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

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How to disable keyboard lights and underglow lights in Asus ROG Strix, G531GT with Linux Mint OS?

I am using a new laptop, Asus ROG Strix, G531GT-AL041T, G Core i7 9th Gen, and running Linux Mint 19.2 Tina on it. I am unable to find any option that could disable the keyboard lights and in ...
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Neutralizing a combination of two keys on the keyboard in X11

I'm trying to disable the key combinations of Up + Down and Left + Right. I tried to use the xmodmap utility, but it does not seem to support key combinations other than the ones using metakeys. I ...
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Using xmodmap to remap Caps_Lock to Control and Tab to Alt breaks C-M-KEY combos

Here's the goal: swap CapsLock and CtrlL and also swap Tab and AltL. (This would allow me to have both useful modifiers easily accessible). I have tried a few different ways to do this with xmodmap ...
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Cannot install Linux because keyboard/mouse not working

EDIT: I should mention that my mouse and keyboard are wireless devices. I assume that doesn't matter since a Live version of Windows 7 had no problems with it, and the most basic part of my system (...
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Keyboard key “s” not triggered [closed]

I recently installed XFCE over my arch - used gnome before. After some time using XFCE i discovered that my keypress "s" does not work as expected (works first in XFCE without problems). Output of ...
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Autohotkey Equivalent?

Is there an equivalent product/method for AutoHotkey. For those that don't know, its a product that allows you to program your mouse movements and keyboard. This allows me to "macro" certain functions ...
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Laptop Internal Keyboard and Touchpad Working in Windows but not Linux

I have a HP Spectre x360 (model number:13t-ac000) that was originally running Windows before I put Ubuntu 18.10 on it about 9 months. Everything was working fine until last week when the internal ...
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XKB: Hyper_L and Hyper_R

I'm running XMonad as my WM and I've been very inspired by this Youtube video. In short, what I'd like to achieve is having my right \ key when pressed continually, act as a Hyper_R and the left Tab ...
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Bind CapsLock+hjkl to arrow keys

I want to bind CapsLock + hjkl to arrow keys, I found two way that each have some issues: Solution 1 Using xkb : Edit /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/us first block. # replace Caps with ...
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Why are ctrl-m and return keys the same \r char? [duplicate]

Anyone know why ctrl-m and return are the same control chars?
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Map Fn Key as Ctrl on a Late 2007 MacBook 3,1

I have a Late 2007 MacBook 3,1 and on those computers the Fn key is at the leftmost position. It is extremely annoying when using shortcuts. I can't even get used to it because I work with other ...
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X230t Rotate Button on Gnome Getting Pressed More than Once

On my X230t, there is a tablet button to rotate the screen. I just installed Manjaro gnome, and after updates and some driver installation it works, but somewhat annoyingly. Whenever I press it, it ...
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xmodmap “keycode” command confusion

I'm working on getting a custom xmodmap configuration set up and I can't for the life of me understand some of the behavior from the keycode NUMBER = KEYSYMNAME ... option. See below for some quick ...
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ThinkPad second “sticky” backspace key

I have bought a Lenovo ThinkPad T580, and noticed that in the upper right corner of the keyboard, there is a second backspace button (in addition to the other backspace button right above the ENTER-...
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keyboard hard remap keys?

I am trying to find a way to remap keyboard keys forcefully. I tried using xmodmap and setxkbmap, but they do not work for one specific application. Such commands work for other normal windowed/...
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Turn on NumLock on startup in Linux Mint

Situation: When I turn on my Linux Mint 17.3 / 18 Cinnamon the NumLock is Off in the Login window. Objective: Turn on NumLock automatically at startup.
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Keyboard variant overridden misteriously by xorg

Iḿ extremely confused by the behaviour of xorg in my Manjaro installation. I probably misconfigured the keyboard during installation choosing the wrong variant, it's now around 3 weeks that I try to ...
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Debian: Macbook Keyboard/Trackpad Inactive Until External Keyboard Plugged In

I've installed Debian on a partition on my Macbook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2012) (MacBookPro9,1). I'm having some strange issues with my keyboard/trackpad. When I boot normally from GRUB, I get a black ...
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Permanently disable keyboard

I have a broken keyboard, some of the keys get stuck down. It can not be easily repaired, or removed. I have used xinput to disable the built in keyboard of my laptop, because it sometimes sends a ...
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How to identify laptop-keyboard (I can't see it in lsusb, or usb-devices)

I am trying to identify a laptop keyboard. So that I can disable it. It is causing problems (see Permanently disable keyboard), so I want to disable it. However I can not identify it. How do I go ...
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make existing rdesktop session grab keyboard/mouse

By default, rdesktop grabs keyboard, so that key combinations such as Alt+Tab or Alt+F4 act inside the rdesktop window. This can be overridden with the -K option rdesktop -K myserver.mydomain.com Is ...
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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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How to programmatically determine if a USB device (by bus id) is a keyboard?

From lsusb -vv I can see, for example: Bus 003 Device 002: ID 04b5:0680 ROHM LSI Systems USA, LLC Couldn't open device, some information will be missing Device Descriptor: bLength ...
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Keyboard Combinations Do Not Work

For the past several days, I have been slaving to figure out what is wrong with my keyboard. The problem I have been struggling with is that some key combinations just don't register at all. The key ...
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Rebinding many keys at once

My goal is to have a very accessible way to remap many different keys. More specifically I want the number row and the home row to swap positions on my keyboard when I press shift+space. Right now I ...
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How do I type the degree symbol under X11 (using a default English keyboard layout)?

