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USB Keyboard doesn't work in Ubuntu 14.04

My USB keyboard isn't working in Ubuntu 14.04, but also didn't work in 13.10. I upgraded today in the hope that the issue would be resolved, but it wasn't. The keyboard works in BIOS and GRUB but ...
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Swap Ctrl/Caps Lock not working in VirtualBox 4.3.16

Until now my keyboard mapping in Kubuntu 14.04 has worked seamlessly in the guest OS of Windows 7, which I run in VirtualBox. But after the upgrade to VirtualBox version 4.3.16 r95972 the swapping of ...
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Hotkeys stop working when change. How to troubleshoot?

After an upgrade to my Ubuntu 14.04, can't really point out which, changing shortcuts stopped working. Adding custom launchers still works. For instance, I change the "Home folder" to work with ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 workspace switch hotkeys

I upgraded my Ubuntu from 12.04 to 14.04 and hotkeys for switching workspaces (Ctrl + Alt + arrow keys) are not working anymore. I checked in System Settings > Keyboard > Shortcuts to make sure that ...
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Key combinations for each language in Ubuntu 14.04

I'd like to have key combinations for each language (change the layout) in Ubuntu 14.04, for example: Ctrl+1 - Spanish, Ctrl+2 - French, Ctrl+3 - Russian, etc I haven't found this options in text ...
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Problem with numeric keyboard

I have recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a Lenovo Z50-70 notebook and although my numeric keyboard is activate or not (using the NUMLOCK key), it is not functioning. I tried to look throughout ...
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Where are key press scripts stored?

When I hit the Volume Up multimedia key, I receive the following output from xev. KeyRelease event, serial 38, synthetic NO, window 0x4200001, root 0x91, subw 0x0, time 100844850, (1037,434), ...
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How can I change the default Unity keyboard shortcut?

I installed Ubuntu 11.04 and it works fine. But I have a little problem. I need to use a software named Putty, because another software depends on it. My problem is that this software uses F10 as a ...
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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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Alternatives to Synergy

I am looking for a replacement for which now seems to be a paid for product to download (client pc: windows 7). I am wanting to share my Laptops (Linux Mint 17) mouse and keyboard to my windows 7 ...
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Debian Wheezy on Samsung NP900X3A some Fn Keys don't work [migrated]

I've gone through all questions and tutorials on how to solve this problem. They weren't meant for my Laptop version but "close enough". Unfortunately they didn't help. This is the case. # ...
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Why do Chromium dialogs do not get keyboard focus?

Keyboard access for dialog boxes in Chromium has recently become rather annoying. If you open any standard dialog (e.g. press Ctrl-O or Ctrl-S in any tab), the main Chromium window will keep the ...
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Emacs Keybindings for all Text Inputs

I type with ten fingers. I try to avoid all keys on the keyboard which are not easily accessible: Pos1 End1 Esc ... Up to now my fingers like the emacs key bindings, since they work in the editor ...
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Weird sounds on every keypress, xfce

well, after installing xubuntu (xfce + ubuntu) everything's fine except one strange thing - cannot find and mute keypress event. on every key is pressed - I hear a sound. Can not find and mute it in ...
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sleep mode when pressing key on keyboard its not wake up

This is inform to you all I have installed ubuntu on Dell 990.we are using that system on 24*7.whenever the system going sleep mode,after giving input from keyboard its doesn't wake up.Every time we ...
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Swapping Caps Lock and Ctrl via udev

I want to swap Caps Lock and Ctrl. My solution so far is to edit /etc/default/keyboard and setting XKBOPTIONS="ctrl:nocaps" There are problems with this solution. First it doesn't work with virtual ...
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switching between open application windows

I just updated my Ubuntu version to 14.04 LTS and the key combination 'Alt + Tab' does not work anymore to switch between open windows. I tried to redefine them by means of the keyboard shortcuts but ...
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Getting function keys work on Samsung ATIV 9

I have 14.04 on a Samsung ATIV 9 and some of the function keys are not working. They are for wireless, fan and keyboard backlight. I found some instructions here: http://blog.nonobis.nl/?p=11 and ...
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My custom udev hwdb rule doesn't work

I'm using ubuntu 14.04 installed in EFI Mode, I tried to write simple udev rule which for all external USB keyboards will map capslock for escape. I use a lot of vim and plug and unplug keyboards ...
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Keyboard & Mouse input failure after updating 14.04

Everything was working great yesterday. I did the latest update for 14.04 last night and now my keyboard and mouse are not working. I have a dual boot environment Windows7 and Ubuntu 14.04. The ...
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Xmodmap remapping modifiers not working?

I am using a new keyboard, and trying to set it up to mimic the keyboard on my laptop. I'm using xmodmap on Ubuntu 14.04, and can't get it to work. I cleared the modifier keys like so : xmodmap -e ...
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How to dump ALL dconf/gsettings so that I can compare them between two different machines?

The problem: I have two machines, both with Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 up-to-date, and both with installed the latest CrossOver Linux(1) to run MS Office 2007 on it. I know, it's a proprietary program, but ...
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“Home” key disabled after upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04

I have noticed that after upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04 64bit from the previous version 12.10, the "Home" key is not functional anymore. The same problem is for "PageUp" key. I'm using an Asus S56C ...
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Some random keys don't work

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my new FreeDOS Laptop (Lenovo z50). After installation I did a full Software Update with 'Software Updater' und restarted the laptop. Right now I'm installing ...
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Unity binding special keys to script or shortcut

I want execute a script shell when I press special keys on my laptop (Dell XPS 12). The problem is that the three keys are using variants events depending on key down/up. showkey --scancodes tell me ...
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lenovo bluetooth keyboard does not recognize FNLK in ubuntu =(

everything works fine, except that in my ubuntu OS it is still impossible to use FnLk so I have to use Fn if I want to press F1-F12. In the Windows it works OK. Anyway the keyboard is good and I hope ...
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USB devices not work after installation of ubuntu 14.04

I installed lubuntu14.04 with usb mouse /kb and usb key with no problem. After installation, Ive no mouse , no keyb, no access to USB key, no network. I plug a PS2 keyb for first diagnostic. lsusb ...
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Volume control keyboard shortcuts not working in 14.04?

