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Logitech Mouse and Keyboard Click Issues

I have a Logitech K360 Keyboard and K325 Mouse on my Ubuntu 12.04 desktop. These had been working out of the box for a while, but recently they started acting up. For example, if I open up Chrome, the ...
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14.04 my keyboard mapping is incorrect. How can I fix it?

I installed 14.04 from DVD and did no customization. Mouse works fine, but the keyboard is very messed up. Num Lock stays on and won't go off. Some keys work, other do not. So jlk works but asd do ...
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how to enable the usage of number keys while using ubuntu

I cannot use some of my keyboard keys while I can use the same keys in windows[I am dual-booting between ubuntu and windows] I have highlighted those keys which I cant get in ubuntu so in short how ...
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Gnome tweak tool is unable to disable caps lock

I just installed this because xmodmap keeps resetting and I need to use caps lock as backspace but selecting this option in gnome-tweak-tool gives me normal caps lock behaviour AND caps lock ...
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Is There a Way to Force Lid State to Open

My Lenovo X1 Carbon Laptop with Ubuntu 14.04 has a problem where the screen and keyboard stopped working. It does work if I use an external monitor and keyboard. I think the reason for this is that ...
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Unable to type dollar symbol after installing Gnome 3.10 on Ubuntu 14.04

I recently installed the Gnome 3.10 which is compatible with Ubuntu 14.04. I am not sure if that is what caused this, but I am unable to type the dollar symbol (Shift + 4) anywhere. I have used ...
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Make second keyboard always use specified layout

This really should be a comment on a reply to the question How to permanently assign a different keyboard layout to a USB keyboard? Since commenting isn't possible, here is the new question, I hope ...
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Keyboard Backlight not working

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 on a Toshiba Satellite P775-S7100. The keyboard backlight was working initially, but after reinstalling the same version of Ubuntu it stopped working, and as far as I can tell, ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 terminal up/down arrow special char issue

Today when I opened terminal and typed ↑ (up) / ↓ (down) arrow key to get the previous run commands, to my horror I am getting special characters all over the terminal screen. Even when I ...
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The touchpad on my Thinkpad (T420) no longer works in 14.04. Why?

The Fn+F8 keyboard shortcut which used to toggle between the touchpad, legendary thinkpad red pointing device button thingy in the middle of the keyboard, and both, no longer does anything apart from ...
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Some keyboard keys do not work after installing Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04, and some keys F5, F8, w, p, f, h, k, l, fn, left, right, up and Backspace) are dead and do not respond. When I check in the Keyboard Layout Chart they simply don´t ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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KVM Switch Under Ubuntu 14.04

I'm trying to install a KVM Switch between two computer. The first one runs under Windows XP. The mouse/keyboard/screen works perfectly (the first computer is an ACER Aspire (Lifestyle Line)). When I ...
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Change automatically keyboard layout

I use custom keyboard layout. I have this script for setting it: #!/bin/bash setxkbmap -verbose us -variant altgr-intl xmodmap -verbose ~/.myxmodmap The problem is, that plugging the keyboard will ...
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I cannot use letter “o” with my keyboard. (Ubuntu 14.04) - Dell xps 17 702x

After I upgraded from 13.04 to 13.10 and then 14.04 right after, I cannot use caracter/letter "o" with my keyboard anymore. I didn't customize any shrotcut and no shortcut with this letter is ...
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Keyboard stops working, can't login from locked screen window

I left my PC and when I returned the screen was locked. I can move the mouse and see the whole screen, but I can't type. This seemed to happen randomly, and only a hard reset helps in this case. ...
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How can I change the regular ctrl commands to accept super instead?

Macintosh, I've discovered, has the right idea in that they use the apple key instead of ctrl in the copy, paste, select all, etc commands. This is extremely useful in the terminal, where ctrl+c is ...
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USB Keyboard not working in the bootloader, but does in BIOS and OS's

I have Windows 8 and Ubuntu installed alongside on my computer. However, my USB keyboard doesn't seem to work when supposed to navigate the GRUB menu. This was also a problem when i only had Windows ...
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Bash change Keyboard Back-light (Dell XPS L502X)

I have a Dell XPS 15 L502X. How can I turn On/Off keyboard backlight from terminal or through a bash script?
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How to bind F-keys to shortcuts in 14.04

After upgrading from 13.10 to 14.04 Keyboard shortcuts using F-keys no longer function to activate keyboard functions. For example, f16 binded to Home folder no longer works. Nor does alt-F16 ...
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backspace working without using it

it's the first time I using UBUNTU and i'm installling the ubuntu-12.04.4-desktop-i386 version. The problem is that wherever i had to type in some info (like location or rename a drive) during the ...
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Keep keyboard from waking laptop?

