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Reverse-Engineer Driver for Multi-colored Backlit Keyboard on Clevo Laptops

Here's my situation: I recently purchased a Sager NP9170 (same as the Clevo P170EM) and it has a multi-colored, backlit keyboard. Under Windows 7, you can launch an app that allows you to change the ...
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Simple TeXmaker keyboard shurtcuts messed up after upgrade (14.04-14.10)

Whenever creating a document and pressing F1 will produce the document's quick build and will immediately open a new window with the pdf view. After the upgrade from Ubuntu 14.04 to Ubuntu 14.10 when ...
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Can't modify the behavior of the function key

I am hitting my adaptive Fn key by mistake and want to make it harder to hit it (by adding shift) or completely disable it. xmodmap -pke |grep 151 shows keycode 151 = XF86WakeUp NoSymbol ...
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Bluetooth keyboard disconnecting

Ubuntu 14.04 I have been having issues with my bluetooth keyboard (Targus Bluetooth Keyboard) disconnecting within ten seconds after I stop typing. Bluetooth Manager still shows the device on the ...
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Alternative characters key does't work after restarting Ubuntu 14.04

After restarting my laptop the Alternative Characters Key doesn't work. Although it is set as Right Alt I can't enter Polish characters such as "ł,ó,ą,ę,ż,ź,ć,ń" using it. I always have to go to ...
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Something weird is happening with Fn keys

I have an Asus N56JR with NVIDIA GeForce 760M. I am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. There are a few things wrong with my Fn keys. For one the brightness (controlled with Fn+F5 and Fn+F6) do not respond at ...
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Asus N56V - Instant key

is there a way to make the Instant key of an asus N56V work under Ubuntu/Xubuntu? I'm using Xubuntu 13.04. I'm trying to set a function for this Instant key thru Setting Manager->Keyboard, but I'm ...
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My USB Keyboard isn't working

I have just installed Ubuntu and now my USB keyboard and mouse are not working. I plugged in a PS/2 keyboard so i can now execute commands. I get a lot of strange messages in dmesg: ...
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I cant make symbols with Ctrl + Alt + (key) And my keyboard doesent have an Alt Gr key: what do i do? [duplicate]

Im on a laptop with a bluetooth keyboard connected. When i changed from Windows 7 to Xubuntu 14.04 (now using KDE 4 with it) I could no more use Ctrl + Alt + (key) to make symbols as @£$½¥{[]} I ...
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“Wireless disabled by hardware switch” after suspend and other hardware buttons ineffective - how can I solve this?

I have recently purchased a Novatech nFinity N1410 laptop and am having problems with the wireless, which sudo lshw -C network tells me is Centrino Wireless-N 2230 and using the iwlwifi driver. ...
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Swap caps lock and ctrl in ubuntu 13.10

Can anyone explain how to swap caps lock and ctrl keys on ubuntu desktop under unity. I use it to avoid emacs pinky.
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Why are there mystery phantom keystrokes entered in Konversation's input box in GNOME 3.12 after heavy load and how do I fix it w/o restarting IRC?

This is getting ridiculous. In 14.10, with GNOME 3.12 and Konversation 1.5-master #4303, I sometimes wind up in a situation where the system locks up for whatever reason (heavy load from other ...
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How to type half Hindi character with Hindi (Bolnagri) layout?

I'm using Hindi (Bolnagri) layout to type in Hindi. I'm typing in Hindi for first time. My problem is, I want to type स्वाद. How do I type that half स? EDIT 1: How to type औ with this layout? ...
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Emulate mouse click when hitting a key

I am trying to emulate left-mouse-down when Home key is down and left-mouse-up when Home key is released. The reason behind that is my touchpad's buttons are terrible and I like to use the ...
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Preseed - don't ask about the keyboard

In my 14.04 preseed file, it keeps prompting me for the "Country of origin" and "Keyboard layout", even though my preseed file should prevent that from happening. I've tried every permutation of the ...
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keyboard layout switching doesn't work properly in gnome 3.

