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

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X11 applications over SSH receive bugged keyboard input

After ssh -X user@host and launching an application (for example zenmap), keyboard input into the X11 window is broken. Typing 192... appears and functions as erp... Keys show up fine when typing ...
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Meta Keys on Linux Running on a Macbook

Regular keyboard designs have a several meta keys. Most of them appear twice, to the left of the space key, and to it's right. Shift, Ctrl, and the Windows/Apple key are of this kind. The alt key ...
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Is there any reason why I get ^[[A when I press up arrow at the console login screen?

Whenever I'm at the console login, I press up arrow intentionally to see the previously typed commands. But I see this ^[[A. But when I press Ctrl Alt Print Screen Scroll Lock Pause Break Page Up ...
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Is there an application that could predict what I type and auto-complete my words and sentences?

I use to type a lot of text (in the browser) repeating the same stuff, using the same words and even same sentences over and over again. It would save me a lot of time if the computer could guess what ...
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Keyboard triggering mouse events on Debian on Macbook

I installed Debian 6 on my Macbook in a dualboot configuration. Everything is working fine, except for the keyboard. As I'm typing, I see the mouse arrow moving a bit and strange things happen, such ...
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Keyboard slowing mouse refresh rate under Debian 8

This odd issue is preventing me from developing software on my current Debian Jessie setup. Whenever I press or hold a key on the keyboard – any key with the apparent exception of shift and alt&...
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Permanently map CapsLock to Esc in Debian and Red Hat (no X) [duplicate]

Currently, I remap caps lock to Esc using the following command each session: setxkbmap -option caps:escape This works, but only until a reboot, then I have to type it in again. I tried adding it ...
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The T on my keyboard auto's to caps

When I use the T key on my keyboard, it capitalizes all and any letter keys that follow. This appeared after I had installed Wine on my Dell Inspiron 630m. Is there a fix?
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Manipulating X key and pointer grabs on the command line

What command line tools exist to list and manage X server grabs? (That's grab as in key and pointer grabs, i.e. restricting the use of a particular key or mouse button to a particular application, or ...
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Problems Using Microsoft Sculpt Keyboard with Fedora

I've been using the Microsoft Sculpt keyboard for about a week with almost no issue. The one problem I'm seeing is that the Ctrl+F keyboard combo doesn't seem to work anywhere in my OS, other ...
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No keycode for F[6-8] keys

I'm running Arch Linux with i3 and I'm unable to map the F6, F7 and F8 keys to anything. The other function keys all work fine. I've used xev to try and diagnose this. If I press one of the ...
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Read special keys in bash

I am playing with a script that, among other things, list a selection-list. As in:1) Item 1 # (highlighted) 2) Item 2 3) Item 3 # (selected) 4) Item 4 When user press down-...
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How can I make Ctrl + Alt act like Alt gr in Ubuntu?

I recently switched to Ubuntu on my laptop and one thing that almost got me to switch back to windows is the fact that I can't make Ctrl + Alt to act like Alt gr. I have programmed in several years ...
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Switching on numlock by default in Linux Mint

Whenever I boot in to Linux Mint the NumLock is switched off by default. As my username consists of some numbers, I need to switch on NumLock each time. I want it to be switched on by default each ...
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Laggy, hanging, unstable bluetooth keyboard with Linux only

I have a laptop with Bluetooth broadcom 43142 module, and i had to copy firmware for it from Windows. Also i have Samsung Bluetooth Keyboard BKB-10.. Itt worrrks fine with Windoows 10, but under ...
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udev keyboard remapping with hwdb NumLock 0

I have a Samsung np870z5e laptop with builtin Numpad with ubuntu 16.04 and udev 229. I have a 'Fn-lock' button, if I press it, the Numpad 0 button (KP_0) becomes 'Menu' button (xev reports it), or '...
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Media key problems with Microsoft keyboard

I have a Microsoft All-in-One wireless media keyboard (n9z-00001) which behaves weirdly with my current distribution, Arch Linux. (Linux 3.19.3-3-ARCH #1 SMP PREEMPT Wed Apr 8 14:10:00 CEST 2015 ...
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Distinguish between command that typed by human and run by script

For example $ pwd /home/my_name It is possible or not to identify that this command is typed by human or run by script.
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Sub process keyboard input layer

I have a bash script where I set up a stream playlist by user interaction. The user then press p to play the selection. This simply do something like: media-player --playlist media-player defaults ...
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reconnect bluetooth mouse

I'm using a bluetooth mouse and keyboard via BlueZ. They were paired by the help of the tool bluetoothctl. When connecting them inside this cli-tool they both work perfectly. I'm looking for a way ...
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Redirect keyboard input to unfocused program

I'm looking for some help with a computing issue. I'm running Openbox 3.5.2 on Raspbian/Pi3 and a single monitor. I want to have one program focused and in fullscreen while the keyboard outputs to ...
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Why can linux not see usb devices present on startup?

