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Unresponsive trackpad, keyboard and Blinking cursor in Ubuntu 14.04 [closed]

My Ubuntu machine was working all right since a long time but today when I switched it on, it's greeted me oddly, it allowed me to open my user id but after that it's been (kinda) hijacked. The mouse ...
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Keyboard settings ignored

Running 14.04. When I restart my laptop, it defaults to the qwerty layout, even though dvorak is the only input method allowed in my text input settings. See the screen shot below; making this screen ...
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Unable to use keyboard at Grub menu OS selection

I am dual-booting Windows and Ubuntu. Recently I bought a new keyboard, the problem is that the keyboard does not work on the grub menu. On the login screen and desktop, the keyboard works fine.
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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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How do I write accents & foreign characters within Chrome?

I'm using Google Chrome as my default browser in Ubuntu 14.04. Everything was working fine but after a Chrome update I stoped being able to write accents with my keyboard - for example I'm unable to ...
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Mouse and keyboard not working when i resume after suspend ubuntu 14.04

I installed ubuntu 14.04 on my Dell inspiron 5537 by USB. Everything worked fine, but after i resume my computer from suspend my touch-pad and my keyboard are not responding. So, i tried to reinstall ...
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Indicator Applet keyboard shortcut

I am using gnome classic on Ubuntu 12.04 and want to use a keyboard shortcut for accessing the Indicator Applet stuff in the upper right (mail, wifi, sound, time, users, etc.). I read through a ...
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14.04 my keyboard mapping is incorrect. How can I fix it?

I installed 14.04 from DVD and did no customization. Mouse works fine, but the keyboard is very messed up. Num Lock stays on and won't go off. Some keys work, other do not. So jlk works but asd do ...
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when trying ubuntu on win xp, I get the main screen but mouse and keyboard stop working, both are PS2

Created a bootable usb. Booted and chose "Try Ubuntu". I get main screen, but PS2 mouse and keyboard don't work. Using the amd64 release of 14.04. Machine is hp pavilion a1520n with amd athlon ...
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Diagonal switching to the top-left workspace doesn't work

Description of the (original) issue When I'm in the bottom-right workspace, pressing CTRL+ALT+Up+Left is supposed to take me to the top-left workspace - but it is impossible to switch to the top-left ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 + VMware 6: Left Ctrl and Right Shift not functioning

Before I launch a virtual machine in VMware, all the modifier keys function properly. Even when I launch VMware, but before I start the virtual machine everything works great. However once I start a ...
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Why has my keyboard change layout settings?

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 with my keyboard set to the UK layout. It's worked fine for the past few months but today it seems to enter characters from the US keyboard layout (ie @ instead of "). I ...
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USB keyboard and mouse not working after upgrade

I recently upgraded from Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04. The first time from shut-down, the USB keyboard and mouse don't work at all, but if I restart it works fine. Why is this?
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Xmonad keyboard not working (Macbook pro)

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Macbook Pro retina (11,1) and it all worked swimmingly. Then I tried installing Xmonad, selected it once from my lightdm manager and now it loads by default. (The ...
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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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Keyboard Backlight Software [Novatech N1716]

I have a Novatech N1716 laptop: http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/laptops/n1716.html it comes with a windows driver disk (who would have thought), and now that I have switched to linux, I was ...
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Macbook 3.1 “@” sign would not work

Well i've been working on my keyboard, and have been able to fix the 'fn' key. But the '@' is a pain in the ... to set. I'm Belgium so i have a Azerty, and at the moment the '@' key gives me a ...
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Laptop Keyboard defected after updating Ubuntu 14.04

After I updated latest Ubuntu 14.04 update, My Laptop's keyboard started act funny. Almost half of the letters are typing numbers instead For Example (p=* o=6 I=5 k=2) The strange thing is that ...
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how do I toggle the default hardware keyboard input off, and only use a usb keyboard for input most of the time?

My laptop keyboard died and I installed a wireless usb keyboard which I like just fine. I installed the replacement for the laptop (hardware) keyboard, and it's working too. I would like to be able ...
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Kubuntu 14.04 locks mouse and keyboard after lid is closed

When I close the lid and after open it, the unblock screen, mouse and keyboard is locked. The laptop needs to be restarted by power button. Can someone help me?
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Remap menu key to delta (Δ)?

I'm using Xubuntu 14.04. My keyboard is a Belgian AZERTY. I never use my menu key, and I use the delta sign a lot. I'm not willing to switch keyboard layouts to Greek, as the delta is the only thing I ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit a a VM in VMWare Workstation 9.0 no Alt-Gr keys on french keyboard

Using VMWare Workstation 9.0 I install a new VM with Ubuntu server 14.04 64-bit ISO. I install just the core, I use a french keyboard and during setup I enter the detect part of my keybord. Then ...
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keyboard starting layout

I have just upgrade my system to 14.04 During instalation i chose greek as the main keyboard language when i was prompted to enter the password i used one with latin characters in the problem is that ...
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Mac wireless keyboard doesn't work in GRUB 2

I have just installed Ubuntu 14.04 and now I cant boot into Mac OSX anymore. I am using the standard wireless keyboard that all Apple computers come with and it doesnt work at all in the grub 2 menu ...
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ASUS X 200 CA (i3 3rd generation) notebook giving problems with Ubuntu 14.04

I bought a new ASUS X 200 CA, (not touch screen) that comes with free DOS. I installed Ubuntu 14.04. Even as I was installing I ran into problem as many times where ever there is a need to key in ...
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Typing characters found in Portuguese

