Questions tagged [keyboard]

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

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Laptop keyboard suddenly stopped working

I have linux mint 19.3 and this morning my laptop's keyboard stopped working out of no where. it works fine in recovery mode though. Any idea what to do?
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Can I stop NetworkManager from using my media key?

I am on a Thinkpad 460S. There is a media key on the keyboard to cut the wifi via Rfkill (F8). NetworkManager is grabbing the key and everytime it is pressed, disable or reenable the rfkill switch. I ...
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Kubuntu: Keyboard behaving weirdly

This happened all of a sudden. l pressing. L = L + ENTER. ENTER = L + ENTER DOwN = 9 + DOwN UP = o + UP SPACE = "." + SPACE eg. if I type "Hello" space "world" it will ...
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Setup SSH to Android device

Sorry for cross-posting (https://android.stackexchange.com/questions/239535/endless-updates-on-every-boot ) but trying to ask wider to get an answer. How do I go about setting up a SSH connection to a ...
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Why do terminal emulators still need to emulate specific, old terminals?

I more or less understand the distinction between what is called a "terminal" and a "terminal emulator". The former referring to an actual hardware peripheral connected to ...
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Linux (Zorin OS) , how to bind two keys to type a symbol

I am using Zorin OS on a laptop where the Shift and . keys are not working. The keys work when I use an external keyboard so I guess it's a hardware problem. Now, I want to bind two keys like Ctrl+. ...
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Keyboard and trackpad problems in Opensuse Tumbleweed 15

Recently I installed OpenSuse tumbleweed 15 on my 2015 MacBook 8,1 retina model, and both the keyboard and trackpad are not working (only externally connected ones). I'm not that experienced with ...
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Laptop keyboard and touchpad intermittently unresponsive on battery power

I have a weird issue that I'm not sure how to troubleshoot. I have a Razer Blade laptop that seems to work just fine when plugged into AC power. But when I unplug and go on battery power, the keyboard ...
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Duplicate events from Logitech G613 Bluetooth keyboard

For some tiime (sic!) now, I've been getting random duplicate events from my Logitech G613 Bluetooth keyboard. I've no idea how it's happening, and iit (again!) seems to happen with all keyboard keys -...
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Key swapping but only for some keyboards

(I'm on Arch Linux) I want to swap esc and capslock but only do so for my laptop's built-in keyboard and not my plugged in extra keyboard. Is such a thing possible? If yes, how?
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Change Konsole keymapping for resizing text

I'm using Manjaro KDE and I was trying to change the key mapping for resizing text on the Konsole terminal from the default Ctrl+Num to Ctrl+Shift+Num, to avoid collisions with Vim key mappings. But ...
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My RF wireless keyboard keeps sending XF86Forward KeyPress and KeyRelease events to the system after each keypress/keyrelease I do

After one fall, my RF wireless keyboard keeps sending XF86Forward KeyPress and KeyRelease events to the system after each keypress/keyrelease I do : $ xev -event keyboard | egrep -w "KeyPress|...
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XScreenSaver lag when pressing Shift

I use Void Linux with kernel version 5.12.13 and LXQt and would like to use XScreenSaver 6.01 to lock my screen. However, it's quite difficult to write my password on the xscreensaver-auth screen as ...
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Change what user writes anywhere on the screen to another string

So I'd like to understand this problem that I'm trying to solve and see if it's even possible to do it, realistically. I want to write a script, or something like that, that would change some string ...
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Remap keyboard keys to mouse wheel

My mouse doesn't have a wheel, and my keyboard has some extra non-standard keys I don't use. I'd like to remap these keys so that pressing them has the exact same effect as mouse wheel up/down. How ...
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laptop keyboard locks up after closing lid

I have a Dell Latitude 5500 and a Dell Latitude 7550. The 5500 has Debian 10 and KDE, and the 7550 has Ubuntu 20.04 with KDE. In both laptops, if I close the lid, when I open it later the built-in ...
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What does “level” of a key mean in keyboard settings?

