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mouse issue on Thinkpad: random right clicks, intentional clicks register on different windows

I have a thinkpad T420 with Linux Mint installed and I have a problem with the mouse. (The problem has occurred on Ubuntu Mate, too. See below) The problem doesn't occur all the time, but when it ...
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mouse and keyboard stopped working after installing xserver-xorg-video-intel

On my Intel NUC, I was trying to install the intel drivers in order to make sure that the hdmi is fully operational. So I installed xserver-xorg-video-intel which was supposed to install all the ...
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Quick insertion of down quotation marks

Is there an easy way to input these quotation marks on Linux: „“ ? On a Mac, there's a relatively easy compose shortcut, but I couldn't find a shortcut for Linux. There doesn't even seem to be a ...
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Poll on events in /dev/input/eventX stalls program

We are using an NVIDIA Jetson TX2 and I need to access a couple of buttons on a Auvideao J120 carrier board. Luckily, I have found that they generate events in /dev/input/event3. Being an application ...
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Keyboard input problem Ubuntu 18.04.1

Did a fresh install of Ubuntu 18.04.1 on my Frontier laptop. The desktop booted just fine but sometimes when I open a new window with text input (terminal, browser etc...) I can not type in anything. ...
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How to choose input method on Kubuntu 18.04?

I have a new fresh Kubuntu installation. I have used Linux Mint and Ubuntu before, those OS have GUI settings for input method, where I can choose ibus or fcitx and type Vietnamese (my language, we ...
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How do I use a Dialog input box to take integer and store it in C? [duplicate]

I am trying to use Dialog from within a C program to prompt the user to enter an integer. How do I store that entry in a variable within my program? An example of a Dialog yesno prompt I am using ...
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Erratic text input problem with CudaText editor

I found myself needing a text editor that would handle a large (44Mb) XML file happily. I ran across CudaText (licensed under Mozilla Public License 2.0), a newish cross-platform text editor that has ...
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trigger script on open or close of cd drive

I found several questions/answers about how to open/eject/mount a cd rom/drive. But I am after something else: I would like to run a script whenever the cd drive either closes or opens, it doesn't ...
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Installed in Ubuntu18.04, top bar shows switch to Chinese OK, but still all English

Added the language, installed Chinese Google Pinyin, and the top bar shows switching between English & Chinese. Tried typing something in Chinese, and changed back to English, all OK yesterday. ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 changing the text I am typing when typed quickly and prefixed with “tri”

I noticed when typing string (very quickly) it shows something like the following: str]nig or sting or str]ng The same happens with anything prefixed by tri such as triv: t]iv This is happening ...
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Disable user intervention until password entered (not logout)

I'm looking for an option to turn user input off (so to say enable read-only mode) leaving the same picture on screen without logging out from the system, but requiring password to be entered to ...
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How do I disable Drag and Drop of highlighted Text globally?

How do I disable Drag and Drop of highlighted Text globally? I know it's the OS doing it and not the Browsers or Editors, that's why I ask here for a Solution. I'm using Kubuntu 18.04, but I didn't ...
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Nohup and input params is this possible?

The following prg requires some input after start in the next line: ./myApp param1 param2 -d /home/user/abc Enter password: Is something like this possible: nohup ./myApp param1 param2 -d /...
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On-screen keyboard doesn't work with touchscreen on Ubuntu 18.04

I've installed Ubuntu 18.04 on my Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro and I can't use the GNOME onscreen keyboard with the touchscreen! It's very weird, because the touchscreen is working fine and the virtual keyboard ...
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Open fcitx configuration but no input method shows

I was trying to install sogoupinyin to type chinese in my ubuntu 16.04. After installation, when I type fcitx-config-gtk3 in the terminal to open the fcitx input method configuration, the following ...
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How to enter hexadecimal values from the extended ASCII table

I am running Ubuntu 14.10, and I would like to enter characters from the console using hexadecimal code. To do this, I am using the combination Alt+ Shift+u+Hexcode. On my computer this works fine ...
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Reading one JPEG image from a Sony eyetoy

The Sony Eyetoy is a cheap way to get a JPEG image into a memory buffer from which I can do everything I need with the freeImage software suite. The problem is that I have tries every suggestion I can ...
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After update non-english characters not working on Ubuntu 18.04

I recently updated Ubuntu from 16 to 18.04 and after that I can't input non-engilsh characters in any application. Funny thing is that I can type them on Ubuntu search, but can't in webbrowsers/chats/...
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Genius G Pen with Ubuntu 18.04. How to get G Pen working?

In the 18.04 system the Genius G Pen 560 does not work. In 12.04 it worked normally. How to return behavior from 12.04? May be a package needs to be installed?
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Installed a package and now my mouse and keyboard don't work :(

Recently, I installed virtualbox-guest-x11, and the dependencies: xserver-xorg-core, and xorg-video-abi20. When I typed "sudo reboot" my laptop rebooted to loging, but my mouse and keyboard do not ...
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Can I remap mouse keys for games running using wine?

I want to play idle-action games (like Witcher I or FTL) with a single hand. These games are both action and idle because you can press spacebar to stop action and think about strategy and what to do ...
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Can't type or click on Ubuntu Virtualbox

My shared clipboard wasn't working so I looked up solutions online until I came across this one that suggested to install the package virtualbox-guest-x11. I restarted my VM but suddenly no input is ...
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How to make Space behave like Shift while Ctrl is held down? (Like at-home-modifier except Space behaves normally on press-down)

Basically, how could I turn Ctrl+Space into Ctrl+Shift while Space alone works normally? I don't mind if the solution also involves other combinations of [Key]+Space to [Key]+Shift as long as Space ...
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Type Vietnamese in Mondevelop

I upgraded from Ubuntu 16.04 to Ubuntu 17.10. In Ubuntu 16.04 I can type Vietnamese in Mondevelop by ibus. But after upgrade, i can't. Please help me!
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How to enable scrolling with Wacom touch strips and Gnome Shell?