I am trying to run linux (tails, which is based on debian) on a laptop (Lenovo 11.6 Inch Ideapad 100s) from a live usb drive. However, once I get past the boot menu, the mouse and keyboard stop ...
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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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“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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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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How can I disable uim without uninstalling it?

I took me a while to install and configure uim https://code.google.com/archive/p/uim/ on Arch Linux and install other japanese fonts because I needed the support for the japanese language and locale. ...
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Disable the Power button on a Chromebook

I have a Chromebook on which I installed Arch Linux. However, this Chromebook comes with a very odd key: a "Power On/Off" key at the top right of the keyboard. Without ANY warning, this button turns ...
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Change keyboard layout by shortcut (text mode only)

I've got brand new gentoo on my box. No X installed. I want to know correct way to setup changing keyboard layout while in text mode. (Basically I need a simple way of cycling between three keyboard ...
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No keyboard input upon boot

I have just finished Linux-from-scratch (7.9). I followed the instructions exactly, and ran into no problems during the build. However, when I booted for the first time, it seemed to boot okay; it got ...
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When I'm typing a text in English, it gets underlined and behaves bizarre

I have russian and english US locales. When I'm typing a text in English, it gets underlined until I press whitespace or some other special keys. When it's underlined, it's kind of invisible to the ...
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keyboard lockup after hold ctrl key

With Fedora 17 I have a PS/2-connected keyboard. If I hold just the left CTRL key down for a period (say 5 seconds) then the whole keyboard locks up. The USB-connected mouse still works and I can ...
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disable insert key for all but one applications

I would like to disable the insert key on my keyboard, because I often hit it accidentaly when typing, and it messes up my text. I found I can use xmodmap to disable insert key completely: xmodmap -...
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Connecting usb keyboard, bluez-simple-agent missing

I'm attempting to connect my Logitech k810 usb keyboard to my Debian Jessie machine. Connecting using this guide has worked well in the past. The problem is that a step in the guide requires the ...
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Remap keys on GNOME3.8 using xmodmap?

I want to remap some keys on my keyboard, specifically: page up key to home and page down to end. On previous versions of GNOME 3 I just created a .xinitrc file that contained: cat .xinitrc ...
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how to detect a microsoft sculpt keyboard dongle?

I recently purchased a used microsoft sculpt keyboard (with mouse) in order to use it with Linux Mint 17.3 I was hopping that it would work out of the box, instead nothing works (yes, batteries are ...
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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 ...
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How to tell which keyboard was used to press a key?

I frequently work on pairing stations where there are multiple keyboards installed. I can use setxkbmap with -device <ID> to set the layout for a specific keyboard (using an ID from xinput), but ...
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USB Devices doesn't work but show up in lsub and dmesg

I found this article and seem to have a similar Problem. Why is USB not working in Linux when it works in UEFI/BIOS? MyConfig Fujitsu Board Qxx Chipset i5-2400 I use VPro KVM and the input doesn't ...
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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.
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Debian. Keyboard doesn't work properly

Last time I have strange bugs with my laptop keyboard. Some of the keys stop working time to time. More often it is shift keys, but some times it also a, s, d, k, l, ;, and others. But they doesn't ...
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Disable CapsLock functionality on short press

Is there any way to make pressing CapsLock effective only on long press? for example it effect only when we press and hold it for half a second? (I'm using ubuntu 14.04)
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usb_submit_urb(ctrl) failed: -1 Corsair k65 RGB keyboard

I recently purchased a Corsair k65 RGB keyboard. Of course it didn't work at first, but with an ckb-opensource driver I got everything working on my arch system. Everything went so well until I ...
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My shift/ctrl and numlock keys stopped working

My ctrl and right-shift keys are not responding, though they still work in a VMware window. Numlock doesn't work. A held-down key does not repeat. clicking in a field in another window does not make ...
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Enable numlock only for external keyboard

I'm not sure this is possible, but I thought why not to ask. I have a laptop without a numeric block, and use it sometimes with external keyboard. Numlock for the internal keyboard = useless, so I ...
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Setxkbmap turns off NumLock LED - but not NumLock

Whenever I use setxkbmap in a terminal (or my .bashrc), the next time I press any modifier keys (ctrl, shift, alt) the NumLock LED on my keyboard goes off, but NumLock itself is still active so it's ...
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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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Resync NumLock light with NumLock status

I plugged a second keyboard into my computer to test something, and now my NumLock light is out of sync with the lock status (the light is off when NumLock is on, and vice-versa). How can I get the ...