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How to make Ubuntu 14 more tolerant of power cut

We are developing an industrial machine running Ubuntu 14, with no keyboard or monitor. We have found that if power is lost during boot then at next boot the boot sequence waits for a keyboard entry ...
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How to enable Acer Aspire One 725 0802 touchpad & F Keys?

I recently tried to install the Elementary Luna OS using Unetbootin. Instead of installing to a USB or CD to boot from, I installed the OS to the hard drive. It seemed to install fine, the BIOS showed ...
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xubuntu 14.04 keyboard layout uk gb

I've just updated my laptop to Xubuntu 14.04, and after the update my keyboard has changed to English-English(US). This is OK for most keys, but it swaps @ with ", and loses the pound sign (The ...
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How to delete catalogues with the 'Del' key (without right-clicking or going through Terminal) in Ubuntu 14.04?

How to delete catalogues or files with the 'Del' key (without right-clicking and then clinking 'remove' or going through Terminal) in Ubuntu 14.04?
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Middle-button paste stops working under VirtualBox

I'm running Ubuntu 14.10 in VirtualBox under OSX and for some reason pasting with the middle mouse button stops working after a while. If I start a new rxvt pasting works fine but after a while (I'm ...
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How do I get keyboard to write hiragana instead of katakana?

I added the Japanese Layout in Keyboard preferences, however all the layouts look like being in katakana. I suspect that the key that is left of number 1 (above Tab and under Esc) could be the one ...
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Delete key doesn't work while editing text

The delete key doesn't work when editing text. Shift-delete to delete files works perfectly (although for whatever reason hitting delete without holding shift doesn't put them in the trash. I don't ...
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No CAPS ON light when in console

When I am in one of the consoles (getting there with for example CTRL + ALT + F1) I have noticed that annoyingly the little light which normally indicates whether or not the CAPS Lock key is on does ...
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How to disable touchpad tapping when typing on keyboard?

I used to have an option in settings in Kubuntu 10.10 to do this. Now I cannot find it in 11.04. Where can I find it ? or was it removed ?
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Installing ubuntu server with wireless keyboard stuck at language section

While installing ubuntu using microsoft wireless keyboard, the keyboard did't got recognised after selection of Installation (i.e. at language selection page). From what I got using a PS/2 keyboard ...
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How to fix accents not working in GTK applications? [on hold]

I use Kubuntu 15.04 (development branch). The keyboard is set up perfectly and everything should work fine, but it doesn't. I can't use accents in my words. when I type "á", for example, it comes as ...
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How do I change the 'alt gr' key to a context menu key in Ubuntu 14.04

I recently got a new laptop and there is no Menu Key, something I use very frequently. In the same area is the 'alt gr' key, which I have no need for. I tried using: setxkbmap -option ...
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How do I enable Backlit Keyboard on Asus N56VM

I recently bought an ASUS N56VM which is suppose to ship with a backlit keyboard. However on startup and when dark there is no backlit keyboard. When pressing the Fn+F3/F4 buttons, the animation for ...
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Remap XF86ScrollUp to Different Key

I have been trying to change the page up key without any success. What might I be doing wrong? xmodmap -e "keycode 38 = XF86ScrollUp"
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Fast-pressed key triggers auto-repeat (Ubuntu 14.04 LTS)

When a key is pressed and released quickly, it will auto-repeat until the keyboard is touched again. Lorem Ipsummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm It looks like the system receives the "keypress" ...
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Display battery percentage for mouse and keyboard

I've recently bought myself a new Logitech wireless mouse and keyboard set. To get these working in Ubuntu 14.04, I first paired them (unifying USB) using Winblows then I installed Solaar. The issue ...
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Installing ubuntu on a mac mini using blutooth mouse/keyboard

I tried to install ubuntu on my mac mini. the first step is textual (we can choose to check hard drive, try ubuntu, install ubuntu, oem install) and my keyboard apple blutooth work just well but at ...
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[Ctrl][Alt] causing windows to maximise vertically

Ubuntu 14.10, Unity, running Windows under KVM. Pressing Ctrl+Altimmediately causes the focused window to maximise vertically (no other keys pressed). Pressing them again causes the window to ...
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Change default behavior of Fn+Funtion key

I have the latest version of Ubuntu 14.04 installed on my Toshiba Satellite C55D-B5212. All of the Fn key combinations work correctly except the brightness down and brightness up ones (Fn+F2 and ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 - keyboard and mouse not working

I just installed 14.10 on my PC (Asus P5Q-Pro, mouse Sidewinder, keyboard Logitech G500), and as title says keyboard nor mouse doesn’t work. I cannot type anything and mouse doesn't move around.
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Change keyboard layout (specific keys) or exchange the functionality. Ubuntu 12.10

I've this new keyboard where the keys from F1 up to f12 have custom functionality (like music control, next track, and brightness control ...). All this is OK but the problem is that these custom ...
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Stuck on login screen, everything plugged in is unresponsive

Whilst downloading version 14.04, my mother manually restarted the computer by holding the power button in. Upon restart, the mouse and keyboard do not work, the speakers would not play the start up ...
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GT70 2PE Dominator Pro (or equal) keyboard backlight

Just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop and have been searching the internet for a couple of hours, trying to get my keyboard's backlight to work . I know it works out of the box when you hit the ...
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Occasional duplicate keys when typing on Dell Insiron 7547 keyboard

