National keyboard layouts, relocating control keys, etc., generally at the operating system level. See /keyboard-shortcuts for key mappings in applications.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

2
votes
0answers
33 views

Console: Can't type special characters (Ubuntu 14.04)

We have linux-based computers (Ubuntu 14.04.4) prepared by other company to use their software. We have root password. Those computers has no X Window System. Just consoles. There is a problem with ...
0
votes
0answers
25 views

Arch Linux - startx works, but prints error

I recently installed Arch Linux (for the first time). I just installed i3 and start it with startx (I think this is part of the xorg package). On startup a message flashes for a split second, but ...
3
votes
1answer
27 views

How can I list all layouts and corresponding variants that don't use 3rd level symbols?

I need to list all possible xkb layouts and their respective variants that do not use 3rd-level symbols. Manually review of all files in /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/ directory is crazy, there maybe an ...
2
votes
2answers
104 views

How do I get a list of all the available keyboard layouts in X.org?

I know these layouts have two-letter codes like us for the US layout. I need a list of all the layouts available and also to pair the two-letter codes to the proper names of the layout to get the not ...
1
vote
0answers
13 views

Detect Keyboard Layout by typing keys on archlinux

Is there any tool for detecting keyboard layout by typing keys?
4
votes
1answer
1k views

setxkbmap switches between 2 out of 3 layouts

Issuing that command: setxkbmap -layout "us,ua,ru" -variant ",winkeys" -option "grp:shift_caps_toggle,grp_led:scroll" -model pc105 -rules xorg When hitting Caps Lock+Shift I'm switching between ...
3
votes
0answers
29 views

Xfce Keyboard Layout change Ctrl+Space

Ok, so I've been googling this for almost a week now...without any luck. When I open the Keyboard settings pane, the options are only limited to (ones that have "Space" in them) Alt+Space and Super+...
0
votes
2answers
36 views

What keyboard layout is this?

Generic 101-key PC works fine, but the left button beside number 1 is not backquote(`)/tilde(~), and shift+2 is not at(@) ,i kinda miss those buttons.
0
votes
0answers
8 views

Config ibus on terminal

I installed ibus on an Arch xmonad system. How do I configure terminal to type with the VNI method? I don't want to install xfce4-panel.
1
vote
1answer
55 views

Arch: cannot make setxkbmap persistant

I followed this wiki but I didn't get it work at boot automatically, I mean every time I boot I have to run this command: setxkbmap -model pc104 -layout fr,ara -variant ,azerty -option grp:...
0
votes
1answer
50 views

Tilde key missing on Arch Linux with XFCE4

I am running Arch Linux with XFCE4 as desktop environment on a Lenovo T400. The problem is that I am unable to type a tilde ´~´ instead it leads to a ´|´ or ´<´ when using other US layouts. The ...
0
votes
0answers
53 views

I cannot type the letter 'l' in terminal on mac

I can type the letter L on any other applications except for within the terminal. I was wondering whether it would have something to do with the bash setting in .bashrc. I am running Ubuntu.
1
vote
1answer
191 views

Visually displaying keyboard layouts of X.org? / Also: where do X.org keyboard layouts came from? [closed]

I'd like to visually see how some of the keyboard layouts in X.org look like, as an example in Windows I can see them with a program called Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator or even on Wikipedia. ...
1
vote
0answers
14 views

Keyboard mapping on ChromeOS?

The down arrow key on my Chromebook is broken. I have been trying to find a way to map the arrow keys to the WASD keys. I have found that this cannot be accomplished through ChromeOS itself, and all ...
0
votes
0answers
8 views

Setup hangul keyboard on F23 cinnamon

I used the Korean keyboard on the previous versions of fedora (21 and 22) and always used the cinnamon desktop. I could switch between normal and hangul mode. It's been a while I didn't used this ...
1
vote
1answer
17 views

Setting a 105 keys keyboard geometry under Xorg

The keyboard geometry on my system is set as "pc104", whilst I would like to set is as "pc105". I have looked into /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d, but I can't see anything related. I am running Debian ...
0
votes
1answer
15 views

Executable of the GNOME keyboard layout applet?

What is the executable of the GNOME Keyboard Preferences applet that lets you visualize available keyboard layouts? I am not running GNOME anymore, but I would still like to use that applet. I know ...
1
vote
0answers
15 views

How To Reload xserver After a Change in Keyboard Layout?