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 with gnome 3 installed from the regular repositories. I have two issues with the keyboard layout behavior (English and Hebrew): When I switch the keyboard, the indicator on ...
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change or disable modifier key (alt) which activates the application menubar?

Is there any way to either globally change the modifier key which activates the application menu bar from alt- to something else, or if not, at least to globally disable it? I use a mac for work and ...
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Toshiba Laptop keyboard and mouse intermittently stop working

Hey I've done quite a bit of googling and can't find the solution to my problem. I've also been away from Linux for over a year so if I need to provide my information I apologize. However I've ...
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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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Input lag in terminal specific to the last character

The problem: Typing appears smooth and lag free when typing quickly, but taking a closer look, it seems as though a character is only displayed once either (1) the next character is typed or (2) a ...
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How to unset XKB configuration? I want Ubuntu to not touch it

How can I tell Ubuntu 14.04 (or later) to leave my XKB keyboard configuration alone? I load my own XKB configuration on session startup (from my home directory) and it is regularly "reset" to what the ...
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Tilde key on Mac Air with Ubuntu

By default, no layout on my Macbook Air allows me to print backtick (`) and tilde (~) symbols. Instead, I get backslash, pipe or whatever, depending from the layout. I changed the behavior of the key ...
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Disable all keyboard shortcuts except for Alt+Tab in program

I'm trying to use the 3D software Blender in Ubuntu and the software is very keyboard shortcut heavy. The issue is, a lot of the keyboard shortcuts overlap with Ubuntu's system shortcuts. For example, ...
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How do you unbind a keyboard shortcut (Lubuntu)

I'm wondering how I can unbind Ctrl-Space to bring up desktop/minimize windows. Whenever I jump and crouch in an FPS it minimizes the game. I searched and found people saying to edit lubuntu-rc.xml ...
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Remap keycodes after adding bluetooth keyboard

I've used xmodmap to remap keys for bluetooth keyboard in Ubuntu 14.04: xmodmap ~/.Xmodmap remove mod1 = Alt_L remove mod1 = Alt_R keycode 180 = Alt_L keycode 225 = Alt_R add mod1 = Alt_L add mod1 = ...
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Using bluetooth keyboard with ubuntu

I just have installed ubuntu I bought my computer in France and it is a French keyboard I'm not French so typing on it is awkward. I have a blue tooth keyboard but my computer does not have a blue ...
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Keyboard settings doesnt work

I upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04, and everything was fine for the first couple of days. Then suddenly my keyboard setting had changed to english from danish, but when I went to keyboard settings, it was ...
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Added 2nd monitor, caused mouse and keyboard not to work and more

So I have a Radeon 9800 with 2Gb video RAM, Intel i7 4th gen, 32Gb RAM Dell XPS 8700 chassis running Ubuntu 14.04. I've had 2 monitors on my desk as I switched from my old PC and today I finally ...
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How to enable onboard (on screen keyboard) on the lock-screen?

I have a laptop-tablet device and I'm trying to enable onboard on the lock-screen. Enabling onboard on the login screen is no problem but enabling the option Show when unlocking the screen is not ...
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different keyboards have different layout [closed]

I have Ubuntu 14.04 installed on my Lenovo X1 Carbon laptop and since installation I have some strange problems with layout. Firstly, the default setting for changing layout is not working, it just ...
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Can't get Mouse back in gEdit after Shift Key Is Pressed

By default when you type in gEdit, mouse disappears and you can get it back by moving your mouse. So, you can do whatever you want using your mouse. But when I press Shift or Ctrl or Enter and move ...
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Multimedia keys not working after updating gnome

I recently upgraded to gnome-shell 3.12 because my unity desktop stopped working. Everything is working fine except that my multimedia keys (volume, brightness, etc.) and my shortcuts (ctrl-alt-t) ...
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Compose key stopped working (Xubuntu 14.04)

I'm running Xubuntu 14.04 with an Apple USB QWERTY keyboard. Up until last week, RAlt was working fine as my compose key and Ctr-Shift-U was working for Unicode entry. However, it has stopped working. ...
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Key's won't repeat, holding them down causes the screen to flash

This is driving me nuts, and it started seemingly out of the blue. While typing, if I hold down a key, it will not repeat, however, the cursor flickers in sync with the rate that the character would ...
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How to use(/enable) FN keys to adjust volume at my asus laptop?

