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How do I configure an Asus N56VM?

I'm trying to configure all the hardware and make sure that everything is working on an Asus N56VM-S4060x. I've made some progress based on other answers, but there are still a number of things that ...
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Typing ' twice turns it into ´

I am having a very minor problem. When I press ' (single quote) twice, it turns into a ´ (like that thing under ~ but reversed; I don even know the name which is probably why I haven't found a ...
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Two bugs with Keyboard Shortcuts: confirmation and/or solutions requested

I have 2 bugs in my Ubuntu 12.04 fresh installation using a Macbook Pro keyboard. Note: I swapped the Ctrl and Cmd keys (Ctrl and Super on regular keyboards), but that should not affect the shortcuts ...
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How to change key bindings for switching workspaces in gnome3?

I know that you can go into the System Settings->Keyboard->Shortcuts and change the bindings for switching between workspaces in the Navigation tab, but this isn't working for me. I can change many ...
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How to turn on laptop's functional keys?

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 but key Fn+F2 Fn+F3 and etc doesn't work like in Windows 7. I have laptop ASUS ZenBook UX32VD. How can I enable those keys?
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alt + tab not working properly

ALT+Tab functionality has suddenly started misbehaving. it's showing only desktop and the current active app instead of all the applications opened. For eg currently, opened applications are firefox ...
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How to program Logitech function keys?

most Logitech keyboards have function keys and by pressing the FN button and one of F1 to F12 they perform some specific function. In Windows, for example with "SetPoint", you can change their ...
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Keyboard Layout Indicator get disappeared after second login (login after logout)

I`ve added two keyboard layouts because I use English as my second language. Whenever I Logout (ubuntu 12.04 32bit) then Login, Keyboard layout disappears and it's not possible to switch between ...
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Where can I find an updated asus-wmi-dkms package for Asus N56V?

I'm trying to use the answer for 166261 question. The suggested package ( install asus-wmi-dkms_0.2_all.deb.gz package (from http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=12057336&postcount=49) ) seems ...
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How can I detect a keylogger on my system?

How could I know if there's a keylogger in my system, or at least if one is active right now?
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How do you emulate a Bluetooth keyboard?

Well I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 on a Samsung R410 (newer version!) and I have many bluetooth enabled devices with horrible virtual keyboards, and I would like to connect them to bluetooth keyboards, but I ...
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How to change keyboard layout?

I'm on ubuntu 12.04. Recently I bought a cheap apple style bluetooth keyboard. It pairs OK. I paired it with the current 102 key still attached. Anyway I noticed that the character mapping is ...
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Kubuntu 12.04 keyboard + mouse do not respond

I just installed Kubuntu 12.04 amd-64. When I login the mouse, moves but the clicks appear to be random (some are accepted and some are not) and the same happens with the keystrokes. This makes the ...
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How do I get a RoseWill rk-8100 keyboard working?

I am using this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823201048 keyboard , it works fine in windows and other version of linux like puppy linux , but when ever I try using it on ubuntu ...
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How do I disable or change the “ Alt+` ” shortcut to switch between multiple windows of a single application?

On Ubuntu 12.04, how do I disable or change the Alt+` shortcut which lets you switch between multiple windows of a single application? (see below for Terminal example) My Windows VM in Korean needs ...
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Keyboard layout switching behavior isn't right

I have two keyboard layouts: Hebrew and English. The preferences are set to allow different layouts for individual windows and to open new windows with the default layout, but it doesn't work that ...
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setting noapic , nolapic and nomodeset at time of installation results in non-responsive keyboard

I need to install NVidia drivers on my new desktop. For this I was told that while installing Ubuntu I should cross the options "noapic", "nolapic" and "nomodeset" so that nouveau drivers are not ...
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How to get back the ALT +TAB functionality? [duplicate]

