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How to Shut down Ubuntu by using keyboard?

How to shut Down Ubuntu by using Keyboard only. [Like Windows style] In windows XP if we press Start+u+u this keys for shutdown. and Start+u+r for restart computer. Start+u+h for Hibernet etc. How can ...
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How to turn off keyboard backlight if keyboard is broken?

My keyboard had the backlight on when it stopped working (due to spillage) and now I can't use the Fn + space to shut it off. Are there any commands or settings I can use without using the laptop ...
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Why doesn't AwesomeWM recognize all of my modkey keypresses when using an external keyboard or how can I fix it?

I'm using awesome v3.5.6 on a ThinkPad Edge e440 with a mostly stock configuration in awesome (titlebars enabled, some layouts omitted, and the taglist omitted from the wibox). I have a Logitech G110 ...
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Can't type a c-acute

I have no way to type a letter c-acute in Ubuntu 12.04, other than using the Unicode codepoint. The acute dead key followed by c gives a c-cedilla instead. I understand that this is to help Brazilians ...
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Switch into tablet mode (in Gnome)

I have a 2-in-1 laptop, where the screen flips a full 360 degrees to turn into a tablet (I have the Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro, but there are many similar devices now). I'm running Ubuntu GNOME (15.10, but I ...
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Keyboard and mouse unresponsive after suspend Ubuntu 14.04 Nvidia

I have problem after wake up from Suspend, most of the times neither the mouse(track pad not external) and keyboard are not responding, no Ctrl+Alt+F1 no nothing, only the power button works. I have ...
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Ubuntu writes the number 5 without beeing pressed

I was looking at the bitcoin charts and when selecting 3 Years firefox stopped working for a short time and when it continued to work it wrote many 5 in the top bar like when you hold the key. Ubuntu ...
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Issues with keyboard/ compiling own kernel

few days ago I got a new multimode-notebook, where I want to use Ubuntu 14.04 on. During installation/ trying out I realized the keyboard wouldn't work even though it got discovered. I nevertheless ...
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Ubuntu server reset password from grub

This is strange. I just used an old laptop with broken keyboard and installed there a ubuntu server 14.04.3 iso Since the keyboard is broken the password is not working, for the strangest reason some ...
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Keyboard only working intermittently

Per the title, the keyboard often (say, 90% of the time) fails to recognize keystrokes. The appropriate LEDs are lit ( NumLock ) so I am sure it has power. There is no problem with login, all ...
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Fujitsu KB520 Media keys

My media keys have suddenly stopped working a few days ago. I have 'Googled' the hell out of this issue and have tried everything I have seen, including: - Using USB 2 port - Checking Chrome for the ...
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Why removal of Typing between 13.10 and 14.04?

Gnome-tweak-tool is unstable, having cluttering of the view in 14.04. The old Typing manager was removed from 14.04 in comparison to 13.10. I do not understand why. I would like to know what is the ...
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ubuntu how to assign key to email address [duplicate]

I would like to assign a key combination to enter my email address I get tired of having to type it out.
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How to get hid-logitech-dj working for server install

I know this is a bug and the driver was left out of the install but I have cut the cord many years ago and have 0 wired keyboard/mice around. How can I get Ubuntu Server installed with my wireless ...
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My cat stepped on keyboard, now VLC has no sound

As described in the title... my dumb ass cat stepped on my keyboard, and now VLC has no sound. I have determined that it is not a problem with the speakers or connection by playing youtube videos with ...
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Keystrokes Delayed or Missing in SketchUP Under Wine

I am trying to use SketchUp 2016 Make under Wine 1.7. Keystrokes seem to be delayed or missing. For example after choosing the Move/Copy tool, pressing the Ctrl key to invoke the Copy function ...
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ctrl left does not work

Left Ctrl doesn't work when I try to copy, past, select, cut. it works with other hotkeys, such as CtrlAltT. I tried running: sudo dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration with no luck. (It runs ...
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How do I change the keyboard layout used when entering in my sda_crypt password?

I am currently using Ubuntu MATE 15.10. While setting up Ubuntu, I accidentally selected the Colemak layout when I wanted the QWERTY layout. Now, when I am entering my password for sda_crypt at ...
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Copy paste key bindings not working in Tilda Terminal?

In the Gnome terminal or in the terminator, I use Ctrl+Shift+C for copying and Ctrl+Shift+V for pasting, but these key bindings are not working in Tilda. I checked them in the preferences of tilda, ...
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How to remove uninstalled keyboard from panel bar?

I am new to Ubuntu and from Burma (Myanmar) country. Previously I installed some of our language keyboards into my Ubuntu. After that I uninstalled them because they were not stable. But they still ...
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How to configure keyboard layout switch on key press rather than key release in Ubuntu 15.10?

I am using Unity and using Shift_L+Shift_R to switch keyboard layouts. But in Unity layout switch going on key release (when I release both shifts) rathen than on key press. This is very unusable ...
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left control key is being weird

I have recently installed Ubuntu 15.04.Whenever i try to copy something,my left control key when hit,opens up dash and asks me to type my command. how can i make it behave like a normal control key ...
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Replace between 2 keys in keymap

My keyboard Shift keys do not work and i need to replace one other key by Shift, Same Menu or R Win. How can i replace Menu to Shift? I want bind and reference Menu to Shift. Notes: Before i ...
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Ctrl / Delete and Right Arrow don't work

Ok so... this is not my first question on my keyboard so let me give you a background. I have had this computer with Ubuntu about a year and never ran into problems regarding my keyboard... Fast ...
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BQ aquaris 4.5 bluetooth can't connect