I have an ASUS laptop (ASUS X53S series) and I want to adjust the volume by using the FN key and F10 (mute), F11 (vol down), F12 (vol up). Also F9 key is not working as well(this is for ...
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Change from qwerty to azerty in command line

I start my command line in Ubuntu but if I type anything my keyboard is in qwerty. I want to change it to azerty. Is there a command that I can use to change it? If I go to the GUI of ubuntu, my ...
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Ubuntu and Windows drivers question?

I'm probably the world's newest Ubuntu user; just installed it today. I'm so excited to start using it. However, I have a slight problem. I have a wirless keyboard and mouse called "Microsoft Wireless ...
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back and forward keyboard buttons do not work on 14.04

Both my external and native keyboards have a back and forward buttons (Thinkpad T400). I upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 and the back and forward buttons on my external keyboard doesn't work. Can you help ...
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Mysterious crashes/freezes in Ubuntu 12.04

I am using 64 bit Ubuntu 12.04 for last two years. Machine is slightly older 3 years or so. No hardware changes to machine - even using same mouse and keyboard. I keep service packs up to date. No ...
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Urgent problem: Keyboard of a mac running ubuntu

I'm freaking out/panicking massively. My Mac (2008) with Ubuntu 14 has decided not to work anymore: keyboard and mouse aren't operative at all -I'm stuck with the login. The keyboard is working (I was ...
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Mouse/Keyboard not working in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Ok my problem is that when i try to install ubuntu or even 'Try' Ubuntu on my computer the mouse will turn on for about 2-3 Seconds then turn off. The keyboard is wireless and doesn't work either. I ...
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Can't set “Alt+Ctrl+T” to launch terminal in xfce4

I followed normal steps to assign Alt+Ctrl+T to open a terminal window. (Menu>Settings Manager>Keyboard>Application Shortcuts>Add and follow steps) but it just doesn't seem to work. I was following ...
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how to configure compose key in 14.04

I frequently use the compose key to type special characters. I now have a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04, and in the keyboard settings it says "compose key: disabled". I can't find how to set the ...
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Bluetooth Apple Keyboard connects but unresponsive

So I upgraded to 14.04 today, and once everything was installed i noticed that my apple bluetooth keyboard stopped working. It was working fine in 12.04. The keyboard pairs and connects fine, and I ...
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14.04 Down Arrow key issue [BUG] [on hold]

The down arrow key on my HP Notebook 14 is not working when pressed, and randomly presses when not. Pressing the ONE key also causes the down key to start doing things by itself. (that, plus the ...
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Keyboard issues in Ubuntu 12.04

My Ubuntu wireless keyboard is being really weird and I am unable to figure out what's happening. I am using Ubuntu 12.04 Precise and today I noticed that webpages was refreshing after I hit the Ctrl ...
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USB devices not work after installation of ubuntu 14.04

I installed lubuntu14.04 with usb mouse /kb and usb key with no problem. After installation, Ive no mouse , no keyb, no access to USB key, no network. I plug a PS2 keyb for first diagnostic. lsusb ...
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How can I make the function keys the default on a Logitech K760 Bluetooh keyboard?

I had hoped that solaar would help, but it seems to only work for the Logitech wireless devices that use Logitech's proprietary scheme. I have Bluetooth keyboard (K760). I know it can be told to use ...
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Arrow keys and delete key not working

I opened my laptop today to find that my arrow keys, excluding the left arrow, and delete key are not functioning correctly. The down arrow brings up the notification that the trackpad was disabled, ...
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Modifier keys of Bazalias gaming keyboard are handled incorrectly

My Bazalias gaming keyboard works fine in the BIOS settings, in the grub command line, and in Windows. What's happening is, once Linux boots, the keys Ctrl, Alt, and Super are all handled as ...