I lost the Alt+Tab functionality. How to get it back? Note: I m using Ubuntu 12.04 without Unity I m using Gnome classic (no effects) session so the Unity plug-in is deselected in compizconfig ...
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Keyboard backlight not working on an Asus N56V

See this question. The FN keys are not working Using answer in this question I installed the asus-wmi-dkms_0.2_all.deb.gz package Now, using xev I see that the keys emit keycodes (for backlight ...
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Graphical terminal misinterpreting input

I've been having this weird problem with typing commands into gnome-terminal. If the command takes up multiple screen lines and I use any backspaces and the stars are in proper alignment the command ...
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When I run sudo lshw in terminal, it asks for my administrator password, but it won't accept keyboard input when I try to type? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Nothing shows up on the screen when I type my password I have been trying to run [sudo lshw] but it asks [password for grace: [] ] So when I try to type my password, it ...
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How can I decrease key repetition time in gnome-terminal like konsole in KDE?

I liked the feature or more quicker key repetition time in Konsole (KDE's terminal). The feature is actually, If you write a long line and wanted to delete it by pressing and holding the Backspace ...
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Keyboard cursor loses focus when I'm typing

When I'm typing a text in OpenOffice on Ubuntu 11.10/12.04 using the keyboard of Dell Inspirion 1525, the cursor loses focus and I start to typing in another place on screen.
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Volume control slider isn't working on Sony Vaio VGN CS170F

I have just installed Ubuntu 12.04, I'm taking the big step, the problem is that I am new with Linux systems and I am really having a hard time getting it work with all the options of my Vaio machine. ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 does not want boot if external keyboard attached to USB 3

As in the subject, if my external keyboard is attached to my Dell Vostro 3750 laptop (via usb 3) - Ubuntu does not want to boot - I see only black screen. Could you please help me?
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Multimedia keys do not work with Spotify

Even though Spotify shows up in the indicator-sound just fine (Controlling it works from there) using multimedia keys on your keyboard does nothing. When I open up Rhythmbox they're able to control ...
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Keyboard backlight support for Asus G55VW

The FN+F3 and FN+F4 key combinations are not able to control the keyboard backlight on my Asus G55VW. I could live with a command line solution so I tried the solution proposed here: ...
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OS X Keyboard Layout in Unity or Ubuntu

I want to use ALL of the mac keyboard shortcuts for everything in Unity. Example: Copy (CMD+C), Paste (CMD+P), etc. I have not found a way to do this where CMD is the modifier key instead of CTRL, ...
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Is there a way to disable a laptop's internal keyboard?

A week ago, I spilt the contents of my cup onto my laptop keyboard. Half of the keys no longer work, except one! The letter Q which is very active regularly. This is very disturbing as I work. Is ...
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USB Keyboard works occasionally

A few days ago I bought a SL640 Hama USB keyboard to use on my laptop with Ubuntu 12.04. But I'm having problems, as it works one time out of 10! On my girlfriend's laptop, which runs Windows Vista, ...
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How can I remap my keys to act like the Macintosh keyboard (like hold alt l + l click = r click)?

I want my keyboard layout to act like a Macintosh keyboard. It's hard to use my computer after years on a mac. I want to disable my right mouse click, and replace it with alt + right mouse click. ...
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Keyboard layout always resets to US on reboot

So, on each reboot my keyboard always resets to US! sudo dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration gives temporary relief. Is there a way to make it permanent? I tried: sudo dpkg-reconfigure ...
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No keyboard after suspend, even after hard reset

While I was using a Ubuntu 9.1 live CD, I put the computer (Toshiba Satellite C655) into standby. After I resumed, the keyboard stopped functioning, though the mouse (USB) still worked. I decided to ...
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Mouse and keyboard focus problem

I have two Chrome windows side by side. I click a link in window#1, ok. Now I want to switch to window#2 and click anywhere in the window. Noting happens. Sometimes the cursor switch to ...
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How to create a shortcut for forward delete?