In my text entry settings, I have Portuguese (Brazil). However, I looked at the layout chart and it appears there is no ã character (a with tilde) which is a very common character in Portuguese. Also ...
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Trying to map <Ctrl>+<hjkl> to <Left Down Up Right> globally (Vim-like arrow keys) with xmodmap

I am trying to map Ctrl+H,J,K,L to arrow keys Left,Down,Up,Right, respectively, on Ubuntu OS (globally, not inside Vim). I've attempted the solution posted here, but the modifier commands are not ...
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keyboard remapping lost after keyboard layout change

I see similar questions have already been asked before on this site, by I found no satisfactory answer so far. So here's my exact situation in detail. I recently installed and customized Ubuntu 14.04 ...
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Use alt as ctrl and win as alt (keep alt)

I am using xfce4 and I am trying to do the following: I wanna keep the left ctrl as is while also making the left alt act as a ctrl and the win button act as an alt (I don't need the win button) I've ...
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Keyboard for fine-grained window placement

I've been upgrading my Ubuntu for a couple of years, from version to version. I just installed a fresh copy of Ubuntu 14.04 (and I like it =) but I'm suddenly missing a super nice feature... Can ...
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how to enable the usage of number keys while using ubuntu

I cannot use some of my keyboard keys while I can use the same keys in windows[I am dual-booting between ubuntu and windows] I have highlighted those keys which I cant get in ubuntu so in short how ...
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How to modify application-specific keyboard shortcuts?

In Unity, can I modify the keyboard shortcuts specific to a particular application? For example, the Google Chrome shortcut for "Full screen" is F11 by default. Suppose I want to change it to be F12 ...
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Keys behaving unusual after kernel update

I'm using HCL Notebook 39 series with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. After a Kernel update my Keyboard is behaving unusual, like: No Fn key Fn as Ctrl Del as Insert Pause as Del I also tried to change Layouts ...
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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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Keyboard layout is US even though it's set to UK

I have deleted the US keyboard layout, the UK one is only one available in /etc/default/keyboard you can see the layout is set to 'gb' XKBMODEL="pc105" XKBLAYOUT="gb" XKBVARIANT="" XKBOPTIONS="" ...
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alt-f2 stops working and other issues when using a mac keyboard on 12.04

Trying to switch to an apple keyboard on Ubuntu 12.04 brings up a number of issues. There's lots of old information out there on google, I'm going to post this as the current solution. 1) On a ...
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Strange keyboard behavior after reboot

I'm experiencing some strange keyboard behavior after rebooting my Ubuntu 12.04 box. I have a Microsoft ergonomic keyboard like this one. Previously, I was able to use the extra keys (e.g., the ...
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End Key is not working

I have ubuntu 12.04. My end key on keyboard is not working. I have tried sudo dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration but no avail. It is frustrating coz i am habitual with end key in my typing. ...
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Gnome tweak tool is unable to disable caps lock

I just installed this because xmodmap keeps resetting and I need to use caps lock as backspace but selecting this option in gnome-tweak-tool gives me normal caps lock behaviour AND caps lock ...
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Bind ALT + Left/Right arrow to HOME and END keys in XKB

I have tried a few ways to achieve this but none of them seemed to work, autokey inserts both the alt + right and end keys in applications. I am looking for a solution in XKB where I have already done ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 does not allow changing default calculator?

I created a custom shortcut in Keyboard->Shortcuts and set it opens qalculator app. Then I assigned to it the keyboard Calculator key. Ubuntu asked me if I want to replace the original app and ...
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Volume control keyboard shortcuts not working in 14.04?

I run Ubuntu 14.04 on a Sony Vaio CS series laptop. Normally, the volume is controlled by pressing Funcion+F2, F3, and F4 for mute, volume down, and volume up respectively. I accidentally reassigned ...
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Bluetooth connections are not displayed

I am trying to view my bluetooth connections, and I tried many commands, but none of the commands are displaying any kind of bluetooth connection. I am positive that my bluetooth is connected, because ...
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what is the keyboard shortcut for switching to subscript or superscript while using libre office

I just want to know how to switch to superscript or subscript while using libre office as many of my documents are chemistry and physics based which require a lot of subscript and superscript to write ...
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Onboard/USB keyboard doesn't work (Ubuntu 14.04)

Having not used Ubuntu in over 5 years, my curiosity got the better of me. I've dual booted Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 8.1 on my Surface Pro. Only just installing it yesterday, being the noob that ...
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Is There a Way to Force Lid State to Open

My Lenovo X1 Carbon Laptop with Ubuntu 14.04 has a problem where the screen and keyboard stopped working. It does work if I use an external monitor and keyboard. I think the reason for this is that ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 doesn't wake up after screen is locked and blank

When I lock the screen (Super+L or Ctrl+Alt+L) and wait until the screen goes dark, I can't resume anymore. I move my mouse and press my keyboard, but screen stays blank. My monitor goes into standby ...
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How do I stop Ubuntu from intercepting the super key when running VMware?

I am running VMware with Ubuntu 14.04. The host operating system is Ubuntu 14.04, and the guest is Windows 8.1 Pro. When I briefly press the super key from within VMware, Ubuntu displays the keyboard ...
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Using Xmodmap, my shift lock now acts as both a shift lock and a compose key. I just want it to work as a compose key. What can I do?

I have two Xmodmap files. First one: keycode 8 = keycode 9 = Escape NoSymbol Escape keycode 10 = ampersand 1 ampersand 1 bar exclamdown bar keycode 11 = eacute 2 eacute 2 at oneeighth at ...
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Xmonad key-binding on release

I am trying to implement a keyboard layout switcher for xmonad as per How do I change my keyboard layout while using xmonad?. I want to use Alt+LShift since it is what I have used in years: main = ...