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

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No keyboard layouts are installed on Ubuntu 12.04

Hello I just installed an Ubuntu12.04 64 bit system. I am using gnome classic but I don't think this is related to my problem. The problem is that during the installation (or just after I don't ...
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Confusing input error

During general use my laptop (Lenovo Thinkpad Edge 15 running Ubuntu 12.10) will suddenly mute its volume and stall for a few seconds, seemingly for no reason. At the same time if I'm in a terminal ...
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How do I disable <Control><Alt>S to allow myself to launch Sublime?

I've been using Sublime Text 2 quit a bit lately and want to make it as easy to launch as Terminal. I've done the following so far: I went into System Settings > Keyboard > Shortcuts > Windows ...
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Usb keyboard and mouse recognized but not working in Ubuntu 12.04

For a while now my usb keyboard and mouse have stopped working in ubuntu 12.04 after some update. At least the keyboard works up until grub, but fails right after selecting the boot option. I can SSH ...
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How can I get the Tripp-Lite KVM Switch work on Ubuntu?

I have a Tripp-Lite KVM Switch model B020-008 and I'm trying to get it to work on Ubuntu version 10.04 LTS and 12.04 LTS but for some reason it only barely works on 10.04 LTS meaning the mouse barely ...
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How to make backspace work on ubuntu 13.04

I have recently updated ubuntu from 12.10 to 13.04. Now i observed that Backspace is not working for folder(Up and Back functionality). I just found that ubuntu has decided to use alt + (left right ...
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How to tell Ubuntu to remember I have a UK keyboard?

I'm running 12.04 and have been since April 2012! All was well, then at some point in the last few weeks I've noticed that Ubuntu seems to think my keyboard has gone American. It hasn't. It hasn't ...
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How to remap an unknown key

I'm using a standard QWERTY keyboard not that really matters, just That I just a few extra keys I don't use. (Menu, Winleft, Winright) I want to map them to the three extra keys on an OADG 109 only I ...
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laptop keyboard does not work ubuntu 13.10

LG T1 Laptop with Ubuntu 13.10. I installed Ubuntu on a very old laptop (that used to work with Windows XP) with a new hard drive. However, now the keyboard doesn't work. The internal laptop ...
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Lubuntu 13.10 - Polish letters on UK keyboard

I have netbook with UK keyboard (£ with 3, $ with 4, different placement of @ etc.) and I would like to have polish letters on this layout (Ctrl+s, Ctrl+a, ctrl+e etc.). It should be possible as I've ...
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How do I change the 0[ins] key to an actual 0?

When I press zero on the number pad it opens the 4 work spaces as a shortcut. How do I change that to zero?
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Bluetooth keyboard prints wrong symbols, and doesn't recognize -, p, [, 0 (thinkpad compact bluetooth keyboard)

I connect (using console approach, gui doesn't work) "ThinkPad Compact Bluetooth Keyboard" (US layout) to thinkpad t420. Trackpoint on this external keyboard and most of the buttons work well, ...
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keyboard not respondiing after installing Ubuntu

I installed Ubuntu and made sure the keyboard was recognized at that section of the install. At the end of the installation it asks to remove the disk and hit enter. The keyboard does not respond ...
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Keyboard not working in Ubuntu 13.10

Well, my keyboard doesn't work on ubuntu if I run it on kernel 3.11 at the start-up screen there are error messages: atkbd serio0 failed to enable keyboard on isa0060/serio0
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Special characters

After upgrading to 13.10 I cannot enter special characters anymore. So I cannot write either French or French special characters (that are not directly available in the French or the German keyboards) ...
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Swiss keyboard - clamps

For my IT-project I need to use bracket characters. But with Ctrl+Alt+ü it doesn't work. What are the combinations and where I can edit these? It's very heavy to work with other keyboard combinations. ...
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Change keyboard layout when running from USB

I run Ubuntu 12.04 temporarily from USB made with unetbootin (because not allowed to install to this machine). Machine has Finnish keyboard. How do I get the right keyboard layout. (System settings ...
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Problem with workspace switching

In Ubuntu 13.04, to move an application from one workspace to other, Ctrl+Shift+Alt+ the side of switching used to work. Now, I can use Ctrl+Shift+Alt+-> and Ctrl+Shift+Alt+<- work, but ...
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Keyboard stop working after GRUB

My keyboard works fine in bios, it even works when I enter GRUB which unetbootin created. After I select Install, and I'm presented with language options for installation, keyboard stops working. ...
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Switching to Right-to-left in 13.10 [closed]

I can't seem to be able to switch to Right-to-Left which is critical for writing in Hebrew. Any idea on what I can do to fix it?
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My keyboard is coming up with strange options

A few days ago, before I switched from 13.04 to 13.10, my keyboard started coming up with options ctrl:swapcaps and japan:nicola_f_bs. Not realizing at the time that setxkbmap -option would ...
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Different keyboard mapping after installing nvidia-prime

After installing nvidia-319, nvidia-settings-319 and nvidia-prime, my keyboard mapping is different. When I press the hyphen key, it enters a forward slash. And that's just one example. And it also ...
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Need to Rebind Left Arrow Key to Right Control Key

I spilled the tiniest amount of water on my laptop and now the left arrow key won't respond - can anyone give me a quick runthrough of how to reassign it (i'm using Ubuntu) to another key (probably ...
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My keyboard works fine but firefox won't let me type.

