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Keyboard messed up in both Windows and Ubuntu after updates

I just installed Ubuntu 11.10 with Wubi to try it out on my Asus N82J notebook. Problem is that during the software updates after installation, the keyboard got messed. Like when I press "o" it ...
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How do I swap Left Ctrl with Left Alt on my keyboard?

There is no such option in Keyboard Layout Options which is sad. How can I do it manually?
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Function Keys the wrong way around on Packard Bell Dot S

I have a Packard Bell Dot S netbook (also called Dot 510 I think), and to get an F3 key press I have to press Fn+F3, pressing just F3 on its own turns the wireless on or off. I make heavy use of the F ...
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USB keyboard does not work on Ubuntu 11.10

My laptop model: Dell N4110 OS: Ubuntu 11.10 I have brought a USB keyboard and plugged into my laptop. But it does not work. Please suggest me what should I do?
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CTRL+F5 in Google Chrome in XFCE

I have installed Ubuntu with unity by default, but compiz + java develop is less then sufficient with a ATI graphic card, so, I installed the xubuntu-desktop package. The problem is: In Google chrome ...
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Swapping function and special keys on HP Pavilion DV6?

On my HP Pavilion laptop I have to press an additional fn key and the corresponding function key to get a function key, e.g. fn+f3 works as f3, f3 alone only increases the brightness of the screen. ...
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11.10 install on eeePc 1001HA locks up at 'Configuring keyboard'

My eeePC runs Mint 10 satisfactorily (using Generic pc105 keymap), but will not upgrade; so tried fresh installs of Mint 11 & 12 and Ubuntu 11.10 from cd/dvd .iso's. All versions lock up either ...
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Keyboard problem how to substitute a letter

Hi An old but good Laptop has a problem with the keyboard. The "w" key has stopped working. I have dismantled the key but it doesnt want to know. I am entering the w from a usb keyboard here.. As Its ...
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Wrong keyboard layout on client PC when using synergy

I just installed ubuntu 11.10 in my new computer, the old one (still main computer) is ubuntu 10.04. Both PCs use "Spanish LAm" keyboard layout, the only difference is that the new PC keyboard has ...
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Visual keyboard on lockscreen [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I disable the on-screen keyboard in the unlock screen? Recently, every time I'm on the lockscreen, the visual keayboard appears at the bottom of the screen. How do I ...
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change keyboard value

My nephew played with my keyboard and now my S key is out. Is there a way I can change the keyboard layout to attribute the S value to a key I don't use (ie, right Alt)? To make myself crystal clear, ...
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english for terminal, spanish for everything else

When I open the terminal it's difficult to write "|" or "~" (keyboard layout is in spanish by default). I know how to change the keyboard layout to a different language, and to have a different ...
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How to map “ç” to another key?

I have a new keyboard and it has an ENTER key smaller than my previous keyboard, right next to it there is this key "ç" and I always hit it when trying to hit ENTER. I don't use this ç key, so is ...
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Toshiba P755 S5260 Keyboard LED backlight won't light up

I have a Toshiba Satellite p755-s5260 with the LED backlit keyboard with shortcut keys above the keyboard that are also supposed to light up. The LED's are enabled in the BIOS and work up until Ubuntu ...
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One hand keyboard layout [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can one-handed work in Ubuntu be eased? I would like to change my keyboard so it types similarly to this demo. http://half-qwerty.com/demo/ Unfortunately I'm ...
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How to invert fn keys on Dell Laptop?

My Dell laptop (XPS 15z) has special keys on the F1-F12 keys. If i want to disable keyboard backlight for example, i must type fn + F6. Is it possible to invert it ? In fact, i don't often use the F* ...
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KVM switch not detecting keyboard [closed]

I've just plugged in a Belkin Flip KVM to handle switching between my desktop and my Eee PC 1000. The mouse and monitor switch fine, but the separate keyboard does not work when the KVM switches to ...
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How to intercept all keystrokes

First of all, I don't expect that something like this already exists, but I am interested in knowing how something like this would be accomplished. I want a program that I can have running in the ...
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Problem with arrow-keys/scrolling in x11vnc

I'm using x11vnc to connect through a SSH-tunnel to another computer (running Ubuntu 11.10), and experiencing a strange "bug": When I close the session to the host computer, the host is unable to ...
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Why are the Caps Lock and Num lock indicators not working on my keyboard?

Recently I've upgraded my Ubuntu. When I press the Caps-Lock its indicator on my keyboard turns on, but it doesn't turn off when I press it again! And also I've got problem with NumLock key. When I ...
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Cannot display letters with accents after upgrade to ubuntu 11.10

after updating to Ubuntu 11.10, my system doesn´t accept letters with accents- For example if i want to wrote "á" it ends like "´a". But if i logon with guest account this problem doesn´t exist. Is it ...
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How to remap a key combination to a single key?

I'm using Ubuntu on a Samsung Chromebook. As some of you may know, the keyboard used in ChromeOS based netbooks is a bit awkward: amongst other things, it doesn't have a Del key*. If I were going to ...
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keyboard shortcut editor does not intercept keypresses

I've been using suckless dwm for years and i really need to make the shortcuts look alike to feel at home ;) On ubuntu oneiric, the keyboard shortcut editor is opened with: system settings -> ...
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System freeze, on exit from screensaver (Unity) [closed]

I have a midrange PC (Intel Core2-Duo 3GHz, 4GB RAM, 1.5TB storage), with latest Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric) and Unity (3D). Description: PC does NOT always return control after automatic timeout to ...
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How do I disable the on-screen keyboard in the unlock screen?

Somehow, I activated the on-screen keyboard (Onboard) in the unlock screen and I can't deactivate it now. I've restarted the computer, but it's still there in the unlock screen. How can I deactivate ...
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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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Why can't I choose Ubuntu at boot?

