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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS - Consistent boot and desktop problems

I finally found it in myself to make the switch to Ubuntu from Windows XP (one month after support had ended for it). I am enjoying my time with Ubuntu, but I have been having some issues that are ...
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Change keyboard layout permanently in Xubuntu 14.04

I have a fresh Xubuntu 14.04 Trusty Thar installation (not upgrade) and I need to change my keyboard layout each time I boot. These are the contents of file /etc/default/keyboard: XKBMODEL="pc105" ...
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Brightness fn key shortcut doesn't work on ASUS laptop

The brightness shortcuts via fn key don't work. I tried each solution from this answer and its comments. After editing /etc/default/grub file I rebooted. GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="acpi_osi=Linux" ...
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Where has /lib/udev/keymap gone? How do I adjust keymaps in Trusty?

I tried to use this tutorial to make scroll switch work on my Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000. But I face following error: sudo: /lib/udev/keymap: command not found I have udev version ...
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Execute script as root on global hotkey independent of logged in user?

Desired scenario: Upon system boot, a bash script is loaded which listens for a specific global keypress, independent of logged in user, also listening in the lock screen. Upon a specific keypress, a ...
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Map Double Click to Key Combination

I'm currently using xbindkeys and xdotool to map certain keyboard/mouse combinations to various keyboard shortcuts. Now, I'm trying to set up my mouse such that double-clicking the middle mouse ...
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Keyboard backlight only stays on in a light environment

So on my ASUS laptop (Q501LA), I can adjust the keyboard backlight with the hotkeys just fine, but the backlight seems to behave opposite to what you would expect - in a dark environment (like a room ...
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Keyboard locks and prevents typing

Sometimes my keyboard locks. I mean I can use my mouse but nothing I type gets into screen. (I guess it might be related with watching youtube videos... but I think this happens even without ...
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UK Macintosh USB keyboard mapping incorrect after 14.04 update. How can I fix it?

After updating to 14.04, my keyboard layout isn't quite right. I'm using a wired usb macintosh keyboard with UK keys. It used to be ok before the update, I even blogged about the need to select ...
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Map “Home”, “End”, “PgUp” “PgDown” on HP Mini

I have an HP Mini 110, which comes without any Home, End, Page Up or Page Down keys. According to an official support page, those keys should be mapped to Fn+Arrow, but that doesn't work on my ...
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no windows category in keyboard shortcuts when using gnome classic

One of the first things I do after installing a Linux distribution is to define a keyboard shortcut for "maximize window vertically". In Ubuntu (unity) this is done via system settings -> keyboard -> ...
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How do I disable keyboard autorepeat?

How do I disable the keyboard feature whereby holding down a key causes it to start automatically repeating?
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apostrophe as dead key prints apostrophe before special character

Since this morning i have strange bug. I have apostrophe as dead key for latvian characters. Everything was fine untill this morning. Now when i hit apostrophe and, for exapmple "a", i get "'ā" ...
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Keyboard shortcuts keep resetting

There is a conflict between the Ubuntu keyboard shortcut Ctrl-Alt-S (which does "toggle shaded state") and the emacs macro Ctrl-Alt-S, which invokes forward-search-regex, which of course is vastly ...
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Can't type accents in uppercase letters in Chrome

I'm using Kubuntu 14.04 with the latest Chrome (Version 35.0.1916.114) and while inside any Chrome window I can't really type accented uppercase letters. So, for instance, these é á ã ó ò are ...
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14.04 ThinkPad Edge volume buttons stopped working

The media buttons for increasing/decreasing the volume of audio output and the mute-button stopped working out of nowhere. The buttons are still recognized by the system, as I can select them to ...
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Wireless Keyboard + Mouse combo for use with Ubuntu and Windows.

