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Microsoft Wireless Keyboard Natural 7000 becomes unresponsive every 5 seconds or so

I used to use this keyboard with Ubuntu 12.04 and it was working with no problems, but on Ubuntu 13.10 it frequently becomes unresponsive. Is there a fix available for this issue?
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Enable repeat for a specific key

My "down" key has died tonight. While waiting for a new keyboard, I am using the answer here to map the right CTRL (key code 105) so that it acts as "Down": How do I remap certain keys? Long story ...
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Map return key as ctrl (when held down)

On OS X I have been able to map the return key to ctrl, but only when it is held down. This can be done using the program KeyRemap4MacBook. This is a huge help when writing in Emacs, and other ...
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Remapping Menu key to Delete on Xubuntu

I would like to bind my Menu key (the one that brings up the context menu at your cursor location) to my Delete key for convenience. Preferably, I'd like to do this through xkboptions in ...
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Keyboard not working with 13.10

I have installed 13.10 64bit using a live disk after installing my keyboard does not respond until I disconnect and reconnect it. I have tried all of the suggestions in the bios but to no effect. The ...
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Mouse keys autoclick

I am trying to use mouse keys to repeatedly click something. When I enable mouse keys via the system settings, pressing 5 makes the mouse click; however, holding 5 does not make the mouse click ...
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Launch Keyboard Config GUI from terminal

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 with the LXDE desktop. I would like to launch the standard keyboard configuration GUI tool but cant seem to find it in my menus. Can anybody let me know whats the name of the ...
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ibus -> preferences doesn't show

im trying to set my kubuntu to accept Japanese input, I followed this guide https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkwgyevmSGk#t=95 I clicked ibus, But it does nothing, I cant see anything ibus on my system ...
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Is is possible to swap the Ctrl and Super keys in Ubuntu 13.10?

First of all, this is not the same as Swapping Control and Windows (super) keys not working in Unity since Alt/Win are apparently the same key in my keyboard. So I have ctrl,super, alt/win as ...
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Keyboard/Mouse not working after installation from windows

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 from Windows 7 via windows installer. It completed (I guess) successfully. The problem occurs when I start Ubuntu. Neither mouse nor keyboard work (both usb). I can't type in ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 LiveCD - MS Surface Support

I have been working on a custom Ubuntu LiveCD based on 13.10 x64 for the MS Surface Pro tablet I have been given at work. The goal is not to install Ubuntu on the device, but rather work in a LiveCD ...
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Some function keys stop working

I have some problem with my built in (also externeal) keybord. Function keys (volume up/down, mute) and polish characters (right alt) are not working anymore. Right alt behave in the same way as left ...
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2 Graphics cards, 3 monitors, when running compiz keyboard doesnt work on 1 monitor

I've got Ubuntu working with multiple graphics cards finally, both nvidia, onboard 7025 and a PCI-E 9800GT The 9800 has multiple outputs with 2 monitors connected and the onboard is activated with ...
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Fn key & left CTRL key have been swapped! Ubuntu 13.10 & Lenovo L430

For a while I thought the Left CTRL key on this installation wasn't working, then I just realized that the FN key is performing all the Left CTRL functions. The Left CTRL though does not perform all ...
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Ubuntu file search customization [duplicate]

I want to alter the search functionality of the default ubuntu installation, which is generally a Unix default as well. When I am browsing a folder and press a letter key in my keyboard it searches ...
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Keyboard backlight

I have a Samsung Series 7 NP700Z5AH with keyboard backlight. After Ubuntu install it doesnt work, is it possible to fix? There was a "Fucntion" shortcut for the sharpness of the light FN+F9/F10.
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Toshiba Satellite P755-S5269 keyboard backlight doesn't work

I'm new to Ubuntu and I have a problem with the keyboard backlight on my laptop. I was looking for solutions on the web but unfortunately I could not find anything specific. My laptop model is ...
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Can't switch between OS

I want to remove Ubuntu from this PC. When I restart the computer and try to arrow down to Windows 8, I am unable to use the keyboard. It just doesn't work. I need to be able to select Windows 8 to ...
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Software to detect my keyboard layout. “< >” button types “` ~”

My keyboard has a button with the signs: ">" and "<". This button types "`" and "~" instead. It's located up to the left of the 1 button. There are also 2 more messed up buttons. Anyways I don't ...
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Cannot Move Mouse or Use Keyboard In Ubuntu

So I just got Ubuntu 13.10 so I could backup my files on my non booting computer and then format the hard drive and reinstall windows. But when I booted it off a Live USB I cannot move my mouse or ...
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Apple bluetooth wireless keyboard doesn't sync after reboot (13.10)

I dual boot Ubuntu 13.10 and Mac OS X. Two situations with my apple wireless keyboard: When I reboot from Ubuntu and the Grub menu opens, I cannot use my keyboard. I have set Grub to boot into MAC ...
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keyboard and mouse broken shortly after using stylus

I have an HP 2710p notebook. I am running the latest LTS. Everything works out of the box aside from the occasional panel crash; and this problem: Whenever I flip the screen back from using the stylus ...
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Ubuntu entering shell commands when pressing keys

Today when I turned on my laptop and booted into Ubuntu something strange started happening. Whenever I press keys on my keyboard it enters shell commands . For example, whenever I press the c or d ...
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What's wrong with my meta keys (`ctrl` & `alt`)? They won't stay down!

When I hold down ctrl or alt continuously, it occasionally behaves as if the key has been released momentarily. The easiest way to demonstrate this is I enable the setting which displays an indicator ...
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How to remap keys

I have the latest ubuntu software installed on my computer. The problem is that the key 'o' does not work (hardware problem) and i would like to remap the key to ']'. So every time i press the key ']' ...
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Confirm shutdown with Zenity?

