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Is it possible to work with apple usb keyboard in linux exactly as in mac os x

I have mac os x at home and linux workstation at work. And I want to have minimum differences in keyboard usage. I use archlinux with KDE By this I mean: Command instead of control everywhere, ...
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Making a special key do a command Gentoo Linux (commandline!)

I have Gentoo installed on my MacBookPro7.1 (nVidia graphics card). With pommed, i can use the kb lights up and down buttons, also the volume up/down/mute buttons with alsa and the LCD backlight down ...
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Get keyboard scancodes in recent versions of linux

I'm trying to find out the scancodes for a set of foot pedals so that I can rebind them to more useful keys. In older versions of Ubuntu I was able to do this using /lib/udev/keymap as discussed here, ...
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Translate SSH terminal input to X.org's?

I just had an idea that it would be nice to ssh on to my PC using my mobile phone and remote-control the keyboard by writing to the terminal, using arrow keys etc. A sample use case would be scrolling ...
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Behaviour of Caps-lock in Linux on VirtualBox, OSX Host

I'm running Ubuntu under virtualbox on a MacBook Pro and I'm trying to remap the Caps-Lock key to mod3 so I can use it as a replacement for the Alt key in Xmonad. I can remap the keysyms but the ...
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Sane bluetooth keyboard setup for lightweight Linux desktop?

I have a pretty light Debian unstable setup, just xdm and a window manager, no fancy desktop environments or Ubuntu-whatever that a lot of guides seem geared towards. I'm trying to switch to a ...
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setxkbmap: how to apply options to a specific device only?

I have two keyboards, one used primarily for typing and the other for R&R. The latter is Razer Orbweaver, which is like a half of a normal keyboard with several other keys slapped in various ...
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HP Pavilion DV7: Keypad not working on Linux

I've recently got a HP DV7 laptop for free from a friend: As you can see in the picture, the laptop features a (modified) full size keyboard, including numeric key pad. The keyboard works as ...
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Capslock remap on old ps/2 keyboard

I have an old IBM keyboard connected to my laptop with a ps/2 to usb adapter. I'm having trouble remapping the capslock to the ctrl key in linux. Holding the capslock, remapped to ctrl, only works for ...
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How do I disable the mouse wheel backlight on a Posturite keyboard?

I recently began using a Posturite Number Slide Arch Keyboard (Model EZ-2018) on my Linux workstation. It came with few instructions; none of them dealt with keyboard function, but rather with ...
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Keyboard issues with GRUB upon cold boot

I am facing a very weird issue with my keyboard while using GRUB. I'm going to be as detailed as possible and outline all the methods I've tried to fix this issue. Let me first describe the issue ...
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Multiple keyboard layouts as soon as the login screen

I have 2 keyboards on my computer with different layouts (azerty and bépo). I managed to use setxkbmap to configure the right layouts. I also added a script on session start to configure it ...
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Digital Function Keys is disabled after resume on Debian

I have a Lenovo X1 Carbon and I have Debian testing on it. Everything seems to work now except that the touch enabled digital display strip that is just above the keyboard ( not sure what it is ...
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How to highlight keyboard led using current locale

How does one make the keyboard led show his current locale? It might be useful for users using two locales (languages). Desired behavior: capslock led on keyboad is OFF for your first locale ...
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Remap keys without xmodmap or any X tools

Due to a coffee accident some numbers of my laptop's keyboard stopped working. I used xmodmap to use F1, F2, etc, as replacements and saved the configs to ~/.Xmodmap. However, that caused a few ...
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When I reboot going from Linux to Windows, the USB keyboard and mouse don't work

When I'm on Linux and I reboot the machine and choose to boot on Windows 7, the keyboard and mouse are turned off, like they aren't receiving power. After another reboot they work fine (unplugging and ...
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How to suspend keyboard without suspending computer in Linux?

