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The obvious way to go is to launch such applications in background by adding an & sign to the end of the command, like this: firefox & Please note that Firefox is now a child process of your shell and your terminal window. If you exit them, Firefox gets killed if it's still running. To avoid this and make sure it continues running even after ...


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You can type firefox & to tell firefox to run in the background, then you can keep using your terminal session... Edit: And @ByteCommander has explained this much more thoroughly than me. But sometimes Firefox (or another process that has been told to run in the background) will print some warnings and so on to the terminal, even if the process is ...


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I used xset. The following will show the current Repeat Rate Delay and the Repeat Rate: xset q My default values were 200,33. The following will set the repeat rates: xset r rate 500 33 The Repeat Rate Delay refers to the time it takes for a 2nd repeat character to appear when a character key is pressed down. The Repeat Rate refers to the delay ...


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I was using the wrong keycode. For u, the keycode was actually 30. Running the command: xmodmap -e 'keycode 30 = 0x0000' disabled the key on the remote machine. This doesn't prevent me from typing u on my end.


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Looks as this has been updated, my X1C with ubuntuMATE 16.04 LTS has /sys/class/leds/tpacpi\:\:kbd_backlight/brightness which works as expected ie: # echo 2 > /sys/class/leds/tpacpi\:\:kbd_backlight/brightness Brings it to full light :)



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