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Ubuntu can not find keyboboard keys

I have HP ProBook 450 G6 with Ubuntu 19.10 and KDE Plasma. F Keybord keys like always controll various system functions, but system 'thinks' that F8 is also F3,F4 and F5. So when I try to assign ...
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Volume keys does not work Ubuntu 18.04

I have a bug with Lenovo X1 Carbon 6th Gen (with Ubuntu Budgie 18.04 LTS installed) when it comes to using the Volume up/down keys. It just does not work, the rest is OK (e.g. the brightness keys work ...
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Keyboard not working until boot sequence is finished

Ever since the most recent updates of 25 November 2019 on 19.10 my keyboard isn't recognized from the boot screen until the after grub is done. As such I can't access the BIOS or other operating ...
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Spotify No Public Repo Keys after Software Centre Installation (Can't Update through apt)

After another user installed Spotify from the Software Centre, I noticed that I could no longer apt update as so: Err:2 http://repository.spotify.com stable InRelease The ...
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Is it possible to remap keys while caps lock is on?

I would like to use WASD as arrow keys on my system. What i would love to have is that if i have caps lock on the WASD keys could act like the arrow keys, also potentially add more mappings while caps ...
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My space, backspace and enter keys are not working on ubuntu 19.04

im beginner on ubuntu and i need help. I have to use screen keyboard cause my space key, enter and backspace sudenly stopped working. Also my both ctrl keys dont work but they stopped working 2 months ...
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Keys 3, e, d and c do weird things

I bought a Lenovo T410 laptop with Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS and GNOME 3.28.2. The 3, e, d and c keys do not work properly. This is their behavior: If I simply press them, nothing happens. In no ...
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How to check if gpg key already exist with bash then skip downloading/adding?

So basically, I want to run these 2 commands but I want to check if the keys already existed. I know how to do the ifthenelse in bash but I'm not sure how to get the result and store in variable for ...
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Remapping keys with xkb in Ubuntu 18.04

My new laptop does not have right Control key. Instead it comes with useless more-less key. I tried to remap the key using xkb. In /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/pc there is a following line key <...
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Stuck keys but not really stuck

This is my first post so I apologize in advance for any grammar error, missing information or if there's too much info. I have an old Dynabook b452/22gm currently with no OS installed. It wasn't dual ...
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Combinations of keys in Minecraft do not work reliably

When pressing Ctrl + W to sprint in Minecraft repeatedly within a timeframe of ~5 seconds, the game might sometimes fail to register one of the sprints. This does not happen on Windows 10. I've ...
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The + sign and other key don't work in Ubuntu 16.04.2 (MacBook Pro Late 2006)

I could install Ubuntu in this machine with that version but some keys on the laptop don't work. The keys are: ˋ, +, the left Shift and the (Arrow Keys). NB: My keyboard layout is Spanish (Spain).
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Arrows in desktop not working

Im in ubuntu 19.04, and the arrows keys are not working in Desktop, does anyone know what could be happening? Thanks
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A problem with remapping ctrl key

I need to bind ctrl key instead of winkey. I tried do remapping with file usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/pc and with setkeycodes, but nothing helped me. It is not working with combinations as ctrl + c and ...
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Specific keys swap between working and not working

I've been having a lot of issues on my keyboard as of late, which are getting progressively worse. My space, enter, ctrl,v, and n keys just simply stop responding! But here's the kick - they ...
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Knowing which application tries to unlock a GNOME Keyring [duplicate]

Sometimes, I see a dialog asking for the unlock password of the GNOME Keyring. This dialog doesn't tell me anything about the application which wants to access the keyring secrets. Thus,I would like ...
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How to properly migrate your private and public keys

I've bought a new laptop and copied my home folder from the older to the new machine. I've make sure that my .ssh folder was copied during the process, so I can see my keys inside that /home/<my ...
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How to remap a key when it's pressed twice?

Some of my keyboard keys has gone, so I’m trying to program the other keys that are still working to press the damaged keys when I press them twice. Is that possible? Is there any program that can ...
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Some keyboard keys in Lenovo Ideapad 320E-15IKB D not working after Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS installation

Laptop: Lenovo Ideapad 320E-15IKB D, Memory: 8 GB, Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-7200U CPU @ 2.50GHz × 4, Graphics: Intel® HD Graphics 620 (Kaby Lake GT2), OS Type: 64-bit, HDD: 1 TB. I bought this ...
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Git asking for private key?

I'm on Ubuntu and I'm learning how to use Git collaboratively. I have created a pair of public/private keys on my local Ubuntu desktop with the following command: ssh-keygen -b 2048 I then accessed ...
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Slow brightness change on Ubuntu 18.04

I have a problem of too slow brightness change when I use the resp. keys on my keyboard. When I push one of the keys just shortly it takes about a second for the brightness to decrease/increase. ...
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Using CapsLocks as backspace

I want to use CapsLock as Backspace. I tried commands below and it works. setxkbmap -option caps:backspace xmodmap -e "clear Lock" But after restarting the computer, I need to type that commands ...
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Authorized-keys [duplicate]

how do I open 'authorised_keys'? for context referring to answer 46 to this question: SSH Public Key - No supported authentication methods available (server sent public key)
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Terminal Not Unlocking or Using SSH Key

I have one desktop that I can not get my ssh key to load on. I have it working on a desktop and laptop fine but a second desktop will not use the key from terminal. I deleted, recreated, etc and that ...
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Public key error [duplicate]

How to solve this, root@work:/# sudo apt-get update Hit:1 http://ppa.launchpad.net/nilarimogard/webupd8/ubuntu xenial InRelease Get:2 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security InRelease [102 ...
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SSH vs/and Password

