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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 ...
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Reverting swapping CTRL and CAPS key is not persistent

More than a year ago, I swapped the locations of Control and Caps Lock keys for better ergonomy. However, I have recently come to reconsider the choice and would like to return to the former systems ...
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Forcing Ubuntu 14.04 to use a USB keyboard at boot

Had a water accident with my wired Apple keyboard this weekend. The Apple store has no more of the wired keyboards so I brought home a wireless. 14.04 is running on an Asus Z97 Sabertooth Mk 1. ...
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Vim behavior differences in Server VS Desktop [duplicate]

I work on a number of different server version 10, 12 & 14 and use Vim extensively with only the default options and no special settings. I just deployed a small PC with Ubuntu Desktop 15 and the ...
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Keyboard will not work after install ubuntu 15.10

I am very new to linux and installed ubuntu on for my grandparents new computer, but the USB keyboard will not work on the login screen. Not even any lights for num lock, caps lock, scroll lock, etc. ...
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Keyboard/Mouse unresponsive after waking from suspend. Followed by full system crash after restarting. Ubuntu 14.04

I have recently built my first computer and am dual booting ubuntu 14.04 and windows 10 (each on their own ssd). The hardware specs are linked below. ...
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How can I make shortcut keys move the mouse, as an alternative to the touchpad?

Due to large quantities of Chocolate Cake falling on my computer's touchpad it has become unresponsive at times (though the left- and right-click works fine) and I would like to make it so that when I ...
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How to fix shortcuts with USB TypeMatrix keyboard on Kubuntu/KDE?

I'm having some trouble with my shortcuts on Kubuntu 15.10 with usb keyboard. Distribution Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 15.10 Release: 15.10 Codename: wily Setup ...
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Using French Keyboard during installation [duplicate]

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS on the second partition of my PC. I have created created a bootable stick and copied the image using a program called rufus. I have modified my boot sequence ...
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Amharic keyboard

I have read in an other thread about installing the amharic keyboard. I am using Ubuntu 15.10 and I found the amharic keyboard. Many letters are missing and instead of showing all letters, some of ...
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USB Keyboard & Mouse Stopped Working (Ubuntu 15.10)

I have the same problem like him (USB Keyboard & Mouse Stopped Working (Ubuntu 14 LTS)) It happend after nothing (no possible reason), I mean no updates or software changes were running before a ...
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Mac bluetooth keyboard and mouse in Ubnutu 15.10?

I have a Mac bluethooth keyboard/mouse that I am trying to get to work on a Mac Mini running Ubuntu but it does not work. Bluetooth is active in Ubuntu, is this a know issues in Ubuntu and do I have ...
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Ctrl + Spacebar Causes Issues Between Linux and Minecraft

Sorry for the nooby question, tonight is my first night ever trying Linux. I figured out how to install and get Minecraft running. However, when I hit Ctrl+Space, the mouse appears in the middle of ...
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Keyboard settings wont stay on i3

I've recently installed i3 on my Ubuntu Gnome (15.04) computer (using these instructions). i3 is working fine and I can select it in GDM when i log in. But the problem is that when I log into i3 my ...
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How can I change my brightness on my two monitors via keyboard shortcut/key

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with two monitors and an apple keyboard with brightness keys. I have done some research and have come up empty handed. I an wondering if there is any way to connect my ...
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Xubuntu, Xinput and Logitech Unifying Receiver: Keyboard shows up as pointer, fails to reattach to Master Keyboard

I was given a Mouse/Keyboard pair from work. The mouse is a Logitech M310, the Keyboard is a K520. They are paired to a Logitech Unifying receiver. I plugged it into my Xubuntu machine, and the ...
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xbindkeys blocks input device

I know that there are a lot of topics on this already, but my problem is slightly different. I have some extra buttons on my mouse and I want to map them to some keys on my keyboard. I was successful ...
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Testing keyboard issue , is it hardware related?

I use ubuntu 14.04. My laptop's keyboard didn't get any damage but suddenly the keyboard gave me some problem. When I try to push 7 key it recognize as 9 Left Shift is not working. Also super ...
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Lenovo Compact Bluetooth keyboard stopped connecting ubuntu 15.10

A couple of weeks ago I upgraded from 15.04 to 15.10 and noticed that my bluetooth gear started to disconnect and reconnect randomly, sometimes while I was writing (keyboard) and sometimes when just ...
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How to activate keybindings for GTKInspector?

I want to get involved with developing GNOME, and in their newcomers guide it told me about GTKInspector and it says: To enable the debugger, either start your app with GTK_DEBUG=interactive in ...
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USB Keyboard non responsive during installation

I am trying to install ubuntu 14.4 version. I am using a USB wireless Logitech keyboard. the kb works fine till the install screen. The moment i start the installation and the languague screen pops ...
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How do I get keyboard shortcuts to work the same under all layouts?