I have phone BQ Aquaris 4.5 Ubuntu edition and have problem with Bluetooth. It can't connect to any thing. I tried: Bluetooth keyboard Microsoft wedge - it doesn't show pin code. Bluetooth mouse ...
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Roccat Isku FX driver problems

I recently got a Roccat Isku FX and installed the drivers. However, when I go to click on the IskuFX config program it doesn't work. No window opens. All of the other driver icons work. Any ideas? I ...
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Right Alt/Ctrl keys constantly stopped working properly in Ubuntu 15.10

After upgrading my Ubuntu from 15.04 to 15.10., Alt and Ctrl on the left side constantly get disabled working as a hotkey and i came across problem to doing work via shortcut. For example Ctrl + C ...
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Backspace adds character p instead of deleting characters

I have an Asus K450J laptop running Ubuntu 14.04 and when I press backspace it types the character p and when I push the character p, nothing happens. stty a gives the following: speed 38400 baud; ...
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KDE: “Switch to Previous Desktop” goes to next instead

Not sure if this is a bug or not, but I've just set a shortcut in the system settings of KDE for "Switch to Next Desktop" and "Switch to Previous Desktop". "Next" Desktop works fine. Previous desktop ...
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Intermittent Keyboard Failure Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I did a previous search and found no threads with my specific issue. I am using Dell Vostro 3560 running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. The problem is that my keyboard seems to fail every now and then, randomly. ...
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Mouse and Keyboard slow and unreactive in ubuntu 15.10

I have recently switched to Ubuntu 15.10, because my on-board and was-legacy graphics card won't work perfectly with Unity, so i decided to buy a supported graphics card, so i have bought an XFX ...
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Porting custom layouts to Linux

Few years ago I've created some really handy keyboard layouts for Windows (with Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator) and Mac OS X (with Ukulele). The main idea was to combine Ukrainian and Russian ...
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keyboard in tty behaves wrong after login as root

I am not sure if it's the keyboard layout or what. after sudo su the keyboard doesn't work correctly. For example there is no letter 'i' or '.' It really troubles that I can't use i. Can't even ...
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No keyboard input on login screen

On the screen where I would normally enter my password to unlock my computer I cannot type anything. I've tried switching USB ports for my keyboard and even check to see if the keyboard does work in ...
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Surface Pro 3 Type Cover Not Working Ubuntu 15.10 [duplicate]

I would just like to put it out there that I am a complete noob on linux buti am open to learn. So here is the problem i am having: I did a fresh install of Ubuntu 15.10 on my Surface Pro 3 (no ...
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How to mimic Menu key using xte?

My laptop is woefully missing the Menu key, but I have some extra buttons on my mouse so I hoped to map one of them to the missing Menu key - as explained in several answers on AskUbuntu, for example ...
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New Ubunt 15.10 Install - Mouse issues, Highlight, Copy/Paste, Left click

So, I recently installed Ubuntu Gnome 15.10 on my older Asus K50IJ to do some web development and have a dedicated shell environment on the go. I have noticed some very odd mouse behaviors including ...
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Disable FN Key: Copy/Paste Shortcut from Windows Host to Ubuntu guest

I'm running Ubuntu 14.03 LTS on VMware Workstation 12 Pro using Windows 10. The language support on Ubuntu is English (United Kingdom) and English (United Kingdom) on Windows. For text entry on ...
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2 keyboards at the same time

I have 2 keyboards connected to my laptop. One is the built-in keyboard and the other is a Logitech keyboard. I am using Solaar and I think it blocks the built-in one because I can't use it when the ...
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Temporarily slow down mouse by pressing shift key

sometimes high precision while using mouse is needed, e.g. when resizing windows, cropping images. It would be very convenient to have some sort of mouse speed modifier key which while pressed down ...
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Logitech G-Keys help

I know that there are a few posts about the G keys for logitechs keyboards but I am new to Ubuntu and I need some help. I found this post and it explained exactly how to get it to work but I am not ...
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Is im-switch still needed?

In previous releases I needed im-switch to set xim so I can use pan-european characters without having to switch languages. With trusty I see that the default input management is provided by ...
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Change keyboard layout?

I installed Ubuntu 15.10 on my dell Latitude E5400, keyboard is 102 layout. how I can change my English keyboard layout Chart to English (102)? My laptop keyboard can be seen here.
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Several issues after installing Ubuntu 14.04 (keyboard/mouse not working, login screen glitches)

Okay, I'll start by saying I don't know too much about what I'm doing. I've been a Windows user since last night, when I tried to install Ubuntu. I figured I'd learn as I go, but after doing some ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 persistent load error message

I have never been able to resolve an error message. When I report to Ubuntu I am prompted for authentication. Then I am again prompted that the error cannot be identified. "Details" indicate ...
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Is the gnome-screenshot modified for Ubuntu? [closed]

I am a big fan of gnome-screenshot on Ubuntu. When I press the print key on my keyboard, it captures the current screen and shows me a dialog asking what to do with the screenshot. Usually, I use it ...
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AltGr to get special characters

I would like to program my keyboard functionality so that I can get more special characters with AltGr key than the standard set. I would like to get the greek letter alpha by simply typing AltGr+a. ...
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How to update iBus?

I'm using PyCharm and sometimes the keyboard stops working because of iBus. The latest versions of PyCharm have a warning message recommending use of iBus 1.5.11 or newer. 1) How can I check the ...
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make a driver for a model M

I have a IBM model M keyboard, and a PASSIVE PS/2 to usb adapter in my laptop. I recently found out that the Model M cannot use such an adapter, and will have to get an ACTIVE adapter to translate ...
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popup volume cotrol

I use openbox as my window manager. In ubuntu 14.04, I could run gnome-settings-daemon and my volume knob on my keyboard works (It brings up the volume slider graphic as if I was in unity) In ubuntu ...