Whenever I try to use firefox the cursor works but I can't type anything. I tried looking for anything on settings to help but I found nothing. I had to exit Ubuntu and use Windows to ask this ...
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Numpad behaves like arrow keys since upgrading to 13.10

On my Samsung NP305E5A-A05US laptop, the numpad, except for the 5 key, has started acting like the arrow keys(6 moves the cursor right, 8 moves the cursor up, etc). However, holding the Fn key makes ...
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Keyboard layout changes in Ubuntu 13.10

I use a Norwegian keyboard layout in Ubuntu. I did a clean install on my Asus K52F. Every time I turn on the laptop, the layout is set to English (or some other language, I can't really tell). The ...
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Media keys play/pause globally worked in 12.10, not in 13.10

Laptop media keys On Asus n55sf laptop, there are a dedicated keys for volume up, volume down, mute, [play/pause], stop, launch (plus a dozen Fn-key combinations). In 12.10 most worked. (Overall ...
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Key combinations: less sensitive?

There seems to be some change in 13.10 that makes recognizing key-combinations less sensitive. Does anyone know of where such a thing is configured? Here's the story, just until a few days ago, using ...
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Some problems with the keyboard layout?

Sometimes when I press the keys e, c or d these letters are replaced by others. For example e is replaced with "0we" and c with "x9a". I think that this is a software related issue, because when I ...
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Shift and alt key? [duplicate]

In Windows is Shift+Alt to change keyboard (example- English to Slovak). Is in Ubuntu it? And where?
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Xmodmap configuration

I am trying to configure my keyboard to be able to type German characters without trying to learn another completely different keyboard layout. I found the exact stuff that I need to do to Xmodmap: ! ...
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USB keyboard hit and miss as to whether it will work on boot-up

I am new to Ubuntu. Have installed 12.04 on a slave drive while I migrate. Usually booting into Ubuntu goes without a hitch but recently I often find I am unable to use the keyboard, and log-in ...
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Changing keyboard language problem in 12.10

I want to change the shortcut of changing language of the keyboard , but when I set Alt+Shift as shortcut, it set as "Disabled".
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Get macro keys on steelseries apex (keybord) to work

I just got a new keyboard but none of the macro keys work when going into the keymapping of games they don't see the macro keys. I saw this app "Xmacro" but I couldn't get it to work. Is it possible ...
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Layout changed when I don't have any other keyboard layout

I have just one keyboard layout and that is English(Dvorak) but pressing Alt+LeftShift still changed the keyboard layout to QWERTY ! How can I solve this problem? (in ubuntu 13.10)
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Upgrade 13.04 to 13.10

After upgrading 13.04 to 13.10 I have no keyboard. Fresh install of 13.04 and the keyboard is back, Fresh install of 13.10 and no keyboard. The laptop is an older LW40 1.8 Ghz 2Gb ram. A usb keyboard ...
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Map ctrl key to alt key & alt key to win key from command line? [duplicate]

I have a Logitech MAC-layout keyboard that I use when my laptop is docked. Right now every time I dock or undock my laptop I have to go to the keyboard layout options panel and change the behavior of ...
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Custom Regional formats - keyboard layouts

I leave in Belgium, I use my computer in English and I want € as my currency symbol. Is that possible in ubuntu ? My keyboard layout is US but I want to add FR language with US Intl layout, and FR as ...
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Keyboard not functioning during reboot, cannot access boot menu

Im running Ubuntu 13.04. I want to access my boot menu consists of just holding down the esc key during reboot. Problem is.....my keyboard doesnt activate until ubuntu is almost booted completely. ...
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fn keys to change keyboard blacklights not working

The fn + f3 and fn + f4 are not working, the others seem to be working fine. This is what I tried to do to fix it: I opened the grub file using gedit, changed the permission. changed: ...
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Mouse and Keyboard don't work from Shutdown, do work from Restart

I have a Lenovo Twist. The Touchpad doesn't work if I start from a cold shutdown. It does work if I restart (I can restart using the touchscreen, which always works). from dmesg the differences in the ...
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Mouse and keyboard unresponsive in installation

I am trying to dual boot ubuntu with my Windows 7 and I have Ubuntu 13.04 amd64 on a usb stick on my desktop. When I go to install it it boots up fine but when it asks to Try Ubuntu or Install Ubuntu ...
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Roccat Isku FX Multicolor - Color change

I want to buy a Roccat Isku FX Multicolor as replacement for my G15. Will the color be saved after configuration (Windows Software)? After changing the color to green or to orange, will the same ...
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New Toshiba Satellite Pro - Ctrl key not working in certain programs

I've just bought a new laptop (Toshiba Satellite Pro C50D). As a webdesigner, I use the program Sublime Text and there's a command to expand codes. This command is Ctrl + E. The Ctrl key on my laptop ...
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How do I add my Samsung laptop's volume keys?

I have a Samsung NP355V5C, and just installed Ubuntu Gnome. When I try to bind the volume keys, the keyboard settings do not recognise the keys. How do I restore these keys?
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Keyboard's buttons

I have Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS and my keyboard is: Genius SlimStar i222. I have problem about Fn(function key). To exlain my problem: When i press buttons Fn and F1 at the same time, ubuntu opens home ...
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Map CapsLock key to Return

I want to remap my CapsLock key to work as if it was a Return key. I've created a xmodmap file like this: remove Lock = Caps_Lock keycode 66 = Return If i run it from Terminal: xmodmap ...
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Ubuntu (12.04 LTS) and SteelSeries Apex Gaming Keyboard

Has anyone successfully gotten the macro buttons working with the SteelSeries Apex Gaming keyboard (MX1-MX10)?
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xmodmap reverting periodically

I'm using xmodmap to swap control and command keys on my macbook pro. However, periodically the key revert back to their original state and this is becoming quite annoying. I'm on Ubuntu 13.10 and I ...
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iMac keyboard not connecting to GRUB

I recently installed Ubuntu on my late 2011 iMac 27'on a separate partition to OSX Mavericks and found after accidentally disabling Bluetooth in Ubuntu and rebooting, my keyboard not being recognized ...