Setting a Compose key, in KDE Plasma keyboard settings, Advanced > Configure keyboard options I am seeing this : What is a level? And what does it mean something like "third level of Left ...
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Linux - Holding down a key acts like key repeating

I'm running Debian 10 with MATE GUI and even when I disabled "Key presses repeat when key is held down", the key i'm holding still acts like I'm pressing it: Are there any other option I'm ...
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Keyboard couldn't find an input interrupt endpoint

I'm trying to understand why my keyboard's interface #2 is not showing up under linux but works fine under windows. Here is the output of usb-devices T: Bus=05 Lev=02 Prnt=02 Port=02 Cnt=01 Dev#= 8 ...
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Inconsistent response from function key

I'm using Ubuntu 20.04 on an ASUS TUF A15 laptop. I have a key combination (Fn-F10) that was pre-mapped by the OS to toggle the functionality of the trackpad on and off. For some reason, it's very ...
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Long press to capitalize

The ergodox-ez keyboard have a nice feature that they describe as follows: Dual-function Keys Tap your Z key, and it sends the letter Z as expected. Press and hold it down... and it becomes Alt. That ...
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Changing key binding one specific key

How can I change key bindings for a single key? I know that there are software like xmodmap and so on, but with this I can't map my key bindings, because with xmodmap I first have to press the keys ...
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Anne pro 2 keyboard not detected after reboot

I've just bought the anne pro 2 keyboard. I'm trying to use it plugged in via usb with the red cable that came with it. My computer dual-boots windows 10 and Pop!_OS 20.10. Obinskit works fine on the ...
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Bluetooth Pairing on Dual Boot of Windows & Linux Mint/Ubuntu - Stop having to Pair Devices - Not working

I've tried everything mentioned on the answers mentioned in the following post: Bluetooth Pairing on Dual Boot of Windows & Linux Mint/Ubuntu - Stop having to Pair Devices But I've made no ...
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Laptop brightness keys are not recognized by X

When I run acpi_listen, keys are recognized, but in a weird way: ~$ acpi_listen button/volumedown VOLDN 00000080 00000000 K button/volumeup VOLUP 00000080 00000000 K 9DBB5994-A997- 000000d0 00000000 ...
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Does Linux have their own keys?

I don't own a Linux computer, or even a Unix one, so I decided to ask. In Windows, they have their own key named the Windows key (⊞). On its own, it opens the start menu and pressing it with another ...
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How can I set the amount by which the sound keys increase/decrease volume?

On my laptop, when I press the volumeup/volumedown key, the sound lever go up/down by 10 units. I can check that with alsamixer: when I press volume up, the sound level indeed go up by 10 points. But ...
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FreeBSD keyboard input is messed up

I have been using FreeBSD for over a week now with few problems. I set up an rc.d script to start an X server and when I boot my computer the X server crashes, sends me to vt01 and messes up my ...
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Mapping the Linux keyboard to match MacOS keys

I use a Linux PC at work but a MacBook at home, and the constant switch between keyboard layouts is bothersome. I would love a way to "remap" the keys of my Ubuntu computer so that they ...
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How do I get my Keyboard and touchpad working (Macbook pro 2019)

I'm very new to linux/ubuntu and I'm experiencing an issue with my keyboard and touchpad/touchbar. I'm dual booting Ubuntu alongside MacOS (Macbook Pro 2019 13.3 in. w/touchbar). I have a fresh ...
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bind held key without blocking typing

I have a foot pedal that I would like to toggle a file's contents when pressed and released. I have got the foot pedal acting like a normal key with a keycode and disabled it from repeating with xset -...
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Can't adjust laptop screen brightness on Ubuntu 20.10 equivalent

I'm dual-booting a laptop (Dell Precision 7550) between Windows 10 and pop!_os 20.10, equivalent to Ubuntu 20.10. I have an issue regarding screen brightness. The laptop is stuck at a certain mellow ...
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No keyboard on windows 10 guest after shutdown/restart from the windows itself

The operating system is RHEL8.2, and the virtualization stack is kvm, qemu, virt-viewer and SPICE. On the windows guest the virtio-win drivers are installed. My problem is that sometimes after ...
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Using Logitech mouse & keyboard on TESmart KVM switch with ubuntu 20.04

I would like to use a wireless logitech ERGO K860 keyboard and a wireless MX vertical mouse with my laptop (running ubuntu 20.04). What works: Windows: Both devices work with windows machines with and ...
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How do I fix my keyboard and trackpad not giving any input during the installation of Parrot OS from a USB?