I have an Ideapad Y400 running Ubuntu 13.10. I have been having a problem where, while I am carrying the laptop, the screen will push one of the keys and wake the laptop up. Is there any way to: ...
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Keyboard language is different every log in

I set my keyboard to german - and it is the only language selected. Nevertheless, every time I log in, the keyboard language is somehow English. (This bug is similar to this one: Keyboard language ...
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Keyboard and mouse stopped working at Ubuntu Desktop

Managed to load up Ubuntu 13.10 perfectly, then from nowhere when I start the computer, shortly before it hits the home screen all lights disappear from mouse and keyboard. Keyboard works fine if I ...
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Keyboard layout changes after reboot to US

Since a few weeks ago my keyboard settings keep changing to US after every reboot. I only have the Slovenian keyboard settings. Removed the US after installing the system months ago. My system: Ubuntu ...
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Copy/paste produces wrong codepage characters

When I copy/paste text into nano on a console window (Ctrl+Alt+F2), the braces and brackets are converted to German Umlaut characters. It's fine in a terminal running on the graphical Desktop. That's ...
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Enable repeat for a specific key

My ↓ key has died tonight. While waiting for a new keyboard, I am using the answer here to map the right Ctrl (key code 105) so that it acts as ↓: How do I remap certain keys or devices? Long story ...
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Installing Ubuntu 13.10, ps2 keyboard not recognized (worked in 12.04)

I have a old laptop with a internal ps2 keyboard (right now it is running ubuntu 12.04 LTS). I want to install the new version 13.10 but I found that the keyboard is not recognized. Can anyone help ...
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How to create keyboard shortcut that toggle start/stop .jar file?

# this is for running the AIORemote server from my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Laptop to run with my Android device as remote control mouse pad and wireless file transfer. I know how to create keyboard shortcut ...
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Remap Command/Apple key to work as the control key

I have an iBook G4 running Lubuntu 12.04 LTS and I would like to re-map the Command/Apple keys to work as control. I've looked at using xmodmap, but so far I have failed at it. And, after trying the ...
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Neither control key is not registered with Anthy installed

I have a very annoying problem with a fresh Ubuntu 13.10 install. For some reason control keys usually do not register. There seem to be no event given by xev. By usual, I mean most of the time. ...
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How do I alter the keyboard volume control to be less sensitive?

How do I alter the keyboard volume control to be less sensitive? I have a Logitech Media Keyboard 600 which has a wheel for volume control. I find the amount the volume changes between 'clicks' is ...
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Where can I fix control-clicking in Ubuntu?

Some time ago I was messing around with keyboard shortcuts, now I can't use Ctrl + 'click' to open links in new tabs. It's a minor inconvenience, but one that I actually find I need a lot. Now Ctrl + ...
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Wifi function key not working on HP laptop

I have an HP Pavilion g7-1260 with Ubuntu 13.10 on it. I would like to be able to use the wifi toggle key on the keyboard to enable and disable wifi. My wifi works fine and the light on the key turns ...
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Keyboard shortcut script not working

I finally gave up on getting my Fn+up/down keys to change my screen brightness on my laptop. I took a brightnessup.sh and brightnessdown.sh script and put them in /etc/acpi and then went to keyboard ...
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keyboard shortcuts don't work with MATE

I'm on a Ubuntu 13.04 machine with MATE 1.7 installed. I'm trying to open the keyboard shortcuts menu, but nothing happens. Anyway, I can reach it through: system option -> keyboard -> ...
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Ubuntu 13.04: keyboard and trackpad do not work on Samsung ATIV Smart PC Pro

I created a bootable USB drive with Ubuntu 13.04 image. I managed to boot my Samsung ATIV. the GUI, mouse and keyboard work perfectly, and the installation works without problems. When I boot the ...
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Flickering/Flashing screen problem related to keyboard

This will seems quite bizarre but that's a huge problem for me, I'm facing it for a long time since Ubuntu 12.04. My Ubuntu/Linux Mint/Debian (Unity/Gnome) always starts flickering after using the ...
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IBus 1.4.1 input switch major lag (xubuntu 12.04)

I am absolutely sure it's an IBus problem. It doesn't want to switch, lagging for a few minutes up to an hour, from any language to any language. It is selected as the Keyboard Input Method System and ...
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I want to use Xmodmap along with multiple layouts

I usually use 3 keyboard layouts: US, BG, DE. As I need the DE layout only for Umlaute, I found the solution with modifying the keys in ~/.Xmodmap. The command xmodmap ~/.Xmodmap changes my US layout ...
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Can't disable backlit keyboard on Sony Viao, Ubuntu 13.04, 64bit

I need to turn off the backlit keyboard on my Sony Viao, with 64 bit Ubuntu 13.04. I'm prone to migraines, and the lights really bother my eyes. I've ried several posted solutions, none work. ...
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Why is my laptop keyboard malfunctioning after running boot-repair?

So, after using boot-repair to fix (reinstall) a Grub issue, some of the keys on my laptop have ceased to work. The specific keys are ;,',/,0,-,= and p. I tried swapping back to the live CD I ran ...
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Input devices not working at boot

Well, I'm not sure if this is caused by Ubuntu, but it started to happen after I installed Ubuntu, so I decided to ask here... Sometimes, when I turn my PC it goes to Grub and I cannot use my ...