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Two identical microsoft 4000 ergonomic keyboards - different behaviour

I have two apparently identical Microsoft Ergonomic 4000 1v0 keyboards, both purchased around the same time 4 or 5 yeas ago. Keyboard 1 works just fine with Ubuntu 12 thru 14. Ive been using it since ...
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How to write Czech letters on Ubuntu Touch with hardware keyboard?

I would like to write Czech texts on Ubuntu Touch with a hardware keyboard. I have set the hardware keyboard layout to "České (QWERTY)", however I can't write some Czech letters such as "ó" or "ď", ...
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Tildes won't work in my Spanish keyboard

Using Ubuntu 16.04 with a Spanish keyboard, tildes are not working ("ñ", "ç" work ok). Instead of "balón" I can only type "bal´on". In my 'lxkeymap' application, I configure "Spanish" with all the ...
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How can I swap Super and Ctrl *except* in Terminal?

As a 10+ year OS X refugee using Ubuntu 14.04, I'm trying to get my keyboard set-up as close to OS X as possible, and I'm actually using the Apple Keyboard with Numeric Keypad (and have already found ...
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Workspace navigation in Ubuntu 16.04

I just updated from 14.04 to 16.04. And noticed that the workspace navigation got a bit messed up. If I don't have active windows on the current desktop or if certain windows are active (like system ...
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Synapse launcher crashes after any input from keyboard

Everything worked perfectly after I installed it, but from this morning, every time when I launch it using Ctrl + spacebar it crashes immediately after I start typing anything from keyboard (even when ...
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How to set Japanese as input source?

I am trying to learn Japanese, and I thought that as a part of this it would be good if my computer allowed me to type in Japanese, however after installing the Japanese language packs and setting my ...
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How to make my Toshiba u940 laptop's keyboard backlit to work?

I am using the latest Xubuntu x64 version as of this posting.. It's installed in dual boot with Windows 10.. the KB Backlight is working when I boot on Windows and from the bios.. The moment It enters ...
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Enable [Fn]+[cursor arrows] on lock/login screen to change volume and brightness

Having a new Acer Aspire E17 E5-773G with Ubuntu 16.04 on it, I experience that the keyboard combinations to adjust volume (Fn + ↑/↓) and brightness (Fn + ←/→) do not work on the login screen or lock ...
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Ubuntu Mate 16.04 doesn't ask for pairing code to connect Apple Keyboard

I have a Linux Ubuntu Mate 16.04 on an Intel NUC i5 NUC5i5RYK. I had problems with headphones jack, just after 1 month was been purchased, and sent it to warranty, Intel changed it for a new one. ...
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Key remap in Gedit/Ubuntu

I'm programming with Scandinavian keyboard where the braces are a problem ([ is AltGr-8 etc.) I'd like to remap the letter å (the key right from p) to print [] and bring the focus between the braces....
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Ubuntu dropping USB Keyboard Chars

I bought a barcode reader which connects over USB and mimics a keyboard. Connecting to Windows, the barcode is read correctly but connecting to Ubuntu, it drops some repeating chars. It consistently ...
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USB G.Skill KM780 MX Keyboard

Is there any method/driver/trick to use my USB G.Skill KM780 MX Keyboard on Ubuntu Linux? Thanks for your time
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keyboard not accepting input after opening Chrome or Chromium in VNC session in Ubuntu 15

I am running Ubuntu 15.10 and 15.04 on a couple of servers that I admin and access using VNC sessions most of the time. When I open Chrome or Chromium in these machines, the system asks me to unlock ...
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How to enable Alt-Gr on Ubuntu 16.04?