I have a VPS that I am logging to root via SSH keys. Now, I created another user user1 with the command adduser and I assigned a password to it. However, whenever I try to login to the server via ...
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I include some shortcuts in my .profile but I want these to be activated at login time .. see below

I include some shortcuts in my .profile but I want these to be activated at login time by adding my home ¨profile¨ in /etc/profile. But it require super user permission. How to add this. I am guessing ...
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Network error: Connection refused putty

I am trying to log in to my server with ssh keys (I use putty to do it) but every time I try to connect it says Network error: Connection refused. I believe it's something wrong with the public key ...
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Volume rocker only works AFTER system resume from sleep

I am using Ubuntu 16.04.1 on a Dell XPS 12 ultrabook. The volume rocker (at the side of the laptop) only works after the system has been resumed after entering sleep mode. The FN+Volume keys always ...
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How do I remap keys in Ubuntu-16?

I've been using Ubuntu for about a month now and have recently started using Vim. I would really like to know how to swap the Caps_Lock and Escape keys but am not sure how. I'm using Ubuntu 16.04.1 ...
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Do programs add keys to root authorized keys file

During the setup of a vps I created ssh keys and use those to access the vps. I installed the following software on the vps: Tripwire Fail2ban Tiger mmap mod_security rkhunter MailUtils/postfix ...
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How To Login to VPS Using SSH/RSA Keys

I followed the instructions here and created a set of ssh keys (rsa) whilst logged into a vps as root. Encryption level 4096 as suggested... The keys were already on the host so no need to transfer......
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GPG keys error while installing sublime text editor and Oracle java

Reinstalled Ubuntu 14.04LTS and then upgraded to 16.01LTS still there is problem . How to resolve this issue. gpg: keyring `/tmp/tmp_i5vkp5t/secring.gpg' created gpg: keyring `/tmp/tmp_i5vkp5t/...
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Installing Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Linux fails

I have Linux Ubuntu 12.04 & tried to install Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 for Linux. I choose the trial version link, give my email address & receive an email with further download links. ...
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How to assign defective keys in Ubuntu Gnome?

I'm new to Ubuntu. A friend who's a FOSS advocate influenced me to shift from Windows. Btw, I have defective letters f,v and z on my keyboard. I was able to assign keys `, [ and ] in windows to make ...
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Irssi certificate, OpenPGP and SSH keys in a new install

I'm intending to perform a full fresh install of Xenial 64 bits on my laptop currently running Trusty 32, bits since my CPU is 64 bits capable. I want/need to keep my current Irssi certificate, ...
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Setting 'Fn' Keys to Adjust Volume, Brightness and Other

I saw already some similar questions here, but all look too complicated or different from my problem. I installed Linux on my laptop, and I run it along Windows, which has already been there since I ...
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Error when copying public key

I have created a key pair in Xubuntu 15. I want to copy the public key to a Windows 10 laptop in order to allow ssh connection only from there, but when I run (as root): ssh-copy-id myuser@my.ip.x....
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My keyboard symbols suddenly changed

My keyboard symbols suddenly changed. For example, if I type the backslash key, it gives #, if I use shift + 2, it gives " instead of @. I don't understand what has changed suddenly. Does anybody know ...
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Ugrade to 16.04, 'p' key does not work anymore

I just updated to 16.04. P key is not working anymore. It seem like it is grabbed by gnome-shell I tried this command: xdotool keydown "p"; xdotool key "XF86LogGrabInfo"; xdotool keyup "p" It ...
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XEV doesn't detect my key - is there any hope?

On my keyboard, there are three keys - Cut, Copy, and Paste: However, I cannot assign these as xev doesn't detect them. What can I do?
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shortcut for konsole

I am running Kubuntu 14.04 and cannot get Konsole to open with the usual shortcut Ctrl+Alt+T and have looked on various forums and configured "shortcuts and gestures" to add another entry to open ...
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Ubuntu 15.1 PGP not working

I am trying to create a PGP key on my ubuntu version 15.1. I find passwords and key and hit the "+" button to create a new PGP. I enter all the info, but after I submit my password no progress bar ...
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Ubuntu Eclipse : Backspace key started working like Delete key

Yes, Its happens suddenly when i am working on eclipse don't know how. I am working on eclipse, backspace key works all fine but suddenly its started working like delete key (When press backspace we ...
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How to map AltGr to Ctrl+Alt [duplicate]

I would like to map the AltGr key on my keyboard to produce Ctrl+Alt. I am aware of xkb and xmodmap. As far as I could tell, however, using those you can only map from key combinations onto single ...
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How to confgure capslock as a standalone key?

In Windows, you can use AutoHotKey to make Capslock a standalone key (say, binding it to 'escape') as well as a modifier (so that you can bind, say 'CapsLock + k', to launch a browser). I've tried ...
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Multimedia keys (previous, play/pause, next) don't work

Only those three keys won't work. Volume, screen brightness keys are working like a charm. Anyone know what's the problem? I tried already manualy to adjust media shortcuts eventho I knew it's system ...
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Keys repeat too fast, regardless of option in settings

Since last reboot, the keys I've pressed have been repeating at a different speed than set in the setting. Moving the sliders or even turning "Repeat Keys" off doesn't make a difference. It's as if ...
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How to protect PGP key details against be snooped?

I haven't found an answer to the following. Hypothesis: If someone gets physical access to my computer, how I would make sure that they (the ones snooping around) do not find my PGP details; like ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 = fn+f2/f3 (backlight) keys not working

With 14.04 LTS Ubuntu (64-bit), using any of the offered kernel solutions (including ones from the newer releases up to 3.19), f2/f3 brightness controls fail to register. As a matter of fact key ...