I installed Ubuntu along side windows xp, and at the choose OS screen my keyboard doesn't work. I can't even hit enter to just start xp I have to wait for the count down. Any ideas?
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How can I manage keyboard shortcuts? [closed]

In 10.04, I've had a keyboard shortcut defined via it's keyboard settings applet. Recently I have upgraded to 11.10 (I use gnome-classic). This shortcut still works, but I can't find it in System ...
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Can't make the Multimedia keys work in LXDE [closed]

I've tried to edit the configuration file in ~/.config/openbox/lxde-rc.xml however the changes don't take effect, i still can't use the keys. The LXDE wiki shows that after finding that my keyboard ...
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How I type @ with a Latin American keyboard?

I used to press Ctrl + Alt + Q in Windows. I think I tried every combination in Ubuntu and @ doesn't appear.
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How do I make the Caps Lock key a third Shift key?

How do I make the Caps Lock key work just like another Shift key? There are loads of questions here about reassigning it, or having it launch a custom command. I just want it to work like another ...
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kile does not get keyboard input, respond to Alt+F

I use 11.10 with gnome 3 and Unity. In either case, I use two KDE apps a lot - kile and kate. Since the latest upgrade, I have observed a few problems: a] I can never use Alt+F to select the file ...
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Disable suspend when pressing fn+F4

I have a System 76 laptop with Oneiric. I just tried to turn the volume down using fn+F5 but I accidentally pressed fn+F4 and suspended the system instead. Is there a way to disable that so I won't ...
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How do I ensure my Apple bluetooth keyboard connects on boot? [closed]

I am using Ubuntu 10.04 on a laptop and have an Apple bluetooth keyboard which pairs fine. Every time I turn my computer off and back on again my keyboard stops working. I have to use the keyboard on ...
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Where is “Super” key for Ubuntu running on Mac OS X with Vmware Fusion

Host OS: Mac OS X Lion Guest OS: Ubuntu 11.10 Virtualization: Vmware Fusion I am the type of person that relies heavily on shortcuts. The fact that I don't have "Super" key on my Mac keyboard really ...
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Numlock doesn't work after logging in

I've a strange problem after upgrading to Ubuntu 11.10 The Numlock of my Apple Keyboard (white, wired) doesn't work anymore. Strange thing because it works with the guest account but not with my user ...
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Repeat key functionality doesn't work

On logging into Oneiric, my repeat key functionality doesn't work. Holding in a key will not repeat. I can work around this by going into System Settings>>Keyboard and slightly adjusting the delay ...
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No keyboard input until after GRUB

I have a computer that I dual boot between Ubuntu 11.10 and Windows 7. I installed Windows first, and Ubuntu second. When I boot, the GRUB menu comes up, showing me the option to select to boot to ...
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Is there a quick way to enter uppercase accented characters?

I know I can enter any character I need using the character-map applet, but that means grabbing the mouse/opening the "run" dialog, switching to another window, selecting the character, copying... you ...
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xmodmap works for gnome session, but not for apps?

I'm running Ubuntu 11.10 using the gnome-fallback mode with compiz. My keyboard is the Apple metal add-on USB keyboard. My .Xmodmap file is set to swap the Alt and Command keys. I built the key map ...
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Keyboard stopped working on persistant live-USB

My keyboard has recently stopped working on my 11.10 persistant live USB. It works at the login screen, but when I log in, any time I hit a key I just hear the error "pop" sound. This happens in all ...
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Which wireless keyboards and mice are compatible? [closed]

Could I know, what wireless keyboard and mouse work fine with ubuntu for a desktop. Last time I installed it on my desktop, my mouse just got froze!! Then i stopped using it. I really wanna use ...
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Having trouble setting up Synergy (via Quicksynergy) on my Ubuntu & Lubuntu 11.10 machines

Synergy is an app that allows two or more computers to share a keyboard and mouse. I have both Synergy and QuickSynergy (the GUI for synergy) installed from the repositories on two computers. One, my ...
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How to control the mouse pointer via my keyboard?

How to control(or simulate) my mouse pointer movements using keyboard shortcuts (on Ubuntu 11.10).
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How can I set up a keyboard shortcut so that Ctrl+Backspace = Del?

As an old mac user, I am used to hitting Ctrl+Backspace, and the effect is the same as if I pressed Del. I have recently purchased an Asus N53SV laptop which has replaced my MacBook, but unfortunately ...
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bind command to all keyboard events

Hey I have a Sentelic touchpad that doesn't work very well in Linux, its supposed to be all multi-touch and such, it works all right in MS Windows. I really am not a fan of using Windows though. The ...
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Where is the keyboard mouse feature in GNOME 3?

I'm using Gnome 3 on Ubuntu 11.10. I've used keyboard mouse (accessing mouse with keyboard) earlier by pressing Control+Shift+Num to activate it (see http://www.noah.org/wiki/Linux_Keyboard_Mouse). ...
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Where is directory for keyboard indicator flag picture in GNOME 3?

For unity environment, I know it is /usr/share/pixmaps/flags + change setting org.gnome.libgnomekbd.indicator to true, which is totally successful. But for Gnome-shell ,both default and classic, ...
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Latency occuring between typing the character and printing on screen on a Dell Inspiron m101z?

i am facing a bit problem with my laptop dell inspiron m101z and the problem is there is slight latency occurring in typing the text on keyboard and getting up same on the screen. also sometimes i ...
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Keyboard does not work in dash [closed]

Since the last update of my OS ubuntu 11.10, I am not able to type in the dash. In any other application (like Firefox for this message), the keyboard is working fine, but in the dash "window" of ...