On my Ubuntu 16.04 laptop installation, Alt-Gr does not work. So I cannot type characters like {, }, ~, | etc. (doing this on my PC where everything works). I tried various suggestions from multiple ...
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Keys and combos with l-alt, l-ctrl, super not working except shift+l-alt

My left side keyboard shortcuts are not working, strangely except left-shift (or right) + left-alt. Also, without any combinations, keys super, l-alt and l-ctrl are not working as well. Could somebody,...
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Ubuntu 15.04 Can't pair apple bluetooth keyboard

I can't get my Apple Bluetooth keyboard to pair with Ubuntu 15.04. Does anyone have any idea how to fix this? user:~$ sudo rfkill list [sudo] password for rufus: 0: hci0: Bluetooth Soft blocked: ...
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Map a key to another key as keyboard damaged

My @ or 2 key is not working. I want to set it like, if user press Alt + a or something the 2 should be inserted to the active window. I have achieved this in windows using Auto It. In ubuntu i saw ...
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How to add keyboard shortcuts to Awesome WM

I've installed awesome3 wm on Ubuntu Server 10.04. I managed it to work properly now I could use some keyboard shortcuts to start programs like gmrun, firefox or whatever.
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Keyboard problems, keys messed up

Few minutes ago my keyboard messed up, when i press one key two symbols appear for example when i press g it comes out as bg when pressing enter it printscreens any idea how to bring it to normal?
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L and S keys treated as shortcuts in Gnome

Seemingly at random, my GNOME 3.20 environment on Ubuntu 16.04 has started interpreting every unshifted lowercase L as a shortcut to Gnome Help and every S as a toggle for the on-screen keyboard. The ...
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Kubuntu 15.10 - keyboard works … sometimes

My (usb) keyboard works perfectly on Windows. On Kubuntu 15.10, though, it is notoriously unreliable. It works ... mostly, sometimes it doesn't. But when it does, I must not touch capslock or the ...
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USB keyboard doesn`t work after upgrade to Ubuntu 16.04

I have a4tech 7600N keyboard and mouse with one USB adapter. Mouse works OK, but keyboard not. There is no response on any button pressed. Here is my dmesg output after installing usb adapter: [ 1854....
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Change keyboard layout shortcut stopped working after updates yesterday

I usually have the change keyboard layout shortcut key set to Alt+Shift (like Windows). After an update yesterday this stopped working. I've tried changing the shortcut to some other combination, but ...
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USB Keyboard not recognized during installation

USB Keyboard not recognized during installation at language select screen. Tab, space, enter don't work. 16.04 server, Acer, intel. How to fix?
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Thinkpad W540 internal input devices not detected in Ubuntu 15.04

The touchpad, trackpoint, and keyboard aren't detected after boot. I know that the keyboard still works because I can use it to navigate the BIOS. Looking at my X server's log, I can see that my ...
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Server install freezes at 'Select Language'

Okay this is embarrassing but we have no where else to go on this. Trying to install 16.04 LTS Server and when we get to the 'Select Language' the keyboard and mouse no longer respond. We thought at ...
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Make the zoom slider of Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 and 7000 scroll up and down, in 14.04 (Trusty)

I tried to use this tutorial to make scroll switch work on my Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000. But I face following error: sudo: /lib/udev/keymap: command not found I have udev version ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 workspace switch hotkeys

I upgraded my Ubuntu from 12.04 to 14.04 and hotkeys for switching workspaces (Ctrl + Alt + arrow keys) are not working anymore. I checked in System Settings > Keyboard > Shortcuts to make sure that ...
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Issue with vertical bar and space

When I enter this: echo test | grep test grep: command not found This is very annoying and happends because of AltGr + space (when you type in a hurry, still pressing AltGr while hitting space) ...
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Brightness randomly up and down on MSI laptop

I am experiencing this issue on my MSI GS60. It starts happening as soon as I use an Fn Key for the first time while running Ubuntu (I have also tested the issue on Arch and it's even worse there). ...
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Corsair K40 keyboard

https://github.com/cvuchener/k90-linux-driver/https://github.com/cvuchener/k90-linux-driver/ hid-generic takes control of the K90 keyboard, you need to unbind it (at least for the interface 0 of the ...
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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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Stuck on “Minimal BASH-like line editing” and keyboard not working