The title pretty much says it all, but I'll try to explain as best I can. I have a Windows host on a laptop that I am attempting to run a dual boot setup with Parrot OS. I formatted a bootable USB ...
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xev does not show names for function keys

I have function keys on my laptop, for instance XF86AudioLowerVolume. I can associate this key with some command in my openbox configuration file, and use it to lower/increase audio volume. I found ...
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What's the best way to actually “type” special UTF-8 chars?

Everything on my system (that needs it) supports UTF-8 just fine. That's all nice when you want output... But what if you want easy input ? At the moment the only non-ASCII chars I can easily type are ...
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Automatically enable sticky keys when a new keyboard is plugged in

I would like sticky keys to be enabled for any new keyboard I plug in, I use the command xkbset st -latchlock -twokey to enable sticky keys.
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Ubuntu 20.04 Shell - pressing TAB shows weird 'autocomplete output'

I have a strange issue, and really not sure how to search for a similar question on StackExchange. This is related to Ubuntu 20.04 command-line. When I press TAB key, which 'autocompletes' appends ...
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Use QMK instead of XKB?

Is it possible to totally ditch XKB and use QMK instead? That is, inside X or Wayland, totally remove XKB and use QMK? I know QMK is a microcontroller for hardware keyboards, so this seems complicated....
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How to change key mapping systemwide with xmodmap in Fedora?

I am working on making a python script that will allow me to hold alt or some other key in some windows like my IDE and allow me to swap the arrow keys with WASD or ESDF so that I don't need to move ...
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Utility or library to send virtual keypress, incl modifiers and function keys on Wayland

I want to make something akin to virtual keyboard, capable of sending virtual keypress of a full keyboard including the modifiers and function keys, but I have never done anything similar to this so I ...
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Key not released after sub-millisecond press

In an X session, if I press a key and immediately release it (by tapping it really briefly) no KeyRelease event is generated. This problem is noticeable during normal work when X's autorepeat feature ...
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^[ in debian login prompt - cannot login

I'm trying to use Debian on an Intel Compute Stick. I am using the ISO Image firmware-10.9.0-amd64-netinst.iso as the Compute Stick uses proprietary WiFi Drivers. I can progress through the graphical ...
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Laptop keyboard doesn't work after suspension/hibernation

On my Ubuntu 20.04 (problem persists since 16.04) Sony VAIO laptop if I close the lid, wait till the yellow led to blink and then turn the laptop on again, awakes everything but keyboard, which turns ...
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Chromium: keyboard dies randomly

I'm using Chromium 89.0.4389.82 (Official Build) Built on Ubuntu, running on LinuxMint 19.1 (64-bit). It works very well as expected, but sometimes, without much clear trigger, all keyboard inputs ...
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How to handle the same key differently depending on source keyboard?

Background I have a laptop (a Thinkpad P15) that came with a stylus for the touch screen. I'm trying to get this to work under Linux. The stylus has three buttons, and shows up as three devices: two ...
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how can I block or reverse a acpi/kernel event

My laptop a thinkpad x1 yoga is a 2 in 1, so I can fold the screen all the way back and use it as a tablet. But when I do this it disables the keyboard. I'm looking for a way to renable the keyboard ...
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Manjaro - How to add Korean keyboard?

I've looked around multiple guides for Manjaro KDE to add a Korean keyboard, but none of them work. I can "swap" to Korean, but my input is still English. I've added Korean to my locale, ...
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Permanently and completely disable onscreen keyboard for Ubuntu 20.04

I just installed a fresh copy of the (currently) newest Ubuntu LTS. Because I did this on an Acer with Touchscreen capability, it decided I want an on-screen keyboard which I very much do NOT. It's ...

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