I am looking for a set of Keyboard and mouse that : are Wireless are Compatible with Ubuntu and Windows Don't use disposable batteries (maybe internal storage that gets reloaded through USB, like ...
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Microsoft Natural Keyboard 4000 becomes unresponsive every few minutes

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my desktop. Every few minutes my Microsoft natural keyboard 4000 becomes un responsive. The leds turn off. I need to unplug and replug in the keyboard. This is a USB ...
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usb keyboard doesn't work in initrd shell

I'm working on a custom initrd that I'm netbooting and need to break into a shell. Unfortunately the USB keyboard doesn't work once it breaks into the shell. It does however work when I netboot it ...
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Custom keyboard layout not showing in Settings

I am trying to create a new keyboard layout where two keys are inverted with each other. This is what I have done: Edit /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/se to add: partial alphanumeric_keys xkb_symbols ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS - Volume control keys

I've used Ubuntu 14.04 LTS for 3 weeks. My laptop's(Samsung RV510) function keys did work for volume changing until now. Yesterday they suddenly didn't work anymore when I turned on my computer. I ...
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USB keyboard and mouse not working when both are plugged into motherboard USB ports

I'm facing a problem whereby neither my keyboard nor my mouse work if they're both plugged into the USB ports on the back of my motherboard. The keyboard I'm using is a Razer BlackWidow and the mouse ...
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Keyboard not working after reboot

I have Ubuntu 13.10 (I think, I'm not sure) installed on my computer. I was browsing the web and I wanted to restart the PC. I pressed the restart button in Ubuntu. When the computer turned on the ...
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xubuntu 14.04 keyboard layout uk gb

I've just updated my laptop to Xubuntu 14.04, and after the update my keyboard has changed to English-English(US). This is OK for most keys, but it swaps @ with ", and loses the pound sign (The ...
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Alt+Shift combination isn't working on Lubuntu 14

Well, I've just installed Lubuntu with two langauges and for some reason when I'm pressing Alt+Shift, things just don't work and the language isn't changing. This is the first time that this some kind ...
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[Left Alt]+Tab doesn't work or How to change a Level3 Shift to a normal ALT?

I have a problem with my Ubuntu, running 14.04 LTS. The problem is that I'm trying to user Alt+F4 and Alt+Tab and it doesn't work, it only works with the Right Alt. I also tried to set a new ...
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Keyboard keeps defaulting to wrong layout

Each time I re-boot the keyboard re-sets so that the keys for @ and " are reversed; # appears where the UK pound symbol should be, etc. I have tried lots of fixes posted here and on other forums, and ...
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Everything on desktop disappeared except background image

Linux/Ubuntu was installed when I bought the computer nearly 6 yrs ago; I no longer have the disk. A couple of weeks ago, everything on the desktop vanished except the background image. The folders ...
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How to use SLEEP, WAKE and POWER keys as media keys (VolumeUp , Volume Down etc) in Ubuntu 14.04?

I have an usb keyboard with SLEEP, WAKE and POWER keys but no media keys. In Ubuntu 12.04 i used xmodmap to remap this keys as XF86AudioMute, XF86AudioLowerVolume and XF86AudioRaiseVolume. This is how ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 usb keyboard shift not working

I am using ubuntu 14.04 Yesterday my shift key on my usb keyboard stopped working. The laptop shift key works fine. I have tried the following things to fix the issue but nothing works. restart ...
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How do I swap the CMD and ctrl key on a mac?

I have been trying to switch the ctrl and CMD key on my MacBook for a while, but nothing seems to work. A lot of the answers say to go to System Settings > Keyboard Layout and change it there, but I ...
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Is it possible to record from a MIDI keyboard to audacity?