I do a change in my current keyboard layout English(US-Dvorak) but it does not react with the following code without changing back-and-forth to another keyboard layout, for xserver reloading # ...
3
votes
1answer
26 views

Use two differents keyboards in FreeBSD, in X env'

So I have bought a laptop and installed FreeBSD on it. I am now trying to finish this all. The laptop has a danish keyboard, but I have also a usb typematrix keyboard with bépo (french dvorak) layout ...
1
vote
1answer
19 views

Recover keyboard layout

Using localectl --no-convert layout ..., I changed the layout of my keyboard. Unfortunately, it turned out that I picked the wrong layout which seems to have virtually no key in common with the actual ...
1
vote
0answers
11 views

xbindkeys/xkb map ctrl shortcut

I have installed colemakwide(xkb) and would like to keep shortcut like ctrl+s etc. The goal is that all ctrl shortcut behave like QWERTY which I did in windows/klc by have the original vk for the keys....
2
votes
2answers
344 views

How to bind super key to Ctrl+Shift using xmodmap? [duplicate]

I have read the xmodmap documentation. I could only find information on how to bind one key to another. How do I bind one modifier key to a combination of other modifier keys? Can I do this using ...
2
votes
0answers
13 views

How can I stop using setxkbmap groups from snagging modifier keys?

I have several different keyboard maps that I can switch between to my heart's content using: setxkbmap dvp Then when I want another one: setxkbmap ptf Etc. This works, but I'd rather use the ...
0
votes
0answers
38 views

How to set persistent keyboard layout for X Windows in Kali Linux?

I want to set permanent Japanese keyboard layout for X Windows in Kali Linux (Rolling Edition 2016.1, testing with kali-2016.1 Vagrant box). Setting Japanese keyboard manually through All Settings -> ...
5
votes
0answers
26 views

How can I get both custom compose sequences and Unicode character entry?

Entering raw Unicode characters by first hitting Ctrl+Shift+u and then entering the hex value of a code point to get that character (e.g. 262D for ☭) is quite useful, esp. when you're testing ...
1
vote
1answer
29 views

How to use guillemets with us altgr-intl layout?

I've set up my keymap as US international with the following command: $ sudo localectl set-x11-keymap us apple_laptop altgr-intl which I think is equivalent to the following setxkbmap command: $ ...
1
vote
1answer
33 views

i3wm / debian accent marks

I have the next problem: I'm using a USA keyboard using that distribution, but I'm a spanish speaker, so I need to configure the keyboard to somehow print the characters I need (é, á, í, ó, ú, ñ, Ñ). ...
1
vote
0answers
26 views

Typing { } on Debian in VirtualBox on OSX [closed]

I have a OSX with VirtualBox and a virtual machine with Debian. In the virtual machine I'm not able to type those brackets {}. Any help ? I have an Italian keyboard on my Mac.
1
vote
1answer
59 views

What is the difference between X11 keymapping and virtual console keymapping

In linux we have X11 which governors keyboard layouts but sadly any changes made there don't affect the system as a whole so in a tty you are left with standard qwerty no matter what your X11 ...
5
votes
0answers
25 views

Keyboard modification in Linux

I'm using Karabiner on Mac OS X to make some of my keys work as half modifiers: for ex. tapping enter is enter but holding it is meta. Is it easy to do the same in Linux? PS. I mean: I want to be ...
1
vote
1answer
47 views

Remapping Caps Lock for every session

I use the following command to remap the Caps Lock key to Esc: setxkbmap -option caps:escape Unfortunately, I have to type the command every time I create a new session. I tried putting it in my ....
0
votes
0answers
25 views

xmodmap and mod

I followed the arch xmodmap guide but I still have some question: for every keycode I have 8 entries: normal, shift, mode_switch, mode_switch + shift, altgr, altrgr + shift. Then other two which I ...
4
votes
3answers
373 views

How do I bind AltGr+key to a symbol?

