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

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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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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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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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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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Laptop keyboard not found unless if tap on boot

Strange behaviour on Lenovo Yoga x240 laptop. I must repeatedly press anykey on keyboard immidiately (actually .7s) after select item in boot menu. Otherwise neither keyboard nor trackpoint will not ...
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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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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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Shift keys stop working in 14.04

In Ubuntu 14.04 on Thinkpad T400, my two shift keys have stopped working without external physical damage to them. Reboot doesn't solve the problem. But I noticed some error reported during ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Keep NumLock always on [Linux Mint]

I have a simple objective: Keep NumLock always on OS and DE: Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon I found this Keep NumLock always on So, I created this small script -rwxr--r-- 1 root root 47 Apr ...
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What is preventing my window managers from recognizing some key combinations?

Since rebooting my system this morning, every window manager seems to have lost its capacity to recognize combinations of keys. I'd started noticing it in xfce4 when I tried to launch the ...
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keyboard not working when log in with usb mouse

I have a very strange issue with my Xfce4/Debian Sid. When I log in with an USB mouse attached to the laptop, the build in keyboard isn't working. When I log out, disconnect the mouse and log in again,...
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What is the point of Ctrl-S?

Ctrl+S stops all output to the terminal which can be restarted with Ctrl+Q. But, why does Ctrl+S exist in the first place? What problem was trying to be solved by putting that control sequence in ...
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Some keys don't work in console (tty), but work in a terminal emulator [duplicate]

When I am am in virtual terminal and open my editor, I can use editor key shortcuts such as CTRL + Down and CTRL + Up to select lines (select block), or F5 and F6 to copy/move the selected block. ...
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Navigating Linux Mint Open File Dialog with Keyboard Only

Seems I don't know how to use a keyboard again. I often use gedit to keep notes on my instance of Linux Mint/Ubuntu but I find when opening files, navigating the dialog without using the Keyboard not ...
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Raspberry Pi bluetooth keyboard not responding

I am running Debian Jessie on a Raspberry Pi (specifically 2 B model) and I have bluetooth working and a generic bluetooth keyboard paired and connected. Even so, nothing that I type on the kb will ...
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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 ...
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My keyboard generates spurious events

I have an annoying problem using the terminal and I cannot look for a solution on Google because I don't know how to phrase it. When I have load of text on terminal (for instance after a dmesg) and ...
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Turn on NumLock on startup in Linux Mint

Situation: When I turn on my Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon the Num Lock is Off. Objective: Turn on Num Lock automatically at startup.
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Debian PXE pre-seed file

I've done a first PXE installation with Debian 7 and I'm currently trying to make another one for Debian 8. I'm stuck with 3 little things and I cannot find any solution. Skip missing firmware ...
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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 ...
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Is it possible Linux kernel/installer detected maximum keyboard backlight wrong?

I am on Linux Mint 17.3. Hardware laptop ASUS N750JV. Objective: Determine if the maximum allowed keyboard backlight by Linux system is right. /sys/class/leds/asus::kbd_backlight/max_brightness ...
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Blue Fn + Function keys not working with Lubuntu on my Thinkpad

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad X201 (if the submodel matters, please say so), with Lubuntu 15.10 running on it. I use LXDE for my desktop environment (as the name suggets). Now, as you may know, Thinkpads ...
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Keyboard Shortcuts lose focus when switching between Applications

I'm running Linux Mint 17.2 64-bit, Cinnamon Version 2.6.13 with Kernel 4.3.0 and I'm playing Football Manager 2016 on it. So when I switch between applications after a few switches the keyboard ...
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disable any usb keyboard and mouse

I would like to disable any keyboard and mouse user puts in USB port (regardless their ID, vendor, name, ...). I found this article http://wpkg.org/Disable_/_enable_keyboard_and_mouse_in_Linux but it ...