Questions tagged [keyboard]

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

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keyboard freezes after opening program, mouse keeps working

I'm not so new to Linux in general, but I am new to Arch. I've installed it twice (the first time on an HDD, just to try while waiting for the SSD to be delivered to me, the second time, a few days ...
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How can I change (volume) hotkey permissions on debian login screen?

usually I use the laptop to hear music at home while doing things off the computer. As it is supposed, after some time of inactivity the screen saver starts on my debian (stretch) system. To change ...
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How to have multipl 'level 3' modifier using xkb

I'm trying to improve my keyboard layout using xkb and it worked great using the default 4 levels (or should I say 2 levels? I don't really know the terms.. And when I'm at opening a parenthesis, I ...
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numerical keypad not working on laptop

I just installed open SUSE tumbleweed in this hp 15-bs0xx, but the numerical keypad is not working as numerical, instead it moves the mouse cursor. I have tested this in mate and xfce environments. ...
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Change simgle key with mod key behaviour in openbox and x11

I'm trying to change de behaviour of pressing key AltGR + z. Now, when I press this combination of keys, character « is written, but I would like to write < symbol. I executed this command: ...
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Remapping apple keyboard modifier keys with xkbOptions

I want to remap my apple keyboard's keys so that just to the right of the spacebar I have a key that acts as Ctrl and to the left of the spacebar I want the first button to acts as alt/meta and the ...
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Managed to uninstall package for keyboard and mouse input. (libinput?)

The keyboard and mouse problem I am running a laptop with touchpad and keyboard integrated, and I have previously had an issue where my touchpad would make my mouse go in a grid-like pattern. Upon ...
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Typing dead key after base letter

The US International keyboard allows to add diacritics by means of dead keys. Specifically: `a maps to à and 'a maps to á. In X, using the international or the standard US keyboard, I would like ...
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How can I make media keys work with i3?

I've moved from Gnome to i3 on Manjaro, and I'm almost done with configuring the window manager, and terminal colors and whatnot. After some time I just decided to listen to some music, and after a ...
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Problem in identifying key that causes random character in terminal

I have kali linux on my laptop.I have a problem with my keyboard . Whenever i open a terminal some key is pressed automatically and ^[[5~ this character is shown in terminal. Please tell me which key ...
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OEM control center features for laptops on Linux?

Many laptops that come with Windows pre-installed.Manufacturers also implement some special control centers with features and controls such as: Keyboard backlight brightness and colours (common on ...
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After OpenBSD login, mouse and keyboard do not work

I just installed OpenBSD 6.3 on a Dell Optiplex G620 with 4 gigs of RAM, a USB keyboard and a USB mouse. The keyboard and mouse work until I log in. When the X Windows screen comes up, I get a ...
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Some keys only send a KeyRelease event

For some reason some keys only send a KeyRelease event and not a KeyPress one: This is what I get when I press Print Screen. This makes the Print Screen key unusuable for remapping to keys that send ...
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The '0' key is not echoed back in ZSH [closed]

I have just noticed a weird issue with my OpenSUSE Tumbleweed installation. Whenever I try to type a 0 (zero) at the console prompt, it doesn't seem to be recognized. If I launch a program from the ...
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Turning the Escape key into a modifier that still acts as Escape when tapped

I use a tiling window manager (xMonad at the moment), and due to this I need a key that acts as the ‘control key’ for window management. Whenever I use a keyboard with Windows/Super/Mod4 keys, I use ...
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Keyboard doesn't works on XFCE (but it works!)?

Before I formatted my notebook, the onboard keyboard worked perfectly on Debian 8 with Gnome 3. Now, after installing Debian 9 with a minimal XFCE, it doesn't work anymore, except on CLI. I can't ...
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udev rule for mapping dot to ctrl-enter

I need to remap the key with scancode 070037 to left ctrl + enter. So far I succeeded in remapping it to enter by creating a file 90-custom-presenter.hwdb with the following content. # Logitech ...
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Linux: Onscreen swipe keyboard

I injured my hand so that typing is now difficult. I have a touchscreen monitor on my laptop and am running Debian. Is there an on-screen keyboard which has swipe capabilities like the Google ...
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Shift+Space key combination blocked in KDE Neon

I installed KDE Neon recently, and really liking it, but I have this pet peeve that I can't type a space while the shift key is pressed down (I type in all-caps sometimes while writing code). Used to ...
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Opening character device for reading in parallel by multiple processes on Linux

I would like to open a character device e.g. /dev/tty1 by multiple processes in a way that would not interfere reads between them. I noticed that if one process consumes a byte, no other process would ...
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Volume keys only react on every second hit

I'm using a Tuxedo InfinityBook with elementary OS 0.4.1 Loki. When I hit FN + VOL. UP/DOWN, the changes only take effect on every second hit. So, to lower or raise the volume by one step, I have to ...
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How can I assign “control” functionality to the right super (windows) key in /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/pc?

I am trying to assign "control" to my Super R key in /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/pc. So, I change key <RWIN> { [ Super_R ] } to key <RWIN> { [ Control_R ] } Then I start X and use xev ...
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Can't type ^ and `

I recently had problems with not being able to type in umlauts into the terminal which was resolved here. Umlauts are working fine, but now I can't type in a ^ and a ` (Can't put it in code-tags as ...
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How to map extra keys in linux?