I have a Linux Mint 14 desktop computer that runs assorted background services in addition to being used as a desktop computer. I don't want the machine to suspend because I want those background ...
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Launch first system or second depending on whether key combination is pressed

Is this possible to launch first system or second depending on whether key combination is pressed? For example, I have Windows and Linux. I can choose which one I want to launch using GRUB. Is this ...
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No usable keyboard after upgrade to systemd-210

I'm using Arch Linux and I've just updated to systemd-210 since it added the support for the keyboard backlight sav/restore my Macbook Air needed. After having done the update, though, my keyboard is ...
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change Keyboard layout for startup in Scientifc Linux 6

I installed Scientific Linux 6 on my work machine and chose the wrong keymap during installation. Changing it when once you're logged in is easy. But the problem is that for the login screen the ...
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Execute a command using a Linux Mint shortcut

I'm looking to add a shortcut to Linux Mint (Menu → Control Center → Keyboard Shortcuts) to execute xkill when I press WindowsKey + x. I've encountered two problems: 1) The WindowsKey toggles the ...
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Ctrl C breaks the keyboard on Linux

I'm using a USB keyboard which works fine on Windows, but on Linux (Ubuntu and Fedora) this happens. When I press ctrl C to copy some text, the keyboard stops working and I can't type anything ...
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Lightdm, x11vnc two seats: VNC keyboard/mouse input only works if seat is active

I have Lightdm setup to run two seats: XBMC (Seat:0) which uses my monitor xfce (Seat:1) which uses virtual terminal 8 This way I can switch between them using Crtl-Alt-F7/F8 I use x11vnc to ...
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Changing caps lock to tab in Linux/Gnome 3.x

I have (physically) broken my tab key and would need like to use the CAPS LOCK key as the tab key instead. I have tried to do this with xorg.conf Option "XkbOptions" "tab:swapcaps" but it ...
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xkb set keyboard level 3 chooser to ctrl+alt

The title says it all: I'm interested to mimic the Windows behavior, where Left Ctrl + Left Alt acts as a 3rd level chooser. This is relatively important to me, because, as a programmer, on my ...
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two-key alternative to ctrl+shift+c

One of the biggest annoyances when working in a Linux terminal is that copy/paste shortcuts consist of 3 keys: Ctrl+Shift+c Especially in laptop keyboards with the Fn key on the lower left corner, ...
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Razer Anansi doesn't work in GNU GRUB 2

My new Razer Anansi keyboard does not function in the GNU GRUB version 2.00-19ubuntu2 bootloader that's running on my machine. The backlights do not turn on, and the keyboard is unresponsive. This ...
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Can I get urxvt to recognize xmodmap configuration?

i switch from an apple-style keyboard at home to a microsoft-style keyboard at work. the primary difference in these keyboards is that the super key and the alt key are transposed. i've used xmodmap ...
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Binding superkey + Ctrl to behave as right alt

I can't do any symbols such as ¡@£$€¥{[]} ("lower" symbols on number keys) using left ctrl and the super key on my keyboard. I can do these symbols by using the right alt. I would like to use a ...
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How to prevent Alt+Shift from switching keyboard layout before keyup?

In an appplication I'm using, Alt+Shift+R is used for (never mind what, something app-specific). However, on my Linux system (Kubuntu 12.04 specifically), when I press Alt+Shift without depressing any ...
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USB keyboard randomly stops working (can't reset device error: -32)

Once in a while (extremely rarely, maybe once every few months), my keyboard stops accepting input, seemingly randomly. The mouse is dragged down at the same time. What I tried initially: ...
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Switching left alt and left win

I have a Thinkpad X230 (german layout, [edit]running linux[/edit]) and I want to switch the left win- and the left alt-key somehow with the right alt-key (AltGr) not being touched. However, I haven't ...
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Injection Keystrokes in a /dev/tty

I have a project where I need to simulate Keystrokes in a /dev/tty. Most stuff is working using the TIOCSTI ioctl, even some special keys can be simulated using escape sequences. Now im at a point ...
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KeyRemap4Macbook Vim-emulation alternative for Linux