I have just installed Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS on a new laptop (Lenovo ideapad 100-15 for the record). I use mostly French (alternative) and Russian keyboard layouts. Under French layout (which implies ...
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Several ACPI event keys have the same ID

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Kernel: 3.19.0-37-generic INTRO When I start acpi_listen on my system I can test several LaptopSpecialKeys. The brightness buttons work perfectly fine for example: ...
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Lubuntu, setting up Japanese keyboard

I'm trying to set up my Japanese keyboard. That is, it's a keyboard that looks like this: Japanese keyboard I am running Lubuntu 15.10, and want it to function like a Japanese keyboard normally ...
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KVM remote-viewer: Force certain keys to stay in host OS

I am using Ubuntu 14.04, running a Windows 7 guest VM via QEMU/KVM. It's all working fine, I interact with it via Spice using remote-viewer. I use Compiz to place the window automatically on the top ...
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Keyboard stopped working for one user - and one user only

Since yesterday, my keyboard stopped working. I type but nothing appears in the text input. If, for example, I press "Enter" on the browser's address bar, no request will be made. The mouse works ...
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usb don't work for a time after boot with “usb 1-3: device descriptor read/all, error -110”

I have an Ubuntu 15.10 machine that's exhibiting a strange usb error during startup. The keyboard doesn't work during boot. The system gets to the login screen and, for something like 30 seconds, the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04, Control behaves weird

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 on my PC and after installting the OS I modified some of the xbd-settings, then I reset them back to the initial state. After that, my left Control key behaves like this: 1. If ...
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Ubuntu-keyboard, : error: cannot find -lubuntu_application_api

I branched the ubuntu-keyboard from launchpad, made some changes to the layout of the icelandic key-board but when I try to build it I get the following error: g++ -m64 -Wl,-O1 -Wl,--as-needed ...
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How to add composite shortcut key to activate other windows on Windows Spread mode?

By default, pressing super-w will get a bunch of open windows spreaded on screen, and then we can press arrow keys to choose other inactive windows. But instead of pressing arrow key, I want to press ...
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Keyboard typing problem

last week I formatted my notebook. I installed Ubuntu 14.04. On it I had active two languages. But I Have problem with my keyboard, when I try to type special characters like -.,= all of them are ...
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Random keypress on desktop PC keyboard

I have this problem with my keyboard...I installed Ubuntu 15.10 (wily) with Gnome with Win 7 Proffesional N in dual-boot and since then, I'm experiencing random keypress of '5' key (or also ' ť ' on a ...
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How to change command-line keyboard shortcuts?

Is there a way to change command-line shortcuts such as copy and paste from Ctrl+Shift+c and Ctrl+Shift+v to Ctrl+c and Ctrl+v respectively? I often accidently use the default system shortcuts Ctrl+c ...
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Escape and Left Shift are stuck

Not sure what to make of this. Have Ubuntu 14.04 running (problem occurs with live run, and fresh installations). My left shift when pressed also triggers the escape. It only happens on the laptop ...
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15.10 Not responding after changing volume while app or youtube is on fullscreen. Thinkpad x220. What to do?

When changing volume on fullscreen app like youtube or any game. System stops responding for anything except for power off or ctrl alt + f1. But when I go back to gui screen via ctr + alt + f7 it is ...
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it is possible to connect apple bluetooth keyboard with ubuntu

I am had ubuntu 15.04 and I am using apple wired keyboard, but I want to change it with apple Bluetooth keyboard, it is possible to connect it? if so, which Bluetooth adapter do you suggest for this ...
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I want to have multiple active applications that will all simultaneously receive keystrokes

I am trying to display my keystrokes on a keyboard monitoring application while I am interacting with another application. The problem is that the keyboard monitoring application doesn't receive my ...
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How to swap the keys Alt with AltGr?

I would like to use the key AltGr as my main Alt key. Unfortunately, the AltGr doesn't behave like the left Alt key with the software I use, e.g. urxvt. With the command xev the left Alt key has the ...
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BT keyboard problem

I just bought a bluetooth keyboard (Caseflex). I managed to pair it properly with my Android phone and it works fine. However, when trying to pair it with my Ubuntu 14.04 I get a problem. The problem ...
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iI left the install running overnight, i come back, system ask password

I am trying to install ubuntu 12.0.4 on a mac powerbook G5. I left the install go during I was asleep. I wake up, come back to my other place, It looks fine! I ended up on ubuntu desktop, wow, but ...
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upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, keyboard and mouse not working

I'm new to Ubuntu. I tried reading all other relevant questions/answers, but couldn't find answer to my problem. I have Dell Inspiron desktop, which came with Ubuntu older version 12.xx. Everything ...
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How to receive key presses while screen is off

I use xdotool to automate a bunch of things, like typing strings, sending key commands, etc., but Ubuntu only receives keypresses while the screen is on. If I set a script to run in an hour, by that ...
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How to assign custom keyboard shortcut?

I tried doing it by Keyboard > Custom Shortcuts > +, where I can enter the Name and Command just fine, but I can't seem to understand how to assign a keyboard shortcut to it. It just says ...
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Keyboard problem in KDE text areas

Sometimes keyboard stops working well in KDE text environments and just type a few charachters. For example in the piture below it type A or 5 whichever key is pressed. Keyboard works normally in all ...
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I need latvian dvorak layout in lubuntu.

I need latvian dvorak layout in lubuntu. I have seen it in opensuse with kde, but i haven't seen it it lubuntu. How do i add it?
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key press and key release

I just mapped my XF86AudioLowerVolume and XF86AudioRaiseVolume keys using xdotool. To raise/lower the volume by twice the amount, I have to press the corresponding key twice. I would like the volume ...
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Ubuntu shortcuts vs OSx shortcuts

I'm just trying Ubuntu as I'm slowly but surely getting tired of OSX and it's operating systems released every few months with a lot of problems. One thing that I find quite frustrating when ...
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ctrl only partially working on a Logitech K290

I've got a Logitech keyboard K290 and I've got a lot of troubles with its ctrl keys. They will both work under most programs (e.g., right now under chrome, rhythmbox and - crucially! - gedit), but not ...