I run Ubuntu 14.04 on a Sony Vaio CS series laptop. Normally, the volume is controlled by pressing Funcion+F2, F3, and F4 for mute, volume down, and volume up respectively. I accidentally reassigned ...
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Having Problems with custom keys

well i have a Korean Samsung notebook from South Korea. I had no problems installing the language and i'm able to type in Korean. 안녕~ The problem is that I have a special button that's called 한영 ...
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cannot use keyboard nor mouse to wake up ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I have a Dell dimension 9200 desktop with windows 8 and ubuntu installed side by side. keyboard will wakeup windows 8 from sleep but ubuntu will only wake up when I press the power button. tried cat ...
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Enable Bluetooth at startup on 14.04

First of all sorry if there is a duplicate, I haven been able to find it. I have found a huge lot of questions in the other sense: Disabling BT, but that's not what I want. I would like to know how ...
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How can I enable Ctrl+Alt+Backspace?

Ctrl+Alt+← can usually be set to restart X, however I can't find the option to allow this (it is disabled by default). I have looked in System->Preferences->Keyboard and ...
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How do I turn Caps Lock into an extra Control key?

There used to be a great set of options under keyboard that allowed me to choose stuff such as how the caps lock key behaves. How do I do this in 14.04?
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Key input lag on Chrome Browser in Trusty

I just upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 and am experiencing great difficulty in typing in Google Chrome Version 37.0.2062.94 (64-bit). Typing works normally in gedit, emacs, etc but in my browser it is really ...
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Make xterm copy and paste work on my keyboard

I try to copy and paste in xterm. This is generally a solved question as explained here but on my laptop (ASUS x551ma) I have problems. I highlight a text which assume copies it to the clipboard. ...
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SOLVED Ubuntu has mapped left Ctrl key to my fn key on my hp laptop Ubuntu 14.04 [closed]

There seems to be a problem with my left Ctrl key in Ubuntu 14.04. It is switched with my fn key, i.e. Ubuntu thinks I'm pressing the fn key, and when I actually press the fn key it thinks I'm ...
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How do I make Ctrl+Alt+F7 keyboard shortcut work in IntelliJ on Ubuntu 14.04

There is already a partial solution to the problem documented on askubuntu.com. Unfortunately, it is not working for Ctrl+Alt+F[1-7] keys. There was a solution for that in Ubuntu 13.04 and eralier to ...
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Lagging while typing

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. But unexpectedly, I am facing a problem that while typing a lagging occurs. Can anybody tell me the cause and a way to solve this problem out ? Thanks
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Ubuntu 14 Ctrl key seems to be logically stuck

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and the Ctrl key seems to be logically stuck, basically preventing me from using Ubuntu. It seems to be intermittent at times and then at other times the problem ...
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Separate keyboard shortcuts for switching between keyboard layouts

I have a few language keyboard layouts installed in 12.04. I am using Ctrl-Shift keyboard shortcut for switching between language layouts. Such switching method takes a lot of my time. Is there any ...
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Is there a way to disable a laptop's internal keyboard?

A week ago, I spilt the contents of my cup onto my laptop keyboard. Half of the keys no longer work, except one! The letter Q which is very active regularly. This is very disturbing as I work. Is ...
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Tecknet CO18 vs Logitech

9-6-14 I have a TeckNet CO18 1080p webcam that halts the operation of my Logitech illuminated wired keyboard. It also doesn't seem to have a working microphone! I started by 1st installing the ...
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Making TAB function as a modifier

In Ubuntu, how would I do the following: Make ESC function as TAB Make TAB function as a new modifier key (perhaps making it the "Hyper_L" modifier) That way, I could use Ubuntu's default keyboard ...
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Can't boot various Macs from USB, “malformed file” error

I have been given a USB by my university with a bootable version of Ubuntu (I am unsure what version) pre-loaded with a bunch of software I need for robotics. Several computers successfully booted ...
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Keyboard settings doesnt work

I upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04, and everything was fine for the first couple of days. Then suddenly my keyboard setting had changed to english from danish, but when I went to keyboard settings, it was ...
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Bluetooth keyboard disconnecting

Ubuntu 14.04 I have been having issues with my bluetooth keyboard (Targus Bluetooth Keyboard) disconnecting within ten seconds after I stop typing. Bluetooth Manager still shows the device on the ...
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How to get a consistent bluetooth audio playback?

I am trying to use bluetooth audio speakers, as my integred laptop speakers are so awful... The speaker is a Bose Soundlink mini and works just fine with my smartphone for example. When I try to use ...
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About Keyboards and extremely advanced shortcut scripting

Is it possible to set qwerty keys as shortcuts? "Thats positively MAD, why would he want to do such a thing!" Well bob, im so glad that youre just the voice in my head... So, if I were to press and ...
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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 ...
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Apple wireless keyboard does not work

I can't write anythying with my Apple wireless keyboard.I am using ubuntu 14.04 and my computer recognizes only keys u,i,o,j,k,l and three others but it writes numbers.