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

learn more… | top users | synonyms

1
vote
1answer
15 views

xfce compose key not working in xfce4-terminal

I configured my compose key in /etc/default/keyboard: ~ $ cat /etc/default/keyboard # Check /usr/share/doc/keyboard-configuration/README.Debian for # documentation on what to do after having ...
0
votes
1answer
55 views
+50

Keyboard stops working after source switch

From time to time keyboard stops working after I switch source (i.e. using ctrl + shift combination). Most often it happens in Chrome yet I've experienced this in PyCharm IDE as well and maybe some ...
0
votes
0answers
16 views

Can't disable keyboard backlight on Sony vaio sve15115fxs (ubuntu 14.04)

As the title states, I'm having trouble disabling the backlight on my keyboard for this laptop. It's currently on dual boot with Ubuntu 14.04/win 7. I've tried the following command sudo su -c "echo ...
2
votes
1answer
224 views

CTRL and ALT keys mapped to Shift for some reason

I installed Ubuntu 14.04, and I'm loving it. However, when playing a game called Garry's Mod I noticed that my CTRL and ALT keys on my wired keyboard were both being detected as Shift. I looked at the ...
0
votes
1answer
261 views

Asus STRIX Claw mouse and Tactic Pro keyboard not working under Ubuntu 14.10

The Asus STRIX Claw mouse is detected, but wrongly reported as a keyboard, and doesn't work at all. The Asus STRIX Tactic Pro keyboard partially works in non NKRO mode, but keys combinations aren't ...
1
vote
0answers
14 views

Short press on Super key opens shortcuts window [Ubuntu 14.04]

When I press the the Super key for a long time, the shortcut window opens (as it should do). Strangely, the same happens often when I press Super for a short time. Also the Icons on the Dock at the ...
0
votes
0answers
37 views

ThinkPad Helix keyboard not detected 14.04

Brand new ThinkPad Helix. Keyboard works fine in the Grub menu and in Windows. Managed to get Ubuntu 14.04 installed using the on screen keyboard, but it won't recognize the built in keyboard. Any ...
1
vote
2answers
381 views

Dell Latitude E5540 keyboard issue

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a Dell LATITUDE E5540 laptop, and I've the following problem: randomly I get one key repetition which stops when I press another key. I think that this is my problem: ...
0
votes
3answers
164 views

USB (mouse/keyboard) turn off selecting Windows from GRUB

I completely reformatted a drive and set up the partitions as I wanted them. First I installed Windows 7 and things were smooth (keyboard mouse worked) Then I installed Ubuntu 14.04 and Grub and ...
0
votes
1answer
21 views

Change language layout in screen lock

I'm Xubuntu 14.04.2 user. I have two keyboard layouts: Russian and English. Sometimes I closing my laptop and when I'm back and trying continue to work Xubuntu wants me to enter my user password (my ...
2
votes
1answer
14 views

Software that show pressed keyboard to desktop

I've found key-mon. But it's very limited is there any program like key-mon that shows keysrokes every time I type to screen?
1
vote
1answer
17 views

How to persist dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration?

I have an ASUS K45A and am using UBUNTU 14.10. To type / and other characters, I have to use AltGr. Every time I boot my machine I have to sudo dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration to set the ...
1
vote
1answer
80 views

My backtick key exits Terminal

I have several computers running xubuntu; my main PC does accented chars which is documented, an old 32-but Asus EEE produces a back-tick as it should, but my 64-bit EEE immediately closes the current ...
5
votes
2answers
107 views

Xmodmap unlisted characters. Is there a way to add them?

I would like to type some specific characters after using xmodmap to map them. For example, the ⅒ character (Numeric value: 0x2152). I would like to change a keyboard button to type ⅒ like so ...
5
votes
2answers
729 views

Map AltGr-[a..z] and Shift-AltGr-[A..Z] to greek letter

I'm on Ubuntu trusty, and I use greek letters for algebra. I'd love to be able to type them in quickly with AltGr-letterKey. For example, map alpha to AltGr-A, map beta to AltGr-B, map theta to ...
0
votes
0answers
7 views

**PLEASE** Help with Password Recovery / “Authentication token manipulation error” / keyboard won't type [duplicate]

I am really hoping that someone can help me with Password Recovery. A couple weeks ago my doctor found a 6 cm tumor in my head and had a surgeon remove it asap. Good news, it's benign so I get to ...
0
votes
0answers
21 views

