Questions about keyboards, both touch and otherwise. However, please add the "touchscreen" tag for touchscreen keyboard questions.

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AltGr selectively dropped in communication chain on Finnish keyboard

I am using Kubuntu 14 LTS on two machines, one as 32-bit version and the other as 64-bit version. I have been using x2x to control the former system from the keyboard and mouse of the latter. I have ...
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Turn off Keyboard Repeating during install of Ubuntu Server?

I am trying to install Ubuntu on VirtualBox over VPN using Remote Viewer and RDP and a slow internet connection. For whatever reason this setup is causing me to have keys repeated. So for example ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 keyboard light not working

I created a virtual machine with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS to test some command that I need to learn in my classes. But my Keyboard light isn't turning on, the key to turn them on is SCR LK on windows. But it ...
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MinimalCD - Strange input lag on certain keys `, ~, ´, and ¨

I´ve just installed mini.iso Ubuntu 14.04 and there is some kind of international keyboard features that are causing me to need to double-tap ´ or `. If I use these keys and then immediately another ...
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Root system problem

I have a root system problem with Ubuntu 14.4 errors were found while checking the disk drive for / This is a common problem. I have followed numerous treads on this site: none have worked! I ...
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iniramfs-tools error to TTY1 login but lost keyboard

New Member, Very new user of RPI and Ubuntu Mate 10.15 I have 5 R-PI's that we used as wallboards I log on to them using putty, each time I log in I get a message saying updates: 3 packages can ...
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Ubuntu Mate, Bluetooth “Failed to connect device”

I am running Ubuntu Mate 15.10 on a Raspberry Pi 2 and I'm having a problem connecting my Ipazzport bluetooth keyboard. Ubuntu detects it but when I run setup I get "Failed to connect device" Any ...
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Ubuntu XFCE no keyboard on wake from suspend

I am running Ubuntu 15.10 with xfce4 replacing Unity. Whenever I suspend my laptop (Sony Vaio vgn-nr260e, 2gb ram, 200gb hdd, previously ran Vista) and wake it, the keyboard will work fine for typing ...
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Indicator light burning on keyboard with no known reason

The mic indicator light is burning without a reason. It suddenly started after I restarted my computer. How can I turn it off again? Laptop: HP probook 650 Ubuntu version: Ubuntu 15.10 Desktop ...
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unity somehow captures Control+G from Emacs

When I press Control+G in Emacs (C-g in Emacs's conventions), it does not do what it is supposed to do, eg quit from a minibuffer, instead it just blinks "Quit" but remains there (so I exit with C-] ...
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Disable alt+e, alt+f, etc shortcuts

I am using 14.04. I tried steps covered here: How do I modify or disable the HUD's use of the Alt key? Tapping alt have no effect, but still alt+e opens Edit menu from navigation bar, alt+f opens ...
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Super Key doesn't work

I Use Ubuntu 14.04 and the first day after installation the key worked fine. But now I try to use it to open the Dash and doesn't work. I have a lenovo G-580 laptop. I have tried to open the keyboard ...
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Using grp:caps_switch with xkbmap for custom keyboard shortcuts

I want I J K L to function as arrow keys when CapsLock is pressed down. To do this, I pasted the following to the bottom of the /usr/shar/X11/xkb/symbols/pc file: partial partial alphanumeric_keys ...
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Preventing HUD on Windows key (not Alt)

I took a look at this question but it didn't seem quite to help: my issue is not that Alt causes the HUD to pop up, but rather the SUPER key right next to the Alt causes it to pop up. My finger slips ...
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My external keyboard keys are not functioning properly

OK so i just got my external keyboard in the mail but when I use it the keys are acting very very weird because when I press u it puts 4 on the screen etc... so how do I change my actual keys? I've ...
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Driver problem with the tablet mode on ubuntu 15.10

i just want to suggest a thing here . I am using Toshiba satellite 'E45W-C4200' and it came with pre-installd Windows 10. it is a touch screen ,and it has a tablet mode. When I switched to a ...
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Compose key problem on one KDE system

I have several Kubuntu systems, configured the same way, where I have enabled the compose key (I write in multiple languages), but the upgrade to 15.10 on one of those systems broke my compose key. ...
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long press super key for keyboard shortcuts doesn't work

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 on a Macbook pro running in VMware fusion. Right now keyboard shortcuts don't appear after long-press of super key. I'm curious if anyone has figured out how to do this?
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How to make a key stroke recorder (for non-malicious purposes)?

When you first look at this question and its title you are going to assume that I want this for malicious purposes, however that is not the case, it is because I type a lot of things, and sometimes (...
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Unable to boot after upgrade 15.04=>15.10 “Failed to start Set console keymap.”