I got this command which enables me to shutdown Ubuntu 13.10 directly from the keyboard (without needing to open a terminal and running something like sudo shutdown -h now): dbus-send --system ...
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Keyboard and Mouse Lagging Unexpectedly while using any internet browser [closed]

I'm using a Macbook Pro 5,5 and somewhat recently a bug has cropped up. At some point while using any browser (I prefer Chrome, but this has occurred while using Firefox as well) the keyboard and ...
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How to make Hyper and Super keys not do the same thing?

I have used xkb to remap the right windows key (RWIN) to Hyper_R because I want to use it with AutoKey for some special shortcuts. I did it by editing /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/pc modifying the ...
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Keyboard stops working after a few minutes

I have a USB keyboard (Steelseries) which works fine on Windows. But on both Ubuntu 13.10 and Fedora 20 it stops working after a few minutes. I'm also using a USB mouse and it continues to work fine ...
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Function keys + volume button issue

I have a Samsung NP355V5c laptop which has an AMD processor and a Radeon gfx. My problem is pretty straight forward, Fn + vol. up/vol. down - the volume notification goes crazy to max/min. Fn + ...
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GRUB not responding to keyboard

I installed Ubuntu 12.4LTS on dual boot with Windows XP on my 7 year old desktop PC 2 months ago. Everything worked perfectly in both Ubuntu and XP until last week when I removed LibreOffice from ...
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Right click definitions not showing

I've transitioned from Mac and i'm used to being able to highlight and right click an item and defining it. However, I do not see this option in Ubuntu. What plugin could I use to implement this? ...
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Unable to type in tty Ubuntu 13.10

When I Ctrl-Alt-F1 while in the desktop, I can access a tty screen; however, I cannot type anything into the log in prompt - as if the keyboard no longer works. I can, however, revert to the desktop ...
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Map AltGr-[a..z] and Shift-AltGr-[A..Z] to greek letter

I'm on Ubuntu trusty, and I use greek letters for algebra. I'd love to be able to type them in quickly with AltGr-letterKey. For example, map alpha to AltGr-A, map beta to AltGr-B, map theta to ...
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How to automatically select the right keyboard layout? - with only one keyboard layout

On my laptop, I only have one keyboard layout: Now, if I login in to Ubuntu 13.10, and press the # key, I get \. Similar things occur for other keys - \ become <. UK layout features don't work, ...
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Disable vibration when pressing key on Ubuntu Touch

I just installed Ubuntu Touch on my Android Nexus 4. Seems promising but there is not so much settings in the UI. One annoying thing is this vibration when touching the screen: can we disable that? I ...
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disable prtscr+alt gr+e , accidentally killing session

when i press the key combination: altr gr + prtscr + e my session gets killed, either x or a tty. i discovered this by (repeated) accident... this was not an issue for me before. my current laptop ...
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no keyboard/mouse access after apt-get dist-upgrade

So I just installed ubuntu on my computer as a dual boot following instructions found here. ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1563565 Everything worked perfectly, until I decided to use apt-get ...
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Razer keyboard hacky work around?

I'm having serious compatibility issues with my razer keyboard, particularly if I type too quickly it misses keystrokes. Razer has no linux drivers at the moment on their website, but I was wondering ...
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Is it possible to disable and enable my trackpad with a keyboard shortcut?

When I'm typing in LibreOffice I keep accidentally bumping the trackpad. Is there a way I can temporarily disable the trackpad with a keyboard shortcut while I'm typing? (I understand there is an ...
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Pointer freezing on 13.10 (64 bit), HP Pavilion Sleekbook 15

I've had the problem in the title for months, but I can't find a pattern for the reason: the pointer of the touch pad keeps freezing out of the blue (or a similar and I believe related problem is when ...
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Problem with Ubuntu Server 13.10 on HP proliant DL 360 G7, keyboard unresponsive after boot

I have an HP Proliant server, on which I just installed Ubuntu 13.10 from DVD. I have a lot of problems installing from a USB thumb drive (which is another story), but installing from DVD went ...
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Caps Locks light not showing

I've installed Ubuntu on my MBP but when I press caps lock the green light on the caps lock button will not show. I can't tell when i have caps locks on because it won't turn on. What do i do to make ...
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Disable menu key

I want to disable "menu" key that emulates right click. It is unfortunately placed on my keyboard and I keep hitting it by mistake instead of AltGr. This is the key I am talking about. Is it ...
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Ubuntu - shortcut Ctrl + Space causes conflict in eclipse [closed]

After I updated ubuntu a new keyboard shortcut appears: CTRL + SPACE And I use that shortcut in eclipse to complete commands, and is very practical. Rather than complete the command appears to me a ...
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Keyboard and mouse only work in recovery mode

As my title says if I just try to boot up like normal then my keyboard and mouse do not work and so I can not login. If instead I choose recovery mode and then immediately tell it to resume boot like ...
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How to remap key only when alt is down?

I want J to send ArrowLeft while alt is down. Also, Shift + J should send Shift + ArrowLeft while alt is down. I have been able to get this working using xbindkeys but it doesn't work in the ...
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How to automatically configure the keyboard, in order to get “¿?” by just pressing “?”

In Spanish there is no question mark ? alone, but it needs to be opened by ¿. Is there a way to configure the keyboard, in order to automatically produce the pair ¿? by just pressing one key (say ?)
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How to activate the sign @

I have just installed Ubuntu on my laptop, but I can not type @ ! How do I activate the sign @ on my laptop? Best regards Flemming Juel
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Bluetooth keyboard does not work on Ubuntu 13.10

I have installed Ubuntu 13.10 on Lenovo B520 (All-in-one). After installation keyboard not worked, mouse can't scrolling, Bluetooth not recognized... touch screen not correct! Some interesting facts: ...