I am trying to make it so that I can record from audacity using a MIDI keyboard. Normally I use Qjackctl ,Zynaddsubfx and Ardour. The problem that I run into is exporting to an MP3. In an earlier ...
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Problem while change keyboard layout using both Shift

I updated from 13.04 to 14.04 a few weeks ago. In 13.04 I was able to change layout pressing L_Shift + R_Shift in this way: If I press L_Shift, and while pressing it, also press R_Shift and then ...
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Keyboard Only Works When Mouse Moves

Version - Ubuntu 14.04 (also tried 13.10 and 12.10) Machine - Lenovo R61e (Laptop) I have been unable to determine what the problem is and I'm really hoping someone here has some suggestions. ...
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Xsetkbmap, odd behaviour using the device option

I found in Two keyboards two language layouts that it is possible to assign a specific layout to a specific keyboard device. I want to use a keyboard as a pure hot-keys/macro one (for commanding ...
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Reset Keyboard Preferences (14.04)

When I first installed Ubuntu it worked flawlessly and the sound control buttons on my keyboard worked as expected. But now I just configured volume up, volume down, and mute to other key combos but ...
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Not Alt + Tab to find my window [duplicate]

Sometimes I open more than seven or eight window. majority of this situation one of them is terminal. also you know that we need terminal during work. So I do not like to press ALt + Tab and after ...
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Disable 'grave' button in Ubuntu 14.04

I want to bind in "guake terminal" grave ` button to some action, but can't do this, always get exception that "Cannot bind global grave button". Also I disabled ALT+` for "switches windows of ...
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How do I turn off the FN key? [duplicate]

I got a new keyboard with function keys, but I have to hold the FN key to use the F1|F12 keys normally and not to change the volume, brightness, etc. How do I change this?
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How can I enable macbook1,1 keyboard in 14.04 server?

After a fresh installation of 14.04 I cannot log in due to the keyboard not responding. The keyboard was fine during installation. EDIT: After this post I see, that its not a mac specific problem. I ...
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Using a keyboard shortcut to execute a script

Hello I am a linux newbie trying to set up a keyboard shortcut to execute a script I have. The script functions as desired, and is #!/bin/bash livestreamer twitch.tv/arteezy best This opens up ...
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Which keys to go up or down in Terminal

When I open terminal I do not like to use mouse so I had trouble when I want to go upper in the page or go down the page . So is there any key switch for that in order to navigate the page without ...
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keyboard not working properly

I just installed ubuntu 13.10 on top of my windows7. Every thing is working fine, but my keyword is acting weirdly, for example now: When I press @ it out put " and esc doesn't do anything and ...
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Switch keyboard layout while Alt key is down

While alt is down I want to rebind some keys, like change J K L ; to be arrow keys. Then when I release alt the keyboard should go back to default. I saw stuff about the compose key and alternative ...
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Key input lag when typing

I have recently installed ubuntu 14.04 (and before that I had the same problem with 12.04) on a Dell inspiron 9400 Intel Core 2 Duo T7200. But when I am trying to type something the keys do sometimes ...
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Using KVM (keyboard-video-mouse) During Installation

I am having the same problem described in this question. I'm trying to set up a server using an Iogear GCS62 KVM (keyboard-video-mouse, not kernel-based virtual machine) adapter so I can refer to the ...
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Macbook Air - with Ubuntu 14.04 how can i take print screen, page up/down cause there is no keyboard button

MacBook Air - Running Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit Linux s 3.13.0-24-generic #46-Ubuntu SMP Thu Apr 10 19:11:08 UTC 2014 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux A) How to fix the keyboard keys which are not available ...
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Screen scrolls down on it's own

I have the latest Ubuntu version and I'm on a laptop. Every window screen I open seems to always scroll down by it's self, as if the down arrow is being pressed or the pgdn key. It's not a virus ...
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How to run command at startup? [duplicate]

The Return key in my keyboard is broken, so I have chosen to make my PgDn key to act like the Return key. Now I learned how to do this using 'xmodmap'. The command I have to run is: xmodmap -e ...
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xbindkeys + xdotool or xvkbd not working well

In my .xbindkeysrc I'm trying to bind alt+l to the up arrow key: xvkbd Works okay in some places, but doesn't send anything at all in the terminal for example: "xvkbd -xsendevent -text "\[Up]"" ...