I'm running archlinux on my thinkpad x1 carbon 5th gen which has some extra keys. These keys currently do nothing and I'd like to remap them. Firstly, I tried getting their keycodes via xev but they ...
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Debian with exact Keyboard settings as in Windows 10

I use Windows 10 with an English-Hebrew keyboard. I have basically three modes: Switch between lowercase English and Hebrew: ALT+SHIFT. Switch between lowercase English and Uppercase English: ...
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capturing keypresses at kernel level

Where are keypresses in the terminal being handled/captured? If I want to modify the behaviour of the Alt + F# key combinations (to swithc vterms), where is this key combination being handled?
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Apple Bluetooth keyboard is not configureable via modprobe.d directory

I have a MacBook Pro and installed Archlinux on it. I have read their article about Apple Keyboards, and managed to make the function key work properly (meaning pressing F5 actually triggers F5), fix ...
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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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Dropped keys while typing and inability to hold while gaming

While typing a key will randomly not register and require several attempts at retyping it. In addition, if I'm playing a game that requires holding a key, it'll switch between either refusing to ...
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How to show keystrokes when typing password on command-line

My laptop's keyboard is failing and certain keys sometimes work, and sometimes don't. When I type a password on a GUI, I realize that the pressed key has not worked, since I can count the keystrokes ...
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Dead keys suddenly stopped working in GTK applications

I use several keyboards layouts on a regular basis. Two of which make use of dead keys for French language. $ cat /etc/default/keyboard XKBLAYOUT=us,fr,fr XKBVARIANT=dvp,bepo,latin9 BACKSPACE=guess ...
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How can I create keybindings on a non-graphical console?

My keyboard is unable to produce a "|". On XFCE xbindkeys works very well (I mapped it to Alt + z), but I couldn't do the same on the non-graphical tty. How can I do that? I'm on MX Linux 17.
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How to make chromebook keyboard work under gnome wayland?

I'm looking for help to make my chromebook keyboard work under gnome wayland (ubuntu 17.10). I use this script under X11 that work perfectly https://pastebin.com/Ym7nM1Ec Do you know how I can ...
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Modifying Keyboard Layout in Wayland

My laptop came with a PrintScreen key (on the right hand side of KB between to the Alt_R and Control_R). In Xorg, I've been using xmodmap to swap the printscreen with a menu key: /usr/bin/xmodmap -e "...
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How do I switch to Linux Terminal from Xorg via XF86Switch_VT_1 (control+alt+f1) with USB n-key rollover keyboard?

I got this fancy new USB keyboard with n-key rollover for the holidays. The one thing that has been bugging me is that I can no longer get to the virtual keyboards from X11/Xorg with this keyboard. ...
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keyboard-setup.service is slow at boot. Do I need it?

My PC is running Debian Buster, and it's boot time seems to be slowed down by keyboard-setup.service. I understand that this is involved in setting up the keyboard for use at the console. The output ...
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Keyboard doesn't work with su

I try to open an app in OSX — let's say Notes for instance, I use two commands in terminal to switch to other user: sudo -u user /Applications/Notes.app/Contents/MacOS/Notes this opens Notes as user,...
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Is it possible to bind a key shortcut to another key shortcut using Xbindkeys?

What I'm trying to do is to pre-configure a Logitech G602 assigning a specific key combination to each configurable button (G6, G7, G7 etc...) The only way to do that is on Windows (to save the key ...
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I can't use the letter “d” on commandline

When I'm logged as user or root I cannot type the letter d on a terminal, and if I paste a word containing it the d is erased. I can type it in the graphical interface (i3wm) and in non-graphical ...
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Unable to type diaeresis using keyboard

Since migrating from Linux Mint 18.3 to the latest Manjaro stable, I have been unable to type diaereses. When I try, it immediately creates a quotation mark, instead of waiting for other input (...
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One keypress produces more keycodes

I have installed linux (tested debian 9 and linux mint 18) on a older laptop (acer aspire timeline X 5820) and there is a problem with its keyboard. There are controles of volume and display ...
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Reading /dev/input/ of PS/2 keyboard

I'm currently working on a project where I want to control my PC with an AVR, via emulating a PS/2 keyboard. For this reason I currently have all the required hardware and some software libs, such as ...
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Diagnosing and Troubleshooting keyboard shorcut issues

I am currently having trouble setting up some keyboard shortcuts, specifically the 'super' key. I am using Linux Mint Mate 18.2 and when used on its own the super key opens my menu bar. Here I can ...
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Where is the default repeat rate for xset stored?

If I set keyboard repeat rate with say xset r rate 250 100, disconnect my usb keyboard and then run xset -q, I can see that after disconnecting the keyboard repeat rate is automatically set to the ...
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Make Apple Keyboard Settings persistent in ../hid_apple/parameters/

i'm running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and want to use an apple keyboard (wired). No i'm facing some problems whith making my custom settings permanent. I'm using the 'English internationl, AltGr dead keys' ...
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Keyboard doesn't work at graphical login [closed]

After an update, my laptop keyboard doesn't work anymore when I want to login (while the touchpad does). This is true whatever the display manager used (xdm, lightdm). I can't even switch to console ...
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Right alt not working

I have a latin american keyboard and I'm trying to use the right alt key so I can write symbols like the backtip and others. What I've tried is: setxkbmap -option compose:ralt I'm under Arch Linux.
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How to type ü in Pinyin IME?

I'm using IME/iBus to type Chinese characters using Pinyin (Intelligent Pinyin 1.6.92 in Debian Jessie with Gnome 3.14.1). Now, I'm trying to type the word 旅行 (lüxing = travel), but all I get is 路性 (...
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Delete key not working at all in GNOME 3

My ⌦ Delete key is not working in GNOME environment at all. I cannot delete characters in LibreOffice, Terminal, Gvim or even Firefox address bar. The key itself physically works. I can ...
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Automatic down scroll during boot and sometimes in apps

I am facing some weird issues since a few days, all of which seem to be arising due to a single problem. Once the boot menu pops up, the selection immediately jumps to the last entry (which in my ...