I'm using Ubuntu 17.10 with Gnome Shell and a Wacom Intuos 3. The tablet has a vertical touch strip on either side and I would like to use these for vertical scrolling. xsetwacom reports that these ...
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Text entry (Input source) not working in Ubuntu 16.04

It worked fine previously. Somehow none of input sources works after rebooting, including those default ones. I can only type English now using any input source. How do I fix it? I can barely find a ...
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Wait for input while executing bash script

I have seen this question: Pause execution and wait for user input , but my problem is different. I have a Command: google-oauthlib-tool --scope https://www.googleapis.com/auth/assistant-sdk-...
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fcitx: Working Chinese input in Ubuntu 16.04 (fix or find)

Non-working softwares: After installing the built-in Wubi option and one third-party, listed here: Wubihaifang86; ibus's Wubi-Jidan86. I looked for a few other options but could not find anything I ...
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Libreoffice Ubuntu via NFS Freebsd Permanent input Output Error

from my Ubuntu Workstation 4.4.0-112-generic #135-Ubuntu SMP Fri Jan 19 11:48:36 UTC 2018 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux i'll try to open an LibreOffice document. The file resides on an NFS-...
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Input lags when layout switch with Super+Space

After update to Ubuntu 17.10 I catch a new very annoying bug. My shortcut to switch keyboard layouts is "super+space". After the switch, I have input delay and loss 1-3 first letters. With "Ctrl+Shift"...
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Sharing mouse and keyboard input on virtual machines

So what I am trying to do is setup two or more virtual boxes (with lubuntu if posibble), and share my cursor and keyboard input for all virtual boxes. Is this possible? What software should I use?
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Caribou On Screen Keyboard Shift Key Not Working

I recently got a new Wacom Mobile Studio Pro 13. A tablet computer (no trackpad, no physical keyboard, just a few buttons on the left hand side, with a Wacom stylus). When I first login into an ...
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How can I fix python2 console space/backspace issue related with ^H?

I'm using Ubuntu 17.10. In python3 console if I hit the backspace key I get to delete a character. That's OK, but in python2 console if I hit the backspace key I get a space character. ^H should be ...
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This really annoying freezing 17.10 Ubuntu switching user session!

I've seen several issues about freezing Ubuntu 17.10 GUI. I am facing this issue, too. It's really annoyng, but I believe my issue is more "accurated". My computer has two RADEON GPUs, with three ...
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How do I delete a suggested kanji conversion from Mozc?

How do I delete 取り越し苦労 from Mozc's list of suggested kanji conversions for とりこし?
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How to copy and paste large inputs lines in Linux

I'm working on linked list and to fill the link list I have to enter each node data (which is integer) so I generate random numbers in a .txt file from where I copy the input using Ctrl+C and to paste ...
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Visual GUI no keyboard/mouse input possible

I think I somehow broke my visual GUI of my ubuntu-16.04.3 LTS. It does not accept neither keyboard nor mouse interaction anymore (and doesn't show the mouse pointer at all). I'm running the OS ...
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No input after suspend/sleep

After my Dell computer goes to sleep, I can move the mouse around fine and it brings the screen back up. I can't click on anything or type anything. I don't know much about Linux and it is even ...
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FCITX Chinese-Black box appears instead of character options

Recently started having problems with the native pinyin input. It was working fine, then this week it stopped showing options for chinese characters. Instead, there is just a much larger black box. I ...
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How to understand the ordering of output redirection? [duplicate]

So I am trying to learn how to pass standard out and standard err to various areas. Let's say I have a folder with here.txt alone. So if I do ls here.txt not-here.txt 1>out 2>&1 Since ...
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How do I load an input driver

This is an academic excerise to grow my knowledge. I have installed Ubuntu 16.04 in a VM from alternate install. Installed xinit, openbox, and emulationstation. I have been playing around with ....
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Touchpad not detected in any linux distribution

I've installed several linux distributions and my touchpad isn't working in any of them. USB Mouse works fine and the touchpad works on Windows 10. I tried many different things I've found and none of ...
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Ubuntu doesn't show output and input devices

I cant't control the volume, it's muted but the sound comes out anyway, it only stops if I plug headphones. Besides that, in the settings it is not showing the output and input devices, so I can't ...
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Automatically send file input to command using expanded variables

I need to send some credentials defined in a file to a vpn connection command which is waiting for username and password to be entered when executed. There is a similar requirement to my question ...
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edit resolv.conf

I can't edit /etc/resolv.conf, error: permission denied I upgraded from 16.04 to 16.10 and keyboard & mouse stopped working, following ubuntu KB asks to mount chroot, chroot mounted but dns not ...
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Increasing size of mouse pointer affected click area beyond 1x1 pixel?

is it possible to increase the size of the mouse pointer click area? The click area seems to be 1x1 pixel only. Would it be possible to increase it? So that the click area would be increased to 5x5 ...
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User input with timeout

I am using a script to manage stuff on external dives. At the end I want to give the user the option to leave or dismount the drives. I'd like to add a timeout and use the second option (do nothing) ...
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How to use on the spot Japanese input with fcitx and mozc? (as opposed to over the spot) (16.04)

Where can I switch to on the spot input style when using fcitx and mozc for Japanese? By on the spot I mean displaying the letters at the cursor location as I type. Now, when trying to type Japanese,...
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Computer not taking input from mouse and keyboard

Ubuntu 14.04 was working just fine. Today when I booted it is not taking any input from any keyboard and mouse. Since I had wireless keyboard and mouse I also tried with wired but didn't help. I have ...