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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 = ...
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Unable to type dollar symbol after installing Gnome 3.10 on Ubuntu 14.04

I recently installed the Gnome 3.10 which is compatible with Ubuntu 14.04. I am not sure if that is what caused this, but I am unable to type the dollar symbol (Shift + 4) anywhere. I have used ...
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Remapping Keyboard Volume Controls

I want to use this keyboard with Ubuntu (12.04): http://www.amazon.com/Filco-Majestouch-2-Tenkeyless-FKBN87ML-EFB2/dp/B0050ODQEI It has no media keys. What I'm wondering is, will I be able to remap ...
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Get keyboard input without requiring root and without x11

I'm trying to capture keyboard input in a C/C++ program without requiring root privileges and without the use of X11 XNextEvent(). I've tried to open the device directly, but for obvious security ...
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Is there any shortcut keys to open nautilus

By ctrl+alt+t I can open terminal. So Is there any keyswitch to open nautilus? or we should define that?
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LXDM + AwesomeWM - unable to use keyboard until application opened

I have just installed LXDM alongside Awesome, and LXDM works fine. Unfortunately, there is a really small problem that isn't that bad (but fairly annoying) that I have no idea how to go about fixing. ...
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Hotkeys in russian keyboard layout

I saw many CLOSED topics about this, BUT none of proposed solutions working. When I switch to russian keyboard, shortcuts (ctrl+c, ctrl+v, ctrl+z, etc.) not working in most of applications. I have ...
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Keyboard typing problem Ubuntu 14.04

I recently installed ubuntu 14.04. I am facing a problem while typing. Whenever I start typing within few moment my keyboard cursor starts blinking very fast and multiple letter are typed in a single ...
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Keyboard and mouse unresponsive after suspend

I have a Toshiba Satellite S55-A5154 with 14.04 installed. Every time it resumes from being suspended, neither the keyboard nor mouse work. What can I do to fix this or provide you with more info?
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Make second keyboard always use specified layout

This really should be a comment on a reply to the question How to permanently assign a different keyboard layout to a USB keyboard? Since commenting isn't possible, here is the new question, I hope ...
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Compose Key Stopped Working

The compose key was working fine for me using the US keyboard with Italian characters key mapping. It worked in LightDM and it worked in Gnome. I would press RALT-E and I would get è. Then recently ...
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Keyboard Backlight not working

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 on a Toshiba Satellite P775-S7100. The keyboard backlight was working initially, but after reinstalling the same version of Ubuntu it stopped working, and as far as I can tell, ...
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Mouse Movement + Key Press = Scroll

I would find it very, very nice if I could obtain scroll functionality (vertical is most important) by moving my mouse, say, up and down while holding down a key. I know scroll is normally obtained ...
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Keyboard shortcuts involving Shift and digits

I am trying to set Shift+Ctrl+Alt+1 to Move a window to workspace 1. Settings->Keyboard->Navigation->Move window to workspace 1 When I type the new accelerator, what shows up is Shift+Ctrl+Alt+!. ! ...