFT key keep sticking

I use Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my Lenovo Y500. Whenever I press either CTRL, ALT or SHIFT key it keeps sticking. Not the key itself but the command. I does so until I press on it 2x in a row. Same problem ...
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Cat/baby keyboard protection

is there a way to automatically lock the keyboard (preferably without locking the computer) when several keys are pressed together or held for long, similar to a cat walking on the keyboard or a baby ...
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mouse and keyboard delayed during ubuntu 14.04 LTS install

I was reading some sposts about this trouble and I have not found anything. I'm trying to install Ubuntu in my new computer. When the install starts, my mouse and keyboard are delayed. I see, in the ...
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Setting a per user keymap on Ubuntu Server 14.04.1

I use Dvorak and my Wife uses QWERTY, It would be great if I could set it so that it switches when you change user. Is there anyway to do this? I can't find anything. Worst case can you set up ...
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Fn key not works any more

On my ubuntu 12.04 and Thinkpad T400, I used to adjust brightness by Fn+Home for more brightness or Fn+End for more darkness. But my Fn key does not work since more than a year ago, not just for ...
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keyboard stops working

I am running ubuntu studio 14.04 (xfce) and sometimes my keyboard just stops working, this includes the ability to bring up the log out menu with the start button. I believe I have experienced the ...