How to use On-screen keyboard in Firefox/Chrome in Ubuntu Gnome 14.04

Pretty simple question, it's all in the topic line. I enabled the universal access features, turned on the keyboard, and it's pretty nice except for the fact that I can't use it in my internet ...
0
votes
0answers
52 views

dell xps 13, is it possible to swap ctrl and fn keys in bios? [migrated]

This question was marked as a duplicate to a question about how to remap keys in the OS. This is not related to my question. Although most keys can easily be remapped in this way the fn key is ...
0
votes
0answers
14 views

Keyboard not working after boot

After booting (not everytime but in around 50% of start-up/reboot cases) system keyboard isn't working. $ cat /var/log/kern.log | grep keyboard Mar 24 11:29:01 Aspire-5741G kernel: [ 4.364653] ...
0
votes
0answers
18 views

Bengali Avro Keyboard not working in Ubuntu 14.04?

I've installation Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, before my avro working suddenly not working, but showing me avro icon in right side, but can't work , anyone help me ?
0
votes
0answers
14 views

type rupee and euro with same keyboard

I have a DELL Vostro 3546 laptop. It has rupee on 4 and euro on 5.If I select english(with rupee sign) as keyboard i can't type euro but I can type rupee and if i select english(alternate ...
0
votes
0answers
63 views

14.04 Keyboard Ctrl-L, Super-L, Alt-L register as Shift L for some reason

I seem to be having this strange keyboard problem where when I press either buttons Ctrl+L, Super+L, Alt+L, they all individually register as Shift+L. My keyboard layout is English (US). I'm using ...
0
votes
0answers
10 views

On Board Keyboard does not show keys for touch screen.

On board keyboard does not show key for touch screen on Lenovo Yoga Pro 2. Anyone have any fixes?
0
votes
1answer
20 views

i accidently changed the feature of my left shift key now i cant use it

how do I change it back? I cant type normally any more. I just installed Linux and was trying to make a short cut for something then it said this will removed the current function of said key. now I ...
2
votes
1answer
19 views

Ctrl button “stays”

After pressing ctrl-mousewheel to zoom in a webpage, the ctrl seems to get stuck (not the physical ctrl button). So then when I try to scroll the webpage it still zooms it. The behaviour is ...
0
votes
1answer
21 views

Logitech Harmony keyboard possible in Ubuntu 14.04?

I did a lot of searching but could not find any way to get the Logitech Harmony Smart Keyboard working on Ubuntu 14.04. Is there really no way? I can configure it with the smartphone app or windows, ...
0
votes
1answer
32 views

Suddenly cannot switch keyboard layouts

All of a sudden the keyboard layout icon disappeared from my bar, and even the keyboard short-cut that I usually use to switch between german and russian layout stopped working. The "Text Entry" ...
0
votes
0answers
14 views

Keyboard/Trackpad Unresponsive on Macbook Air 4,1 (14.10) after install script

I was reading the WIKI page on the Macbook air with Ubuntu when I came across this auto-setup script: post-install-precise.sh which I decided to run because it seemed to automate installing all of the ...
2
votes
1answer
340 views

Ctrl, Alt and Super keys are all mapped as left Shift key on AZiO keyboard

I bought a keyboard yesterday, AZiO L40 (Model: ABG600F). Everything works fine in Windows, but when I boot into Ubuntu, both of my Ctrl keys, Alt keys, and Super keys are recognized as left Shift ...
0
votes
1answer
21 views

Logitech K750: dead_circumflex and less interchanged

I'm using the german Macintosh version fo the Logitec K750 and everything works fine but unfortunatly the < and the ^ keys are interchanged. I tried to use the keyTouch-Editor to fix this and ...
0
votes
0answers
13 views

A strange problem with IBus for Linux/Unix

I am using IBus input method for Vietnamese. I added three methods for English, French and Vietnamese. It can be switched each other. But it had a strange problem as the following image:
0
votes
0answers
20 views

Mouse and keyboard unresponsive on resume on Ubuntu 14.10

I'm running Ubuntu 14.10 on an Asus R510 notebook. I have an intermittent issue where I will suspend the laptop and when I resume it the keyboard and touchpad will not respond --however I'm able to ...
1
vote
1answer
33 views

