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

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USB Keyboard not working in Xubuntu session - How to debug?

My USB keyboard doesn't work in Xubuntu, but does in Gnome, Unity or the console. Details below... I have a Logitech unifying USB receiver that connects to a K330 keyboard and a mouse. I have two ...
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IOGear gcs72u Keyboard/Mouse Unresponive After A While - Ubuntu 14.04

I have a kvm setup: 1 Computer with Ubuntu and another with windows 8. The problem is after a number of switches (Between 5 - 10 back and forth) the mouse and keyboard stop moving for my ubuntu ...
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Bluetooth not working after upgrading from 14.10 to 15.04

I upgraded to Ubuntu 15.04. After all the restarts, things were fine. I shut the machine down. Next morning, I restarted and my bluetooth keyboard (Logitech diNovo, about 6 years old) wasn't working. ...
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NUM-Lock LED state wrong after boot (15.04)

I run Ubuntu 15.04. During my boot process, my NUM-Lock status changes as follows: BIOS screen: LED off, Status (probably) off GRUB screen: LED on, Status (probably) on Greeter/Login: LED off, ...
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Cannot reassign XF86Back and XF86Forward keys

I have thinkpad laptop with annoying back/forward keys near the arrow keys. I often press them by mistake, which leads to text losses while typing in browser. In other DEs (mate, xfce etc.) I usually ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 | Logitech Unifing | No Keyboard nor mouse during Grub choice menu

Almost all is in the title ! I'm unable to use up/down arrows on my K800 wireless Logitech keyboard (No advertising, just trying to be accurate!) Once grub choice menu passed after time out, both ...
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Remap keys in Ubuntu

I recently screwed up my keyboard, and for now (as someone can recommend) I can't buy a new one. The thing is: everytime I press "o", I get "9o" written, "(" turns "(/" and so on. Is there a way to ...
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Custom keymapping via udev/hwdb.d is not working

Background: I got the Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 and several keys are not working at all under Ubuntu such as the F1-F10 keys. I have Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS running on my machine. My ...
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How can I type the “at” @ symbol on a Spanish keyboard?

I just finished installing Ubuntu on my AMD Athlon, but I cannot type the "at" sign. I'm from Peru and my Keyboard is Spanish. I have tried using Alt+64, Ctrl+Alt+2, Ctrl+Alt+Q, but nothing happens. ...
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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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Laptop keyboard not working after installing laptop-mode-tools

Just a few weeks before, I installed laptop-mode-tools on my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS laptop. Thereafter, I rebooted my computer but unfortunately my keyboard didn't work at all (but my mouse worked fine as ...
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My shift, alt, windows, and control key are all being mapped as shift. On one keyboard

Basically title. If I borrow my dads keyboard it works, and I can do things like open terminal using the shortcut, but with my keyboard I can't. I have a "AGPtek PC000006" keyboard. This doesn't ...
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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 ...
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Tilde key on Mac Air with Ubuntu

By default, no layout on my Macbook Air allows me to print backtick (`) and tilde (~) symbols. Instead, I get backslash, pipe or whatever, depending from the layout. I changed the behavior of the key ...
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Make CTRL+Backspace behave as Delete

I have a chromebook with Ubuntu 15.04. The keyboard doesn't have the "Delete" key. How can I make CTRL+Backspace behave as Delete? I was able to remap some other single keys in ...
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How do I stop my keyboard layout reverting to English USA from English on reboot Ubuntu 14.04

Removed English USA from Keyboard settings. English is the only thing in there. Can revert to English after reboot by clicking on EN icon but having to do this every time I reboot is annoyying
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What are all the ways in which the keyboard layout can change on an Ubuntu system with an Xfce DM

Background: on the second system, now, my keyboard layout has started reverting from an English layout to the German layout originally set (it's a localized install). One of the problems that make it ...
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Change behaviour of fn + f1-12 on Toshiba

