Questions tagged [keyboard]

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

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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 ...
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Polytonic Greek keyboard not working as described in keymap

On my Debian machine (using Gnome for X), I have it set up to switch between English (US) and Greek (Polytonic) for the keyboards. In the Greek keymap file (/usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/gr), I have the ...
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Built-in keyboard no longer detected after update

I am running a Manjaro installation and after a recent update my built-in laptop keyword does no longer work. It does work though in a different distro and in the BIOS so there must be some sort of ...
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capture input and send key events at the same time

I'm looking to create a simple input method program. Currently, I'm able to capture input from any window using passive key grabs (thanks user dirkt!). Separately, I'm also able to send key presses ...
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StructureNotifyMask interferes with other windows on linux Mint

I'm attempting to capture all keyboard input based on the code from this answer. The actual key capturing is working fine. However, running the code on Linux Mint Cinnamon causes other issues: I'm ...
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how to proxy key presses

How can I build a component that sits between the keyboard and applications that captures all key presses and emits it's own key press signals. The emitted signals won't necessarily be 1-to-1 with ...
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Is there a way to disable Airplane mode button on laptop keyboard?

I bought my mom a laptop some time ago with an unfortunate keyboard layout. OS is Linux Mint 18.2 Cinnamon 64-bit. The thing is, instead of having F1 - F12 keys, she has different buttons for ...
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mapping command key to esc in linux

I recently installed linux on my Macbook Pro and I'm currently configuring it. Since I'm a Vim user, I use Esc key a lot. So I map esc key to right Command key and map right Command key to use it ...
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Remapping an input event from webcam to a key on keyboard

I'm developing an application in which I need to read the input of a trigger on a webcam to tell my application to do something. The project involves OpenCV built with QT support, and I will randomly ...
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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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^@ spam in tty (but seems to be system-wide)

I recently noticed some weird behavior on my GNU/Linux machine. I've been trying to narrow it down but I am unsure where to go next. My setup uses the following: i3 gdm arch systemd grub2 pulseaudio ...
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Autorepeat does not work

On my laptop, turning on autorepeat (xset r on) does not work. When checking the output of xev, it seems that the reason why autorepeat fails is because another key is being pressed intermittently (...
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false keystrokes in linux only [duplicate]

I have an annoying issue, it's as if linux thinks I'm pressing the Fn key every second. doesn't happen in windows though. Its preventing me from logging into arch. I can enter my LUKS password fine, ...
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Keyboard doesn't work when booting from USB drive

I recently installed/tried a lot of linux operating systems, now I have fallen in love with ArchLinux which is by far the most promising(even if I will need about 3 months to configure it properly). I ...
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ctrl+shift+e causes beeping

I recently got a new laptop and installed Arch on it. I noticed that in a few applications, including chrome and gedit, pressing ctrl+shift+e will cause the next few keys pressed to be underlined, ...
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Wireless keyboard/mouse hangs when an external usb drive is plugged in

This happens on both (1) an Asus VivoPC VM62N-G050R with the supplied wireless Asus keyboard/mouse, running Slackware 14.1x64 (dual-booting with the native win8.1), and on (2) a generic whitebox with ...
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How to put a specific keyboard device into ascii mode?

Barcode scanners behaves like a usb keyboard device and my case was no different at the beginning. I opened a nano screen, plugged the scanner through usb port, read a barcode and saw the string what ...
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Remapping Caps Lock to left control, and left control to Super key using xmodmap

I've been checking out other questions regarding xmodmap, but couldn't find a solution to my situation. I got an old IBM keyboard that doesn't have a Windows/super key, and would like to remap the ...
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Keys are not detected in Xorg using xev

I have a new mechanical keyboard and I want to use some custom key build-in (C1, C2, C3, C4, C5). The problem I encounter is that those keys are not detected in Xorg when I run xev. I am able to see ...
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PS/2 and bluetooth keyboards do not work after reboot - keyboards work when connected to a different computer

The keyboard was not responsive when I turned my computer on today. My computer has a bluetooth keyboard connected using a usb bluetooth adapter, and a wireless (non-bluetooth) mouse. The mouse works ...
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AltGr not working as keyboard level 3 chooser

I have an almost fresh install of Kali linux as secondary system on my laptop, which has a standard German 101 keys keyboard. After install the AltGr was working perfectly well as a level 3 chooser ...
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Keyboard and mouse doesn't work after accidental deletion of xorg.conf.d

I accidentally deleted the xorg.conf.d folder. Now my mouse, keyboard, touchpad aren't working, and I am stuck on login screen. Also booting with older kernels doesn't work. However, the keyboard ...
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Why Gnome 3.22 Assistive On Screen Keyboard supports only Qwerty?

This thread is the continua of the thread How to confirm successful bug report in Debian reportbug? because I could not file the bug report by bugreport in Debian. Assistive technology > On Screen ...
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FreeBSD: Does Install media include I2C modules?

When I booted a memstick image of FreeBSD 11.1-RELEASE on my Apple Macbook, the keyboard was not recognised post-boot. I think this is because the keyboard is I2C-based, as plugging a USB keyboard in ...
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keyboard remap has killed keyboard

Following a post at fascinatingcaptain, I tried remapping F1 to the g key, as my g key has bitten the dust due to mechanical reasons. I added an entry: key <FK01> {g} ; (getting the "g" by ...
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corrupted characters sometimes inserted in terminal

I very often get random "�" characters inserted into my terminal when I type. I think this may be a keyboard driver issue but I'm not sure. I'm using an USB keyboard. Example: $ ls *lock* ls: *�...
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Kernel module to connect ps/2 keyboard to usb?

Is it technically possible to write a kernel module to physically connect a PS/2 keyboard to a USB port using a passive converter? If not, why? (If I simply wanted my keyboard to work I would buy an ...
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Why do [Ctrl]+[letter] shortcuts suddenly not work anymore in KeePass 2.x under Linux Mint, while most other programs are fine? [closed]

I haven't updated KeyPass 2.x (I'm still on 2.32), so what could have broken this program on Linux Mint 18.1 x64? It used to be that normal Ctrl+[letter] shortcuts like Ctrl+C to copy, Ctrl+U to open ...
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Use English locale for keystrokes with modifiers

In my Linux system, I use English, Russian and Ukrainian locales. Because the latter two are non-latin (cyrillic), my hotkeys don't work with these locales. Is it possible to always interpret keys as ...