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

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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 (to an Advantech EIMB-214), and to test that I'm trying 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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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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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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Mimic alt + backspace in iTerm2

I'm trying to figure out how to mimic the alt + backspace behaviour in iTerm2. (In a Linux virtual terminal that should delete everything before a non alpha character, I guess) I can send a key ...
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Anti-ghosting (NKRO over USB) keyboard

I've recently bought a new keyboard and was surprised to find that it didn't work in Linux. This keyboard does strange things to handle multiple key presses (anti-ghosting, a/k/a N-key rollover) over ...
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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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Laptop keyboard occasionally stops working

I have a dirty solution that is to plug a USB keyboard in and execute the following command: setxkbmap -rules evdev -layout us -model evdev Afterward my keyboard will work. This solution only ...
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Keep NumLock always on

I have standard keyboard with numerical keys on the right side (I guess it's called 104-key keyboard). I want to use the numerical keys only as numerical keys. That means, I don't want the NumLock to ...
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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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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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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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How do keyboard input and text output work?

Suppose I press the A key in a text editor and this inserts the character a in the document and displays it on the screen. I know the editor application isn't directly communicating with the hardware ...
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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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“usb 3-2: can't set config #1, error -110” - USB keyboard works in Windows 8 laptop but on PC only until Linux boots

I tried 2 new USB keyboards that work until Linux starts booting. When booting I saw: [ 8.365211] usb 3-2: New USB device found, idVendor=1a2c, idProduct=0b23 [ 8.404863] usb 3-2: New USB ...
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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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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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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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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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Unable to load a USB keyboard driver on Debian machine

I have a pretty simple driver for USB keyboard: #include <linux/module.h> #include <linux/kernel.h> #include <linux/usb.h> #include <linux/usb/input.h> #include ...
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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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Sending key press signals to a background process

I have been learning about daemons and writing them in c. What I want to do is make the daemon receive the global key press signals in ubuntu, and write the received key presses to a separate file. Is ...
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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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Reading GPG passphrase from the physical keyboard in OpenBSD

I'm using Synergy to control an OpenBSD desktop from a Linux computer (think of it like a VNC client/server). That is to say what I type on the keyboard goes through a network connection before it ...
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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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Adjusting keyboard sensitivity in a command line terminal?

When using a tty login shell by entering Ctrl-Alt-F1 from an Ubuntu 12.04 install on a laptop the keyboard seems overly sensitive and if my finger lingers for a moment on a button I end up with ...
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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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Linux kernel dropping custom keyboard scan codes

I have a vintage IBM 122 key model M keyboard that I am adapting for use on a modern computer. I am using a Teensy 2.0 to do the encoding and to handle the USB side of things. I borrowed the firmware ...
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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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USB not working in OpenBSD 5.6 installer

I'm trying to install OpenBSD 5.6 amd64 on my 2012 Mac mini (quad-core Intel i7), but USB stops working partway through the boot sequence, as evidenced by my lighted keyboard going dark. Without a ...
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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 do I trigger autocomplete without a tab key?

I'm ssh-ing to my machine using my iPhone with an app called ServerAuditior. It doesn't have tab key. See screenshot. How do I trigger autocomplete without the tab key? I don't want to type a lot of ...
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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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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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How to set up XKB to work with 3 modifier keys and 2 switchable layouts?

Consider the following XKB layout: xkb_keymap { xkb_keycodes { <ESC> = 9; <FK01> = 67; <FK02> = 68; <FK03> = 69; <FK04> = 70; <FK05> = 71; ...
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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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How to prevent the caps-lock toggle effect, without remapping or disabling it?

I have an X11 program that grabs caps-lock, and uses it. The problem is, I want to disable the regular caps-lock toggling, but doing so seems to disable the key. So whatever X11 gets for a caps-lock ...
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udev keyboard remapping with hwdb for secondary keyboards

I have a laptop, and I save the following to /etc/udev/hwdb.d/90-custom-keyboard.hwdb keyboard:usb:v*p* keyboard:dmi:bvn*:bvr*:bd*:svn*:pn*:pvr* KEYBOARD_KEY_1a=a KEYBOARD_KEY_1b=b and run $ ...
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How to remap an F key on a specific Keyboard?

I have a peripheral attached that is actually not a keyboard, but all of its buttons are being treated as F keys, they all send the same scancode and keycode as the standard F keys (based of of ...
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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 ...