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

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How do you enable PointerButtons to work on the keyboard?

Let's assume I have added the following keyboard map in /usr/share/X11/xkb/us. Why can't use the the keyboard key as a Pointer Button. partial alphanumeric_keys xkb_symbols "alt-intl" { ...
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Just installed Ubuntu 12.10 and my USB mouse & Keyboard won't work

I was trying to install Ubuntu 12.10 from a live CD and I wasn't able to get it to recognize either my keyboard (C.Y.B.O.R.G V5) or my mouse (R.A.T 7). I eventually gave up but later on I was able to ...
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My keyboard is bugging out on 12.04 ubuntu

I have a saitek Eclipse 2 keyboard You can switch lights from blue to red to purple to nonw. However, when ever i change the colour on it, it changes color yet it also does some strange command. ...
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Ctrl+A suddenly becomes Home. What did I do?

Earlier today, I was tweaking my fresh Ubuntu 12.04 installation. I added and removed (and purged) several PPAs and also installed GNOME Shell. It wasn't working the way I had intended it, so I ...
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How to map right windows key to backspace? [duplicate]

BackSpace key is out of range of my right hand, and everytime I work with text editor in such conditions where I need a backspace key stroke, it makes me look at my keyboard, and so disturbs my rhythm ...
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Laptop keyboard stops working after x2x install and use

I'm new to linux/ubuntu and I have encountered a little problem: After installing x2x (following ubuntu community documentation about x2x) my laptop keyboard no longer works. The x2x system worked ...
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12.04 upgrade lost gb keyboard layout

Upgraded from 11.10 to 12.04. Keyboard Layout from System Settings only shows us listed in options but /etc/default/keyboard contains: XKBMODEL="pc105" XKBLAYOUT="gb" XKBVARIANT="" XKBOPTIONS="" ...
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Keyboard mapping doesn't work as before

I modified the keyboard mapping using xkeycaps, then i press the button to restore it but it doesn't work like before.. For example the cursor keys doesn't work. When i press the up cursor key while ...
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Keyboard does not work after reboot

I was running an Ubuntu 12.04, which I later upgraded to Ubuntu 12.10 in the hopes of fixing my problem, which is as follows: When I turn on the Notebook, a Toshiba of the Satellite series, sometimes ...
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Trust GXT18 Keyboard not working (HID_MAX_USAGES)

I'm an owner of a Trust GXT 18 keyboard that doesn’t work with Linux.. I've read around the internet, that if I increase the HID_MAX_USAGES (something to do with usb devices) I could get it to work, ...
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Ctrl and Shift keys are sticky

I think ubuntu recognized my laptop (Asus U32U) as a tablet and after the installation I had huge on-screen keyboard. Deleted by unistalling via Synaptic anything related with virtual keyboard. Now I ...
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Problem with compiz saving key bindings

I use Blender on Ubuntu, and need to free a shortcut. The key combination is Ctrl+Alt+Numpad0. In CCSM this shortcut is listed under general settings > Keybindings. But when i edit this setting, ...
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How to open pseudo-terminal devices on terminal?

I'm trying to make functional test on a keyboard which is designed for security cameras' management and according to guide document, i need to launch the application on the terminal and request the ...
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Application to Use an Universal Camera Keyboard

I'm trying to use an universal camera keyboard for our application. I followed installation guide and ubuntu is now able to see the device. All i need is a sample software to test the device. To see ...
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Editing pommed.conf doesn't seem to have an effect

I am on a Macbook Pro 5,5 running 12.04 LTS, pommed v1.39, and Gnome Shell 3.4. On Macs you should install the pommed package to make full use of the media keys on mac keyboards: brightness for ...
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Map a key to another key as keyboard damaged

My @ or 2 key is not working. I want to set it like, if user press Alt + a or something the 2 should be inserted to the active window. I have achieved this in windows using Auto It. In ubuntu i saw ...
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Keyboard not working properly when remoting into Ubuntu 12.10 via tightvnc