Today i have installed Ubuntu 16.04. After restart, it shows the "Minimal BASH-like line editing..." error (i have read about it here). But the keyboard is not recognised even to access BIOS, so i can'...
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Enabling numlock

I want numlock enabled everytime when Ubuntu starts. Here I found a guide how to do it, I just can not get into "Keyboard Preferences". When I go into "Keyboard" there are just "Typing" and "Shortcuts"...
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Two keys swapped on Bluetooth keyboard

I have a notebook with ubuntu 16.04 installed and keyboard layout german. I use the notebook with an external Bluetooth Keyboard (Logitech K810). On this Keyboard the two Keys < and ^ are swapped. ...
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Keyboard Key Insert do not work?

I got the Problem that the Keyboard Key shift+ins on the application or number pad does not work (I mean the one on the right side. Not that "ins" near the letter keys right above). The six keys near ...
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change color on msi keyboard steelseries

I installed ubuntu 15.10 on my msi GS70. I want to change the keyboard color, i can light up/down with fn+ and fn- but I can't change the color. I tried to follow: Getting MSI GT70 GT60 ONC LEDs on ...
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Custom keyboard shortcut not working

I want a keyboard shortcut to mute my system microphones unless I'm on a conference call or something and WANT it to be on. It wouldn't be ideal - I wish it were system wide with an indicator with a ...
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redirect scientific paper to sci-hub datebase by shell script with keyboard

i usually read paper ; so as i can't buy all of them, i download some of them from sci-hub.cc website, for this action you could append sci-hub.cc to website's paper and you can get PDF from that ...
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Apple Wireless Keyboard won't connect in 15.10

I have an Apple Wireless Keyboard and Trackpad (2 AA battery version of both, not the latest models that charge via a lightning cable), running Ubuntu 15.10 64-bit on an Intel NUC6i5SYK, kernel 4.2.0-...
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“Return Key” for terminal on a spanish (windows) keyboard

Does anyone know which key is "return key" in spanish keyboard (windows) or is there a way to bind the key without shutting down?
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How do I create a literal control character in Kate?

I frequently use the ASCII character 31 ( Unit Separator; Ctrl-_ ) as a field delimiter for the work that I do. Using the bash command line, I can enter a literal control character by pressing Ctrl-V ...
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Chromebook Ubuntu Delete Key

Hi wondering how to go about this, I have a Chromebook with Xubuntu installed on it. This Chromebook has no Delete key however it'd be really useful to have now and I'm unsure about how to gain the ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Can't pair apple bluetooth keyboard

With Ubuntu Mate 16.04, I could connect, but when startup takes a long time to reconnect, and now can't connect anymore. I have folowing this instruccions (the same problem with Ubuntu 15.04) ...
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Detect: New accelerator (keybind) for M$ Wireless Keyboard 3000 v2.0

How do I get Keyboard > Shortcuts > New Accelerator to detect / recognize my Microsoft Wireless 3000 v2.0 keyboard? I'm trying to bind the Zoom and Docs / Pics keys Also, there are keys at the top 1-...
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How does Ubuntu map Fn-keys and hardware buttons

How does Ubuntu know how to handle Fn-keys and hardware buttons such as the volume buttons? I am using a Thinkpad W530. For example, when I stop lightdm, stop the acpid daemon, and kill X. I have ...
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Enable the keyboard backlights on supported Lenovo (e.g. Carbon X1) with command

Some Lenovo laptops have keyboard backlights, and they can be turned on using Fn + Space. There are three states: off, normal and bright. When I start Ubuntu, these laptops always default back to a ...
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Acer TravelMate P238-M Backlit keyboard Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

recently I got Acer TravelMate P238-M with the following hardware: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6200U CPU @ 2.30GHz 16GB RAM 256GB SSD 13,3" FHD Display Everything is working out of the box, except the ...
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Create a shortcut for broken key in keyboard?

My friend's u key is not working in it's keyboard. Is it possible to create a shortcut for u and U in Ubuntu?