I have a Toshiba Satellite Pro C70-B-135 and Ubuntu 14.04. This laptop came with Windows 7, so it's dual boot. My issue is that in windows 7, f1-12 keys were in default mode (I mean, I didn't have to ...
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Disable Fn-keys brightness change on Dell Inspiron E1405

I've got an old Dell E1405 which smoothly runs 14.04, with one caveat that is. When I press the Fn button with arrow-up or arrow-down, the brightness jumps in huge steps. Is there a way to disable ...
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Tilting backspace on Chrome or Chromium disables keyboard

In Chrome or Chromium, whenever I hold ⌫ (backspace), the keyboard shuts off. I am able to use desktop shortcuts (Super + 1 for first program or Super + D for showing desktop), but returning back to ...
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typing, audio, and video - problems after upgrading to 15.04

When I attempt to type using any application - gedit or chromium for example - typing is incredibly difficult. There are noticeable lags in the typing - sometimes letters appear normally but every few ...
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Bengali Input method in lubuntu

I've newly installed Lubuntu as I've found Ubuntu 14.4 very slow in my old computer, and only with 1 GB of Ram. I've installed Bengali and Assamese in Language Support. After that I cannot find the ...
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Make Ubuntu 14.04 NumPad behave like Windows

I'm using an external keyboard with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and dual-booting Windows 8.1, although that may be irrelevant to the question. With the NumLock switched on, I can type numbers by default and I ...
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need to hold on keyboard key in order to type

I was using MINT and suddenly keyboard stopped working properly, And if I want to type any thing then I have to hold on each key for 1-5 second. Now I have UBUNTU 14.04 (64-bit on HP-dv6) installed ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 installation process doesn't load the keyboard layout I gave

Note: This behaviour has been seen on Ubuntu Server, but it should be the same with the Desktop version. On Ubuntu 14.04 Server installation process, if you set the English language, but choose the ...
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Alt-Tab into certain applications results in ~3.5s keyboard input lag, but not touchpad lag

I'm on ubuntu 14.04. sWhen I alt-tab into certain applications, including gnome-terminal, Sublime Text 3, and LibreOffice Writer, there is an initial keyboard input delay of ~3.5 seconds. After that ...
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combinations ALT+ z/x/c do not work

I bought Toshiba laptop with Windows 8 but changed it to Ubuntu 14.10 and already combinations (right)ALT+z, ALT+x and ALT+c don't work for any keyboard layouts. Keys z, x and c itself work find. ...
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How to pair external bluetooth keyboard to ubuntu touch BQ phone

How do I pair external bluetooth keyboard to ubuntu touch phone (Aquaris by BQ) build r22? Behaviour: Keyboard is recognised by bluetooth manager, but button is & stays grey unable to pair. ...
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How to display correct keyboard backlight levels?

I have a DELL latitude E6420 running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. When pressing Fn+right button, I am able to change the keyboard backlight (works good), but on screen, this on screen notification (notifyOSD), ...
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How do I bind Windows key using command line?

I want to map Windows key (without any additional key) on Ubuntu to be able to launch Terminal (xterm). I've already went through this information but I don't know how to go from there. How can I ...
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How can I map keyboard buttons to my mouse buttons?

I have 2 extra buttons on my mouse that I would like to map as "Home" and "End" I am able to map mouse buttons to my keyboard using xkbset, but I would like to do the reverse and map keyboard buttons ...
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Ubuntu Vivid Vervet: Compatable Bluetooth Keyboard and Mouse: System76 Gazelle hardware

I recently upgraded to Vivid Vervet on my System76 Gazelle laptop. The upgrade went perfect, updated my bluetooth drivers using System76 repository. The problem, I am pairing my Apple Bluetooth A1314 ...
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Powerbook G4 Ubuntu Backlight Install Trouble

I am following the keyboard backlight directions from this website https://wiki.ubuntu.com/PowerPCKnownIssues I get through all the directions until I try the make install command. I get this ...
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Looking for an on screen keyboard working with firefox

I'm looking for an on screen keyboard. florence and onboard do not appear, when selecting the address bar in firefox. I'm using Xubuntu 14.04. Firefox says it works great with the gnome on screen ...
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Configuring grub-pc, I cannot select an option

I am trying to select /dev/sda for GRUB when running "sudo apt-get upgrade", however no matter which key I press it treats it as "ENTER". This means if I press the spacebar to select /dev/sda for ...
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Is there a program which can assign whole words as shortcuts?