I have an interesting problem that I can't seem to fix. I am running into the problem outlined here and there is a solution posted by user ecadman. However, the steps to fix it are: Alt+F2 ...
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Installed Ubuntu with Wubi on Windows 7. When I'm booting up the computer, my keyboard won't respond and I can't switch to Ubuntu

After I installed Ubuntu with Wubi, I rebooted my computer and Ubuntu loaded up fine. I then restarted the computer to see if I could switch in to Windows, which I could. And then once again I tried ...
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Keyboard not working/ kbd_drv.so missing

The keyboard stopped working on my Acer Aspire One running Ubuntu 12.04. The keyoard doesn't work when the computer is booted (ie: I can't press F12 to change the boot order) amd it doesn't work when ...
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Ubuntu 12.04.1 Server VM doesn't recognize keyboard

I installed Ubuntu 12.04.1 Server on sdb2 with this iso. I selected the install minimal virtual machine (after pressing F4) and the installation worked fine. (The BIOS knows the keyboard and the ...
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How do I type β with combining circumflex accent?

There's combining circumflex accent, U+0302 (in the Combining diacritical marks block). Neither it nor the letter β are on my keyboard. How do I combine the two to write "beta hat" like this when I ...
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Ubuntu Dual boot breaks keyboard in WIndows 7

I have a HP ProBook 4530s Notebook PC. Main OS is WIndows 7 pro. I tried to install Ubuntu (from Windows with dual boot) several times and the result is the same. Ubuntu works fine but there is a ...
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Keyboard isn't working in GRUB after putting computer back together

I have a 2006 Macbook (Black), Intel Core 2 Duo and 2GB RAM. Recently while cleansing the inside of dust with a hint of compressed air, I had removed the hard drive, the RAM, and the screws securing ...
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How do I install Ubuntu with some broken keys on the keyboard?

I'm attempting to install Ubuntu 12.10 onto my older laptop. I power up the computer, pressing F12 to load the boot menu. It offers me to load from the hard drive and from my USB, but my ↓ and Tab ...
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Cyrillic characters show as gibberish in rhythmbox

I have some Bulgarian/Russian songs which have Cyrillic characters in them. Nautilus displays them fine , but in rhythmbox all their id3tag info is displayed as gibberish. I have set the system ...
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Problem binding a shortcut to a function / multimedia key

I want to connect a batch script to a shortcut. When I bind it under System Settings > Keyboard > Shortcuts it works with every key, except my brightness keys from my external Apple keyboard. The ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Keyboard Shortcut without use of modifier key

Currently it seems you cannot enter keyboard shortcut combinations without the use of a modifier key. Is there any way to circumvent this, ie. a configuration file that I could manually enter these ...
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Turn on numlock at startup [duplicate]

After some research I kinda found some answer http://askubuntu.com/a/155683/119087 . For example this answer doesn't worked for me http://askubuntu.com/a/130213/119087 I'm using USB keyboard. Is there ...
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USB keyboard works except in terminal window

I just installed 12.10 (clean install and updates). USB keyboard and mouse work fine EXCEPT the keyboard does not work in a terminal window (USB mouse is working in terminal). keyboard is Logitech ...
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Grub keeps beeping (because keyboard does not work?)

I'm trying to use an old laptop of which the keyboard does not work. I think a drink has been spilled over it a long time ago. This is not the problem, I'm just using an external keyboard via USB. ...
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Browser automatically refreshes and Home folder window opens

I am facing a very strange problem. Out of the blue, my browser starts refreshing itself infinitely. My first guess was firefox is messing up. I installed chrome. But, it happens in chrome as well. ...
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Ran sudo fuser -cuk /var/lib/dpkg/lock; sudo rm -f /var/lib/dpkg/lock now the keyboard or the mouse does not work on login screen

Title pretty much says it all. I was refered with another problem i had to a answer which said i should do that command. Now the drivers seems to be uninstalled. I can't move the mouse or the keyboard ...
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Apple Alu keyboard Hungarian layout 0 and í swapped

I'm using a Hungarian Apple Alu keyboard. It works well, apart from that the 0 and the í keys are swapped. I read here that it could be re-mapped with an .Xmodmap file in the home folder. What I ...
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Acer Aspire Z5610 Touchscreen All-in-One Dual Boot

I have installed Ubuntu 11.10 on Wubi in a Windows 7 environment. After successful installation and reboot, I am presented with the dual-boot prompt as expected. However, my keyboard/mouse are ...
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Is the Genius SlimStar 8000 compatible with Ubuntu?