Ubuntu phone, how to get an underscore on keyboard

I cannot get the Ubuntu Phone on-screen keyboard to produce an underscore character. Long-pressing - gives me an m-dash and a dot, but no underscore. Is underscore hidden on some other key?
0
votes
1answer
22 views

MEKA G-UNIT with Ubuntu 14.04 [on hold]

I have MEKA G-UNIT keyboard and I really want it to work on my Ubuntu 14.04 desktop. Is there any way to make it working, or i have to find other keyboard?
1
vote
1answer
122 views
+100

Changing workspace shortcuts do not work

Ubuntu 14.04. The shortcuts Ctrl+Alt+←↑→↓ and Ctrl+Alt+Shift+←↑→↓ to change workspace and move applications do not work. Here is the image of the shortcuts configuration and here is the output of ...
0
votes
0answers
8 views

Numpad buttons going weird

I have this issue with my number pad, that when I press the / instead of giving me the expected /, it gives a ∕. Note that the unwanted slash is slightly more tilted than the expected one. Also, * ...
1
vote
0answers
121 views

Keyboard volume hotkey lag

After I upgraded to Ubuntu 14.10 i got problems with my Fn+F5, Fn+F6 and Fn+F3 (they are my volume hotkeys.). Sometimes when I press them there is a large lag 10sec to 1min, and some times they ...
0
votes
0answers
13 views

Issues entering letter “O”. Ubuntu 14.04, Lenovo ThinkPad S1 Yoga

I have problems entering the letter "o". I am running Ubuntu 14.04 in a Lenovo ThinkPad S1 Yoga (dual boot with pre-installed Windows 8) Sometimes right from the beginning of the session I have ...
0
votes
1answer
44 views

Cannot write accented chars (ex ã) in Java apps

The title says it all: I can't write accented characters in Java applications. For now I have tried Idea IDE's and Netbeans and none accepts them. Using other applications it works as supposed. Note ...
0
votes
0answers
15 views

How to configure keyboard layout for fcitx-mozc input method?

I installed fcitx input method framework and the Mozc input method for Japanese (package fcitx-mozc) following instruction at ...
1
vote
1answer
23 views

Cannot press ctrl + alt + left + up simultaneously to switch between workspaces

By default, ctrl+alt+(upxordown)or(leftxorright) is used to switch between workspaces, but why doesn't ctrl+alt+left+up work for switching workspaces from number four to number one?
1
vote
3answers
9k views

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" ...
0
votes
2answers
1k views

Lenovo e531 - Fn keys don't work properly

Although Fn + F1, F2 or F3 work well (they stand for audio volume), Fn + F5 or F6 don't. They should make the brightness of a display more and less, but instead they just make the brightness 0 and 10 ...
0
votes
1answer
721 views

xubuntu 14.04 change “minimize all windows” (show desktop)

None of the suggested answers: How to change de "Minimize all windows" shortcut in Xubuntu? Simple launcher to minimize all windows?\ Is there a keybind to minimize all windows, ...
3
votes
5answers
4k views

how to configure compose key in 14.04

I frequently use the compose key to type special characters. I now have a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04, and in the keyboard settings it says "compose key: disabled". I can't find how to set the ...
1
vote
1answer
118 views

Fn key working nondeterministically

I'm having a problem with my Toshiba Satellite running Ubuntu 14.04. The Fn key is working nondeterministically, causing unintended consequences for my computer. As an example, as we all know, F5 is ...
0
votes
1answer
64 views

Strange keyboard issue Ubuntu 14.04 and Thiinkpad Yoga 14 (S3)

I've run into an interesting problem with the keyboard settings on a Thinkpad Yoga 14 (model S3.) I have not been able to find a keyboard selection that supports the slash, pipe key (i.e., \ |) and ...
0
votes
0answers
16 views

Setting custom hotkeys

I am running Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS with xfce4.8 as my desktop enviroment and I am trying to set a hotkey to make F6 turn the display brightness down, F7 turn it up, F8 mute the speaker and so on. Using ...
2
votes
1answer
914 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
49 views

PS/2 Keyboard+Mouse to USB Adapter is wrongly recognized as Barcode Reader

I have purchased this product, which is an adapter to connect an old PS/2 keyboard to USB. It is not working on Ubuntu 14.04. lsusb says: Bus 003 Device 005: ID 13ba:0018 PCPlay Barcode ...