I am running ubuntu-gnome 14.10 on a Dell Inspiron 7547. Occasionally when typing, pressing some keys tends to register them as a duplicate-press instead of single press. I've noticed that the keys ...
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Use keyboard key (preferably [Menu]) to replace defect left mouse button of touchpad

I have a notebook with touchpad, but the left-click button barely works and I want to replace it with the Menu key. I can click by tipping on the touch pad, but it does not properly recognize when I ...
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Why does ubuntu crash after resume from suspend [on hold]

I'll try to make the background/step-by-step as short as possible: Install ubuntu on an old laptop so I could use it as a media center with Kodi. Do all updates/configs to make it look good. Want to ...
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How to use Windows Alt codes in Ubuntu

This question was asked many times already: Using ALT + Keycode for accents? Ways to enter special characters? Is Alt+Numpad possible? How can I type ASCII characters like Alt + numpad in Windows? ...
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Keyboard suddenly stops working in xubuntu 14.04

Similar to this question. Keyboard suddenly stops working, nothing helps. Can't use Ctrl+Alt+F1 to go to console. No issues in other OS(Ubuntu 14.04 and win). Gnome-do is not installed. Keyboard ...
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USB keyboard and mouse not working on resume

I have ubuntu 14.10 which is running on a Acer Aspire 4752. I have a USB hub where the external keyboard and mouse are connected. Every thing work fine when boot up the laptop. But if the put the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.2 cryptsetup failed on boot

I decided to reformat my hard drive and install a clean copy of the newly released Ubuntu 14.04.2 with full disk encryption (incl. LVM) and I chose a strong password with special characters which ...
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How to permanently disable the num lock key in Ubuntu 14.04

This key is close to others on my keyboard which contributes to some accidental key presses. I would like this key to be a no-op. I am mainly interested in a solution that works when I log in via ...
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only some programs respond to presentation remote

This is a followup to a previous question: I have (what is effectively) a presentation remote -- it's actually an iClicker base station and instructor remote, but for this question, it's basically a ...
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Grub menu flashes with USB keyboard - cannot select

I'm having issues with the grub menu using a USB keyboard on a new 14.04 install (dual booted with windows 8.1). The menu appears, but when I try to navigate down, to say, select windows, the cursor ...
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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 ...
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xfce: cant change layout switch key due to unsupported keyboard model

I prefer to use right alt as a keyboard layout (language) switch key. I use xfce. In keyboard settings I choose right alt as layout switch key - but is has no effect. I also notices that my keyboard ...
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Why does my Ubuntu have a Hebrew font?

Something weird is in my PC. When I hit Ctrl + Shift it starts to type like this: יקךךם 'םרךג I did not choose this language, and my language bar still shows I'm typing English. My key mapping to ...
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Wrong keyboard layout

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise server, with which i'm connecting with remmina to it. When i press / in the num pad, it writes a - instead of /. How i can fix this?
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how to get a presentation remote keys to work? [closed]

(I've asked a new question that more accurately describes the problem.) I have (what is effectively) a presentation remote -- it's actually an iClicker base station and instructor remote, but for ...
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How can I get auto-completion working via xrdp?

I wanted to connect via xrdp from my windows 8.1 machine to my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64 Bit Server . It works fine now, big fun. The only Problem I experienced is that when I want to use autocomplete via ...
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How to pernamently disable Caps Lock in Lubuntu?

I am never using Caps Lock, it is pressed only by mistake. How can I fully disable it? Preferably during system start, so login menu will be also affected.
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Configuring XKB fails

I am running LXDE on ubuntu 12.04, and I use two keyboard layouts (german and greek). My problem is that I cannot use the "AltGr" key of the German keyboard (it is the right "Alt"). It somehow ...
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“Sticky key” bug again

Every time I hit a key very fast twice, it starts repeating. It hapens very often with backspace key but I can repeat this with any key. I am running ubuntu 14.10 (installed from minimal iso image ...
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Making one certain key STICKY and another one into TOGGLING key

How do I make "Fn" key work like toggle and "Caps Lock" sticky? I want these two specific keys but I prefer general solution to a problem.
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Letting modifier keys act as toggles under X

Is there any way to let the Shift, Ctrl and Alt keys behave as toggles under X? I know how one could do it under CLI (for example, by doing this) but found no reference for doing so under X. Please ...
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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 ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Keyboard only works while pressing holding/pressing down keys

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 on VM virtualbox. Yesterday, something happened while i was modifying a simple text file in my admin/regular user account. Now I can only print or perform actions involving ...
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No keyboard backlighting

I have bought an MS-industral Fusion keyboard.The keyboard supports backlighting and I have tested it on my friends Windows 7 and it worked.I am using Ubuntu 14.10 and backlighting does not work.All ...
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Keyboard inputting extra characters

I'm having a very frustrating issue with my 14.04 laptop due to water damage (lent my laptop to the wrong person). Something is inputting extra characters when certain keys are pressed. Everything ...
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Any better sotware for Mouse Keys then the default Universal Access?

At times I want to use my external keyboard, but don't have my external mouse around or it's death with batteries, which is the time I wish to navigate my cursor with the keys of my keyboard. So I go ...
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Map Caps key to Super+Alt+Ctrl?

I think it would be very useful to have my own namespace of shortcut keys where pretty much nothing would ever conflict. For example, I could assign Caps+A to open Ask Ubuntu (or something similarly ...