The Genius SlimStar 8000 has caught my eye for use with my new HTPC. However, I can't get an answer out of Google if it works with Ubuntu (or Linux for that matter). The reviews over at Amazon ...
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Keyboard shortcuts not working in 12.04? [closed]

I can't get my shortcuts to work, among other things in 12.04. Anyone else with this problem? I'm not very pleased with Ubuntu 12.04 so far. What a letdown!
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How can I change the function of the caps lock key within the Colemak keyboard layout?

So one of the things that really made text editing with vim easier for me is switching the caps lock and escape keys, which it turns out I can do in the GUI keyboard settings. But now when I'm using ...
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How to fix an error relating to no keyboard input accepted in gnome desktop, though keycode shows scancodes? [closed]

Running Ubuntu 11.04 x86 guest under VirtualBox 4.2.6 in a Win7 X64 host. Bear with me... this is a strange one. Once booted into Ubuntu nothing inside the Ubuntu guest seems to recognize keyboard ...
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Updated system and Firefox now won't let me type tildes or backquotes

% uname -a Linux phoebe 3.2.0-33-generic #52-Ubuntu SMP Thu Oct 18 16:29:15 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux I'm running 12.04 on the machine I'm typing this on, and I've been running it for ...
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How do I “stick” the “Terminal” window to Launcher a.k.a. Unity Panel? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to add programs to the launcher? I am new to Linux and Ubuntu. By now I have discovered that I need to launch the Terminal window whenever I run programs. Hence I ...
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Ubuntu problem at the beginning

I have a problem at the beginning on ubuntu, after I start my computer, there comes a purple screen what says: "gnu grub version 1.99-21ubuntu3 list of ubuntu versions Use the arrows to move and ...
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Ordinary letter works only when pressed for some time (letter “n”) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Periodic Keyboard Lag/Delay i am stuck with a problem. When i press the letter "n" then nothing happens but if i hold it on for 1 - 1,5 sec then it works. The letter ...
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Apple bluetooth keyboard (and mouse) issue on Ubuntu 12.10

I just installed Ubuntu 12.10 (Dual boot) on an Imac computer (Intel Core i5, 4GB RAM, AMD Radeon HD 6750 running OS X Lion). THe bluetooth apple keyboard (and mouse as well) are causing a huge ...
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Function keys on an external keyboard

So I bought a keyboard for my laptop. Unfortunately, it doesn't have the function key (though I know many people say it's useless). On my laptop, I control volume with the function key and F9-11. How ...
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How do I configure WakeOnUSB properly?

How do I configure Wake-On-USB properly on a 10.04 or 10.10 Ubuntu (2.6.36 and higher if needed)? (Wake-on-USB is when the computer is asleep and for example a USB Keyboard event wakes up the ...
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Changing screen brightness

I have a hp pavilion dv6 with xubuntu installed. however there isn't a way to change the screen brightness, i tried the fn plus scroll keys to no avail, any ideas?
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How do I switch the Ubuntu Nexus 7 onscreen keyboard to show “()”, “{}” characters?

I managed to get the "(" and ")" characters displayed once in the onscreen keyboard but I don't know how I did it. What is the secret to getting these special characters to be included?
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Mouse disables on key press, but touchpad doesn't

My mouse cursor disables for 1-2 seconds when the keyboard is used. This can make gaming especially difficult. The touchpad is fine; I can use it at the same time as the keyboard. Doing some forum ...
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CTRL key locks in until I press it again or a shortcut is triggered

When I do press my CTRL-key it seems to lock in the pressed state, even after releasing it. Symptoms of this are for example that if I press CTRL, release it and scroll in my browser window the size ...
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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 ...