I'm trying to put in an email the temperature outside in degrees. On my Mac, the degree symbol (°) is Option+Shift+8. But I'm writing the email in Thunderbird on an Ubuntu 10.10 with the default US ...
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Fix keyboard chattering/bouncing on the software side

I have a mechanical keyboard (Noppoo Choc Mini with Cherry MX Blue switches) and after a few weeks, some key presses are getting sent two times even though I press a single time. I found out that this ...
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Cannot change keyboard layout when using citrix receiver on fedora

I use Fedora 25 and use citrix receiver to connect to my job windows session. When I log on to windows the keyboard layout is messed up, it appears keystrokes sent are from an US keyboard and I am ...
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Keyboard media key events not being received by Spotify desktop app

I have a strange issue in which the Spotify desktop client on my Debian computer doesn't receive events from the media keys on my keyboard. Restarting the computer sometimes makes it work but not ...
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ubuntu keyboard adds extra slash on one of my characters [closed]

my ubuntu keyboard some times adds and extra slash when i type the 'h' character it brings '/h' instead and also w/hen i press t/he fn key it types a 6 instead. im wondering if anyone has encountered ...
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First key pressed repeates forever

I just installed CentOS 6.4 on an old machine I acquired for a development box, but I am running into keyboard issues I can't get around. I start the machine and go to type a user name in and ...
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How do I install a new custom keymapping in XKB?

(This is a repost of an ignored question over at Super User) I am attempting to install a custom symbols file in my keyboard mapping in XKB, as found here. I would like to overwrite how the J key is ...
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Merge two usb ports/two keyboards into one

I use two keypads (Koolertron AE-SMKD72 Type A), that I use as one split keyboard. But they are recognized as two separate keyboards, what causes some problems: I use an alternative keyboard layout ...
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Map Super+[Left|Right] to Home/End

How do I map key "Super" so, when combined with Left/Right, it produces keycode Home/End? My current setxkbmap: setxkbmap \ -model pc105 \ -layout 'us(dvorak-intl),us(alt-intl)' \ -option \ -...
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Can I assume a new keyboard works with linux?

I'm buying a new keyboard, specifically HyperX alloy pro. It obviously works for windows 10 but I see no information on linux use. Can I assume it works for linux? By works I mean the typing works, I ...
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Double Key Click Event?

My X60T has several buttons designed to be used in tablet mode. To try and optimize the buttons, I was wondering if there is any way to recognize double clicks to trigger a command? They behave just ...
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No mouse or keyboard when booting ubuntu 12.04, 14.04, 16.04

When I boot my machine the keyboard and mouse are totally irresponsive. Yet, it does not happen at every boot, only on most boots. I then restart the machine (often several times) until it starts in ...
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map caps lock key to work as shift key

My HP ZBook has a keyboard issue (colleague has the same model, same issue after ~2 years, seems really poor quality). It is that the left shift key is failing. So as a work around I would like to use ...
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keyboard key UP not responsive in Solaris

I would like reach in terminal previous executed commands. Therefore I use the key arrow up. However I have to hit the key several times in order to display previous commands. I already tried to ...
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Why does delete work but not arrow keys in terminal? [duplicate]

In a linux terminal I use "cat > file.txt" to make a file one line at a time. What I find is that per-line the delete key works but the arrow keys insert escape codes rather than moving left and ...
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Prevent keyboard layout reset when USB keyboard is plugged in

Whenever I plug in a USB keyboard, the layout of all keyboards is reset to some system default (a US layout which doesn't have modifiers and other keys the way I want them). I've observed this on many ...
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Getting PuTTY to work properly with FreeBSD

I'm using FreeBSD 11 with PuTTY for SSH. The keyboard's key codes don't seem to be set up at all correctly - for example it beeps on up arrow and inserts '~' for most navigation keys including basics ...
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Can no longer type underscore using Shift+<hyphen> once GTK_IM_MODULE is set to gtk-im-context-simple

For the past years I have used GTK_IM_MODULE=xim, mostly for the compose key functionality and ~/.XCompose. Unfortunately the latest stable Eclipse release does not work at all using xim: It will run ...
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Console login enter repeats after entering username

I've been a long time Linux user and today I've come across a problem that just baffles me! This is happening on an Ubuntu 18.04 LTS fresh install for my nephew, I'm a long time Gentoo user myself and ...
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Paliate key sending wrong keycodes

After a waterspill over my laptop's keyboard the left arrow and the up arrow send grabled keycodes which correspond to several other keys. I can live without those keys since I can remap other keys ...
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Key stuck in XFCE desktop when simultaneously releasing multiple keys

Keys stuck when trying to press multiple ones and release them at the same time. Xev output shows that only one KeyRelease event is fired (doesn't matter how many keys were pressed - 2,3, so on). This ...
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Keep keyboard layout upon inserting external keyboard

I have a custom keyboard layout, that I enable using this commands: setxkbmap -verbose us -variant altgr-intl xmodmap -verbose /home/coub/.myxmodmap This works just fine, the thing is, that when I ...
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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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Lenovo Y720 Keyboard backlight & Extreme cooling on Arch Linux

I installed ArchLinux on my Lenovo Legion Y720 laptop and I can't turn on Keyboard lights and Extreme Cooling as I could in Windows 10 using Lenovo NerveSense app. How can I access these on Linux? Is ...
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Multiple keyboards — ignore one

I want to have two keyboards connected to my computer, from two different USB ports, of course. One shall work normally, but the other one I don't want the system to collect input from. That one I ...