I want to bind AltGr+W to æ, and some other combinations, how can I do this? I also need AltGr+Shift+W to Æ. I normally use setxkbmap to change the keymap.
9
votes
3answers
1k views

Remapping power key to delete

I have a macbook pro running Ubuntu 13.10 with FluxBox. Unfortunately, the power button is physically above the backspace where I would expect the delete key to be in. In OS X, the PowerKey program ...
1
vote
1answer
74 views

Change keyboard layout when using a keyboard or other

Well, I was deep reading into setxkbmap options and changing layouts posts, but I don't find what I need. The problems is the following: I have a laptop running Fedora 23 Cinnamon Spin, the laptop ...
8
votes
2answers
998 views

Custom keyboard layout is reset to default after standby or reboot

I designed a keyboard layout for myself, after I run xmodmap it works OK, but after standby or reboot, the layout turn back to qwerty. How can I set it as default? My OS is Debian Wheezy with XFCE4.
3
votes
0answers
59 views

New Apple keyboard layout on Arch Linux

Apple authorized support changed the top case and keyboard on my Macbook Air that was manufactured in 2011 and the new keyboard layout is not recognized. I've installed Arch on this notebook but I ...
1
vote
2answers
37 views

XKB: assign multiple keycodes to one behaviour (<ESC>)

I have a new bluetooth keyboard, and for some reason the keycode that the escape key returns is 172 instead of 1 (according to 'showkey'; the same codes have 8 added in xkb, so 180 instead of 9). By ...
1
vote
0answers
30 views

How can I stop my Debian Cinnamon desktop from always starting with the US English keyboard layout?

Since a few weeks Cinnamon on my Debian "Jessie" 8 system suddenly started to start with the X keyboard layout set to US English. It does that even though in the "Keyboard" settings the German layout ...
4
votes
1answer
68 views

How to allow for caps-lock keyboard layout change

I am using a freshly installed Ubuntu-Gnome 16.04, and I want to set caps-lock to change keyboard layout (single key, not key combination). I used to have this Linux-mint, and I grew used to it. I ...
1
vote
1answer
124 views

Remapping space + ijkl to arrow keys

I want to set my keyboard so that pressing space and releasing will emit a "normal" space, but holding space and pressing one of i/j/k/l will emit an arrow key. Is it possible to do that? Thanks!
1
vote
0answers
24 views

Invert fn key use of PGUP/HOME and PGDN/END keys

I am trying to invert the Fn-key behaviour of the PgUp/Home and PgDn/End keys on my MSI laptop. Currently I need to press Fn+PgUp to get Home or Fn+PgDn to get End, and since I use Home (End) a lot ...
1
vote
2answers
546 views

How to change key mapping for HOME and END keys in XTERM?

I am working on RHEL 6.4. In my old system running on RHEL 5.3, the Home is mapped to ^[[1~ and End is mapped to ^[[4~. In the new system, Home is mapped to ^[[H and End is mapped to ^[[F, which is ...
0
votes
1answer
49 views

How do I temporarily switch between keyboards on KDE Plasma 5?

I would like to be able to switch between my default US English keyboard to an Arabic one, as I would like to learn some Arabic. I know that going to System Settings → Regional Settings → ...
1
vote
2answers
81 views

Fn keyboard keys not working (when udev is disabled)

I am in the process of getting rid of udev daemon from my system. I have fixed all issues, only one small problem is remaining: It used to be (when I was using udev), that Fn+Down acted as ...
8
votes
1answer
5k views

Mod, Meta, Super … keys?

In Window Managers circle there are some technical terms; couple of them are Mod keys and Meta keys. The questions here I am asking are What exactly are those and are they universal across ...
2
votes
0answers
31 views

Map ctrl+key different from typing key in xkb or xmodmap

Is it possible to map ctrl+key different from regular typing key in linux? I have done it in windows with MSKLC but can't figure out how to do it in linux. E.g. I want to type dvorak but have regular ...
0
votes
0answers
35 views

What is the keyboard shortcut for Mint 17.03 Rosa for language switch?

Clicking the flag is not an option. ALT + Caps doesn't work, I went through all shortcuts - no language switch options, there is custom shortcut option - if anyone can help provide a command to do so ...
3
votes
1answer
82 views

Remap Fedora 23 Keys under the i3 window manager

I have read that xmodmap has been overridden by xkb since Fedora 23. I am using i3. xkb seems really overwhelming when all I want to do is swap the windows key and alt key. From xev the outputs are: ...
0
votes
1answer
50 views

How to change keyboard layout for an specific virtual terminal?

I know that "loadkeys" is used to change keymaps on the console but when it changes the keymap settings it changes it for all virtual terminals. I looked at the man page and it mentions a "--console" ...