General keyboard topics, including keyboard hardware and keyboard functionality in software.

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Remember Numlock state after login in GNOME

I am running Debian GNOME 8.0. I would like to have Numlock ON as default. So I followed the instructions on this page: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Activating_Numlock_on_Bootup#GDM ...
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Editing missing characters in some charmap/keyboard

I use the abnt2 layout on my american keyboard, but the backslash key \ is missing. How can I remap some glyph to an unused key or combination (eg. CtrlAltE or AltGrE)? I knows only that ...
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Changing specific keys on Apple keyboard under Fedora 22

I'm trying to change some specific keys on my USB Apple keyboard running Fedora 22. Just spent three days searching for an answer and trying different solutions, I ended up using xmodmap and still ...
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Working around a buggy keyboard / hacking an input stream?

When I type the key sequence oun quickly, the key sequence oun<F12> is emitted by my keyboard. (Update: actually, you must press-and-hold each key in the sequence in order to trigger the ...
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System creates extra shift/alt/control keypresses

OK, so this is strange. I recently bought a HP Pavilion ab153nr laptop and installed UbuntuMate 15.10 on it. While setting everything up, I noticed that the screensaver would occasionally stop ...
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How to get a HE/EN keyboard layout which is just like in Windows?

I want my keyboard in Linux to behave like it does on Windows - with respect to English and Hebrew. This is actually a tricky request, since just having en,il as the pair of layouts does not suffice. ...
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Mouse and keyboard stop responding via KVM switch in Linux Mint

I've had an odd bug crop up. I have two machines, both are configured to dual boot. I have a KVM switch between the two machines. The first is Windows/Debian and the second is Windows/Debian/Mint. ...
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To which files does the key stroke and mouse click data go first and what form they have?

I want to know which files belong to keystrokes and mouse clicks, and what kind of data is sent to them. My main purpose of asking this question is key logging. I want to write a key logger script ...
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How to steal keystrokes instead of just monitoring them?

I am writing a program that allows controlling the mouse through keyboard. The user is supposed to assign a hotkey to start the program, which runs in the background without GUI or CLI. The keyboard ...
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How do I terminate Aptitude safely

I have a TMux session with Aptitude open. The Aptitude process has been "killed" several times with STOP/CONT. Now it doesn't react to the Q key. Instead a 'q' is printed on the top-left corner of the ...
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How to setup zkbd (zsh keyboard bindings) in a server?

I have zsh shell in a Linux server, and connect to the server from screen sessions in different computers. I'm trying to get control keys, such as home and end, to function correctly. Because zsh ...
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Disable embedded keyboard when in a tty

I've been lately working on a netbook. I like to connected an external keyboard and mouse to it whenever I can, and I put the keyboard over the embedded keyboard. When on X, I used xinput to disable ...
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How to determine what event is disabling Sticky Keys?

I have an ongoing problem with Kubuntu 14.10, when using the computer I find that Sticky Keys is suddenly disabled. I reenable the feature, but in after some time (measured as three minutes to days) ...
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Keyboard glitch Ubuntu 15.04

Have been cleaning my laptop keyboard and now on a single button press multiple symbols are inputed. For example r => 65RGFVT + turns on CapsLock o => 9ol.p ... Has anyone else experienced ...
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Gnome - input source not working

I have Elementary OS and there is problem if custom keyboard layout should be added, because currently the switchboard-plug-keyboard uses hardcoded layouts from data/layouts.txt and does not scan ...
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Boot process stops until PS/2 key presses?

I'm working on an embedded product based on Gentoo linux 3.6.6 running on a Mini-ITX motherboard. We're looking at switching motherboards (from a Jetway NF9D-2550 to an Advantech EIMB-214), and to ...
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How to force the X server to produce a specific keysym and state?

I have a Macbook which I want to map the right "command" key (also known as Super_R, RWIN) to AltGr. The reasons I want this is due to how a normal Norwegian keyboard has its square bracket keys and ...
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keyboard locked after resume until I type in a terminal

Issue: After my laptop comes back from suspend and I log in via lightdm, I have to use the mouse to open a terminal then type on the command line before my keyboard is responsive. I usually close the ...
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Unable to add a keyboard layout on Cinnamon

I'd like to try the Polish Colemak layout. It's built into xkb: /usr/share/X11/xkb/rules $ grep -ri 'Polish (Colemak)' * base.extras.xml: <description>Polish ...
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Capture user input in SSH

Say you are at work, you ssh to your home PC and opened a python game.py. No VNC. Is it possible to press down and up, space, etc. inside the window of the game? No need to see the actual game ...
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Is there a way to log key presses under linux?

I am a heavy Vim user and I also use a ton of tmux and a load of bash in my everyday computer activities. In order to optimize my work flow, even more, I would like a way to get a log of all key ...
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Valid keycode but no scancode [duplicate]

Please reopen the question, it's substantially different. I asked about keys which don't work in this question. In tty I ran showkey --scancodes I found out that the keys don't even send a ...
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On boot `^[[6~` is printed

When I boot Ubuntu, Arch Linux or so, the string ^[[6~ is printed very often. I suspect that a key is stuck, but I don’t know which.
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Connect Logitech MX900 keyboard

My Logitech hardware Bluetooth hub suddenly stopped working, so I am trying to connect the Logitech MX900 Mouse and Keyboard units directly to my Samsung 900X laptop runnning Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca. ...
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Which are the files and applications that manage keyboard and dead keys configuration in KDE?