I would like to type entire words (using modifier keys) for every key on my keyboard. The desire is to increase typing speed by using less key presses. For Example: mod + A --> The mod + Q --> ...
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Xbindkeys & xte - keybindings not works

I have problem with .xbindkeysrc config. First line works as expected, Mod4+Space change language layout. But other configs won't work, if enable Mod4+w 'w' not works. What I can do to make this ...
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passing function keys in htop

When using htop, the function keys (eg. F9 for kill, F7/F8 for renice..) seem to be captured in the OS rather than in htop. How can I get those keystrokes handled by the process (i.e. htop)? I am ...
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Problem with Keyboard Layout

I am creating a keyboard layout for my Dad (Yeah I gave him Linux!) On windows he used this one (The first one "Russisch für Deutsche, empfohlen" (translated: "Russian for German users, ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 : Sound, keyboard, terminal shortcut stopped working

I have recently upgraded to ubuntu 15.04. After this, I am facing some weird errors. My shortcut CTRL + ALT + T stopped working for terminal. Function keys for Sound not working anymore. My keyboard ...
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Using /etc/rc.local to turn off keyboard backlight no longer working in 15.04

I have an Asus laptop, and the keyboard backlight comes on full at startup. I formerly used the instructions here to issue a sudo command to turn it off. Basically, the steps were: gksudo gedit ...
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Can't type in login password because no keyboard is found

I was trying to edit a keyboard layout in Ubuntu 14.04, but it wasn't accepting the changes. I looked it up and found I needed to delete /var/lib/xkb to make the change take effect. I did that and ...
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Most of the time I get '^?' instead of backspace action

I am finding a lot of the time that if I press BACKSPACE I just get this in the GUI Terminal app: ^? I also find that if I press INSERT that I get: ^[[2~ And this is becoming rather annoying as ...
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“Wireless disabled by hardware switch” after suspend and other hardware buttons ineffective - how can I solve this?

I have recently purchased a Novatech nFinity N1410 laptop and am having problems with the wireless, which sudo lshw -C network tells me is Centrino Wireless-N 2230 and using the iwlwifi driver. ...
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How do I get my Apple Wireless Keyboard and Magic Mouse to work on Ubuntu 14.04?

I know I have already asked one Ubuntu question but that's just cause I've been having to borrow someone else's usb keyboard and mouse all this time... I have tried to set it up in the Bluetooth ...
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External keyboard not working on laptop

I've got a ThinkPad T430 laptop with a wireless Logitech K520 keyboard/mouse combo. I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 with XFCE. The Logitech keyboard works fine when logging into Ubuntu, but then it stops ...
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Keyboards writes “bad” space characters in gnome terminal

It looks like at random times my keyboard inserts a character that is displayed as a space character but isn't one, preventing the shell from interpreting it correctly. For example before "sort" below ...
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How can I reach over 100% volume with a keyboard shortcut?

sometimes the sound of videos isn't enough for me. so i reach the sound indicator , over sound preferences and change it to a level higher than 100%. the question is how can i do it from the keyboard? ...
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How do I prevent Kubuntu from forgetting its sticky keys settings?

I'm running Kubuntu 14.04 and very often it forgets its settings that sticky keys are turned on by default? In Accessibility → Sticky Keys, Use Sticky Keys and lock Sticky Keys are marked. At least ...
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xbindkeys + xdotool or xvkbd not working well

In my .xbindkeysrc I'm trying to bind alt+l to the up arrow key: xvkbd Works okay in some places, but doesn't send anything at all in the terminal for example: "xvkbd -xsendevent -text "\[Up]"" ...