After upgrading to 15.10 my system boots up the the following output: [Failed] Failed to start Set console keymap. See 'systemctl status console-setup.service' for details [FAILED] Failed to start ...
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WINE Keyboard Bug. (Keys are Stuck for a few seconds and then release) (Gaming)

So I have an issue with WINE where if I play a game, the Keys time to time get stuck and do not appear to depress in the game. If I hold W for lets say X seconds, it will sometimes stay pressed for 1-...
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My brightness key is lagging severely and sometimes doesn't work at all on 14.04 LTS (HP Stream 11)

This is what happens when I try to lower the brightness - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5HEVHx7roQ. When I start up my laptop, it dims the brightness and I can't see some of the screen with the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Changing keyboard layout does not work

New to Linux, recently installed Ubuntu 14.04. I'm trying to switch between Finnish and US English keyboard layouts but it doesn't seem to work. The keyboard shortcut I add at Text Entry settings ...
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How to remap combination of keys to combination of keys?

On my laptop, I want to map menu + up to shift + pageup so that scrolling in terminal can be easier. It is not a duplicate of How to remap a key combination to a single key?
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Fn+F10, Side arrow keys (right and left) and Ctrl don't work

Hi my name is not important but I have a K450J Asus Laptop and I would like to troubleshoot closer. I recently installed XUbuntu (I had the same problems with Ubuntu), formatted my disk and still have ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Num Lock Key Randomly Turning On and Off

First time caller, long time listener. I have been using Mint for a few years and have recently switched to Ubuntu. Everything was great until I purchased a newer laptop. With this laptop, number ...
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how can one debug the keyboard kernel driver?

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga S3 (spring 2015). it has a rather strange bug when it comes to the internal keyboard: When waking up from suspen, the internal keyboard no longer reacts -- some times. ...
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How to map AltGr to Ctrl+Alt

I would like to map the AltGr key on my keyboard to produce Ctrl+Alt. I am aware of xkb and xmodmap. As far as I could tell, however, using those you can only map from key combinations onto single ...
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Ubuntu Gnome Keyboard error

I wanted Gnome GUI instead of Unity and I installed it and it worked fine, but some time later it started having the following error: When switching keyboards via mouse, the keyboard itself changes ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 and Scroll Lock on gnome

So I got this back-lit keyboard that uses scroll lock to toggle the lights. The problem was that it didn't work. My problem was that I use gnome as my desktop. Solution: (Only for gnome users) ...
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Chrome Opening Bypass

I have a hotkey string of Ctrl + T set to open a new chrome browser even when one is not open, but I also use Ctrl + T to open a new tab when Chrome is already open. It seems that the ...
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Keyboard issue with third level characters and shortcuts

I recently installed ubuntu (linux beginner) and I cannot access third level characters from my USB-connected keyboard. I'm using a laptop workstation with two keyboards, both have German layout, ...
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Keyboard sporadically assumes alt key held down

Currently running ubuntu 15.04, and every couple of hours my computer decides that the left alt is held down. it only does this if a keyboard is plugged in, though it does it regardless of which ...
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What is the use of modifier keys in Xmodmap?

I was following this question to do some remapping. In the question, there is: Additional information: The sequence of these mappings is Key, Shift+Key, mode_switch+Key, mode_switch+Shift+Key, ...
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Cinnamon hotkeys suddenly remapped - where are they defined?

I'm using Cinnamon with Ubuntu 15.04 and I've been setting my hotkeys in Keyboard > Shortcut, for example Ctrl-Alt-t is mapped to "Launch Terminal": I also have "Super-L" mapped to "Lock screen":...
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Different keys for “Ctrl+Backspace” in xterm vs LXTerminal

I'm comming from Windows an GUI applications, so I'm used to Ctrl+Backspace to be the keyword-delete mapping. I'm also used to bash and Terminal emulator (LXTerminal now, but also with Ubuntu's ...
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Changing 'Open Dash' shortcut in Unity only partially working

I'm using a Chromebook, so my keyboard is missing a 'Super' key. Changing the shortcut in the keyboard settings, Unity Tweak Tool or CCSM to the 'Search' key doesn't work. Other keys work, but from ...
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Problems with xBox360 Controller and xpad

my HTPC works with Kodibuntu 14, which is a Lubuntu 14.04 with Kodi. I want us it as a Console for some old game (NES, Gameboy, ...) with my xBox360-Wireless-Controller. xpad finds the Controller, but ...
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Fn Key with non-media keys

Is it possible to bind the Fn key of a laptop keyboard with non-media buttons? I tried it in the "Settings->Keyboard->Shortcuts" but it only recognizes the Fn + media key as an VOLUME-UP for example. ...
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How to set up custom mappings for a specific keyboard

I bought a Razr Tartarus, which is a comfortable keypad, perceived by Ubuntu as a regular keyboard. I would like to use it as an extension of my regular keyboard, in order to have convenient extra ...
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Enable Special Keys on Toughbook CF-C1?

I have a toughbook CF-C1 which is a convertible laptop/tablet machine. There are 6 buttons next to the touch screen designed for use in tablet mode. In Windows they were for things like login (the ...