I´m using kubuntu 15.04 and started to have a problem with dead keys. Some applications (like Kate, Libreoffice Writer) work as expected with the keyboard but others (like Firefox, Emacs) don´t. The ...
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How to handle a key which is not detected by ACPI [duplicate]

I have the Asus R556LB laptop. Some functional keys (e.g. the ones for brightness regulation) did not work out of the box, so I visited this page. Unfortunately, the keys I wanted to work are not ...
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Can't enter capital letters using shift key

In some applications entering capital letters works like hitting ESC key. Reproducing: Open LibreOffice document Select "Save as" (Unity dialog) Hit "Create folder" Enter a capital letter using ...
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Help with udev rules my Keyboard thinks it's a Joystick

I'm running Archlinux and I have a weird problem my "Microsoft Wired Keyboard 600" gets picked up as a Joystick and a Keyboard for some reason. Note: Output trimmed ─$ xinput list Virtual core ...
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Disable laptop keyboard to only use USB keyboard

I need to disable my laptop's keyboard so that keyboard can only be used via USB. I am not using X, I am on the Linux console. The solution should be able to start as early in the boot process as ...
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Use hardware keyboard with rdp

I'm running xrdp on my RPi, and it works how it's supposed to, but since the keyboard on iOS behaves weird in Microsoft's rdp app, I would like to be able to use my iPhone/iPad as screen (+ mouse) and ...
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Caps Lock LED not working

I recently installed kernel 3.14.27-100 on my Fedora 19 system and now I no longer get a Caps Lock LED when using virtual terminals. (It still works on X system ). Also, it works fine running kernel ...
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gnome 3.x - how to make static workspaces and use numpad for navigating them

I have decided to try out gnome 3.x for a while, as I have been using unity for the most part. But I have become accustomed to the 2d grid workspaces in unity, and I can only think of one way I can ...
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how to go mouseless [closed]

I would like to improve my efficiency. I recall seeing some tool to use gui applications on linux with the keyboard, but I do not recall much else about it! Please advise how I can go mouseless(for ...
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Can't find eth0 in my ifconfig output

I have a old desktop with ASUS P5KPL AM/PS board with intel core2Duo processor. I have installed kali linux on it when I run ifconfig in root shell all I can see l0which is my loopback address and ...
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How and when is keyboard data encoded from keyboard to application? [duplicate]

I hope this is not the wrong place to ask this, if it is, please point me in the right direction. As the title says, how and when is keyboard data encoded? I just wanna know in basic terms the ...
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Why are the up and down arrows keys not always working on multiple platforms?

Very recently, maybe within the last two weeks this issue has started cropping up: once maybe every two days or so, the up and down arrow keys simply stop working for a while - I can move the cursor ...
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To get Stable Keyboard Configs for 90 WPM and Dvorak in Debian?

I am trying to set stable keyboard configurations for the user with 90 WPM of correct words per minute and the keyboard layout Dvorak. The cursor location is behaving unstably for instance in editors ...
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Sending key press signals to a background process

I have been learning about daemons and writing them in C. I want to make the daemon receive the global key press signals in Ubuntu, and write the received key-presses to a separate file. Is there any ...
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Incorrect keyboard mappings on RHEL v6.4

Spent a while trying to create keyboard shortcuts in terminal for command history access (up/down arrow keys). Realized after some frustration that this wasn't the issue - some keyboard keys are just ...
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How to change specific keys in the keyboard?

My Down and Right arrow keys were no longer functioning. Therefore, it is very difficult to use my laptop.So I want to change the key map like this: Pg up to function as Up arrow key Pg down to ...
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Keyboard fails to work properly

Due to some historic reason, I am running Xorg-1.4 with kernel 2.6.32.21 for an old board. On this board, If I start the X then, mouse works very well. But keyboard fails to run. Only "numpad" works ...
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How to detect Keyboard Function Keys in daemon (FreeBSD) [closed]

I am interested in writing a daemon that watches for raw key events so I can detect the F-keys on my keyboard and launch programs when they are pressed. How can I detect when these F-keys are pressed? ...
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Cannot use keyboard within Qt app without sudo

I have an embedded Qt application crosscompiled that runs on BeagleBone Black. It works Ok, but one thing- It doesnt accept keyboard input if i wont run in directly on BeagleBone Black preceeding with ...
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Some keys on VNC Viewer on windows 8.1 remoting my debian server doesn't work well

I have a server running Debian 8 Jessie with a windows manager E17 running on it and I have a vnc viewer remoting my server using windons 8.1 but when I tried to write on the terminal of my server via ...
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How to specify a specific product in udev hwdb file?

I'm trying to remap the buttons on a peripheral that incorrectly has its buttons mapped to F keys. To remedy this I'm trying to use a udev hwdb file to remap keys only on specif devices. So far my ...
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TTY being flooded by button that doesn't exist being held down

Alright, I'm not really sure what's going on here. My laptop is a Dell precision m4800 running Ubuntu 15.04 64bit. It boots fast, without any issues, and I am able to login and generally go about my ...
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Wine over ssh X11 forward, keyboard problem

When i run: ssh -X myRemoteLinuxIP gvim everything works fine. But when i run: ssh -X myRemoteLinuxIP wine notepad mouse works OK, but keyboard keep typing chars inside ssh terminal window, not ...
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No keyboard layouts in Cinnamon 2.6.7

I upgraded my Cinnamon DE (in Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca) via sudo apt-get install cinnamon, from my Xfce DE. All is working well except for the keyboard layouts. I'm stuck with a US English layout and ...
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Strange behaviour of the 'r' key on keyboard

I have an Arch Linux machine whose 'r' key started misbehaving recently. This only happens when the language is set to English (in another language, it works correctly), which makes me suspect it's ...
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How do I select text from terminal by using keyboard only?

I used to select text via mouse click+drag but I want to know if I can do the same thing via the keyboard only? I am talking about selecting text with the help of the keyboard on gnome-terminal, etc. ...