There is a really nifty tool for Mac OS X called KeyRemap4Macbook which allows you, among other things, to use Vim keybindings to edit text in all text fields, with a distinction between normal and ...
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Microsoft sculpt keyboard linux support

I have a microsoft sculpt keyboard that have double space. I want to use it on linux. I can't find document, hack etc. I want to remap one of space key to enter key. I don't idea where i can start ...
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\ key on a QWERTY UK keyboard

I wanted to know what other programmers do on laptops that do not have a \ key. I have a dell XPS13 ultrabook, which is also sold as a developer edition. Now this keyboard, has US layout, but I ...
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Linux - How do I capture and modify the input of a specific device (eg. a keyboard)

I have 2 keyboards, 1 for typing, and one for gaming. I would like to write a program to capture the output of one specific keyboard and remap the keys for that keyboard only. What libraries exist ...
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Using Windows as a VirtualBox Host, how I can get AltGr behavior on linux guest?

I'm having an issue using a keyboard which is not an English US keyboard. It seems that when it's the case, pressing AltGr key will simulate CTRL + ALT on Windows. I have verified that fact using ...
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How to make Ctrl/Shift+KP_Insert perform copy/paste in Linux terminals.

On my laptop keyboard I don't have dedicated insert/delete keys - there are only numpad ones located at the same buttons as "0" and ".". Xev displays that these have KP_Insert and KP_Delete keysyms, ...
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lowercase 'x' key not working as root under linux

This is a weird one. The title says it all - The lowercase letter 'x' has stopped working as root. It works just fine for other users, and the uppercase form works (Though of course with case ...
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How to make my Alt_R function as another Control on Linux

I want to use my right Alt as another Control key to use with Emacs. I tried following (with modifications) this tutorial: ...
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Umlauts on Linux like on Mac, US Keyboard

I'd like to cut down on my keyboard Schizophrenia... I work on a Mac at work and I can type Umlauts via Option+u, key Example: Option+u (Release), a gives ä On my home PC (Linux, Opensuse 12) I ...
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Linux Mint keyboard options not taking effect

I restarted my computer this morning for the first time in a while, and some things aren't working. One of them is the remapping of the caps lock to backspace. When I go through Menu > Preferences > ...
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Remapping XF86_Back/Forward to Control/Alt in X

I'd like to rebind the XF86_Back and forward keys in X to control and alt respectively. However, it seems that running xmodmap -e "keycode 167 =Alt_L" xmodmap -e "keycode 166 =Control_L" ...
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Keyboard no longer works when entering BIOS

I am trying to boot from USB so I can install a couple different Linux distros. I can enter the BIOS, but as soon as I enter the BIOS the keyboard lights switch off (Num Lock and Caps Lock) and I ...
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X window (or whole linux system) replace Caps Lock with ESC *and* Control

on windows there are several key maps applications that replaces Caps lock with ESC on a single 'press and relase' and with a Control signal if hold and another key is pressed. Is there any way to do ...
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IBus refuses to add input option?

I've been using IBus with Mozc for Japanese input for a while. Whenever I reinstall Linux, I usually open the preferences, go to Input method, select Mozc, then click the "Add" button to add it to the ...
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Installing different keyboard layout on live debian image

I've downloaded a debian vm image for some testing: http://exploit-exercises.com/download (280mb) It's a Debian Squeeze machine. I want to use the Belgian layout (which is AZERTY) in stead of the ...
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Record key press from numeric keypad

I've a second USB keyboard, which is a numeric keypad. I would like to record the key press in some kind of buffer or text file and process them until I press enter. This is for a restaurant in ...
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Linux, changing the default FN-key functionality in xorg (key-bindings?)

So I bought a new keyboard from Logitech (TK820), without checking the key functionality beforehand. It was a nasty surprise to find that on the top row, the multimedia keys (volume up, next track, ...