I'd like to create a shortcut with ctrl+backspace or fn+backspace or ctrl+shift+backspace which performs a forward delete (the same as the "delete" key). I use it (fn+backspace) on a Mac and I find it ...
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Why won't my Logitech K750 solar keyboard work at the login screen?

If the keyboard was not touched when on grub, the keyboard will not function at the login screen. Any other person with same problem and how to fix it? Using Ubuntu12.04(3.2.0-26-generic-pae )
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xvkbd broken with warnings

I'm using the latest version of Ubuntu and I can't run xvkbd properly. I get these errors: $ xvkbd Warning: Cannot convert string "-*-lucidatypewriter-bold-r-*-*-12-*-*-*-*-*-iso8859-1" to type ...
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What layout should I use with this odd keyboard?

I can't find the right keyboard layout to use for my keyboard. On the bottom left are these keys in this order: ctrl, windows, alt, |, SPACE That 4th key is what makes it weird. I selected ...
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Pressing capslock will launch thunderbird

I've been baffled about this for a while. I've been trying to figure out why every time I press CapsLock key on my netbook(of some obscure make) keyboard Ubuntu will not only toggle capslock key state ...
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How to reset keyboard after running windows in vmware

Each time I start windows XP in vmware-8.0.4 on my ubuntu 12.04 machine the keyboard status is corrupt. The super-key no longer works, all the icons in the dock show the shortcut tooltip, the right ...
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How to get Multimedia keys working at my ASUS N56VZ Ubuntu 12.04 Notebook

I don't get my multimedia keys (FN Keys) working. The Notebook is a ASUS N56VZ. If I normally press the multimedia key combinations, nothing happens. If I try to get the keycodes while pressing, for ...
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automatically run terminal with certain command on login

Mother dropped some tea in the keyboard and as a result of that the shift key died.I mean it is always on. I researched and found out that there is a comand to solve that: xmodmap -e 'keycode 50 = ...
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Can no longer position windows with keyboard (Compiz Grid feature broken)

Problem description The compiz grid feature just stopped working a couple of days ago: for instance I used to be able to move a terminal window to the top left corner by pressing ...
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How to stop Ctrl + A moving cursor to beginning of line everywhere?

Ctrl + A moving cursor to beginning of line Everywhere I know that Ctrl+A should move the cursor to the beginning of the line in terminal, but problem is it's doing it everywhere. Address bar, text ...
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Keyboard / keymap problems with Xubuntu 12.04 + NX nomachine

I'm running NX client on my Macbook Pro to connect to a Xubuntu 12.04 desktop at work. I have configured NX client to start up a console upon connection. I am able to connect to my remote linux ...
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How do I change the “system default” keyboard?

I'm using Xubuntu. I've tried changing the session keyboard but it doesn't work. If I go `Settings → Settings Manager → Keyboard → Layout (tab at top) → uncheck Use System ...
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How to fix laggy mouse and keyboard on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS 64bit?

I've just installed Ubuntu 10.04 LTS 64bit on my i5-2400 system, and I'm experiencing very laggy keyboard and mouse input. I have to type really slowly or I some keys will not get registered. Also, ...
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Mouse and keyboard don't work

I'm pretty new to Ubuntu. I'm coming from a Slackware background. I've installed Ubuntu 12.04_64 LTS on Dell Inspiron N5110 laptop. For some reason, though, the mouse and keyboard don't work what so ...
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Keyboard-shortcut key-press-detection sensitivity settings

last week I switched from Ubuntu 10.10 to 12.04 and after setting up my keyboard shortcuts, e.g., CTRL+ALT+E for my favorite editor and CTRL+ALT+X for the terminal, I noticed that the behavior when ...
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Problems about responsiveness and keyboard/mousepad not working

So I installed Ubuntu 12.04, I'm very new at this and want to get into the world of Linux but have run into nothing but problems. I have an Acer Aspire 5553g. First off, my keyboard won't work. ...