General :: Locking Keys Not Screen Or Mouse?

Sep 15, 2010

My wife just moved onto Ubuntu after dumping Vista and she loves it! Only thing is that our 10 month old son adores smashing his hands on the keyboard when attempting to talk to his grandparents over Skype. In Vista, we downloaded a small software that locked the keyboard but not the mouse or screen. This locking could be toggled via a system tray icon.

Is there something similar that is available for Linux, specifically Ubuntu 10.4? If anyone knows of a solution, do let me know.

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Ubuntu :: Accessibility Equivalent For Sticky Keys And Mouse Keys?

Jun 27, 2011

Just wondering if Ubuntu has an Accessibility equivalent for sticky keys and mouse keys.

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General :: Locking The Screen From Login Terminal?

Dec 29, 2010

So I've got this home file server, and I want to display certain stuff using:

a tcpdump of snort logs, scrolling in real time

I want it to display on the screen using a split terminal screen, so all of the information shows on one display, but I do not want it to be vulnerable to a local attacker. Is there any way I can have these things start up at login, but prevent that user from doing anything other than viewing this information?

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General :: Use Keys For Mouse Buttons / Alternative To AHK?

Jul 22, 2011

On windows I have an autohotkey script which:
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- Generates left, middle and right mouse button events when left control, menu and alt keys are pressed
- Allows holding the keys down (for dragging objects)
Is there an easy way of duplicating this functionality in linux?

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Software :: General X Setting (NOT WM-specific) To Map Keys / Mouse Buttons?

Apr 24, 2010

I'm trying out various windows mgrs and I'd love to be able to preserve certain key mappings...
...but what's REALLY important are the MOUSE KEYS!!!!!!!
I use the mouse left-handed. I can set that in Gnome or KDE easily, but if I go into, say Ratpoison, it's un-set again.
Is there a system-wide (or as close to it as possible) mouse setting?

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General :: Bind Certain Keys To Change Screen Brightness

Jul 19, 2010

I am using Ubuntu linux, and I want fn + up key and fn + down key to change the brightness instead on fn + F4 and fn + F5. I've tried looking for something in the Keyboard Shortcuts menu, but there is no command or key specified to do that. I could make a custom key shortcut, but I can't find the command to change the brightness. Is there a way to make another key do this? My laptop is a Dell Inspiron 1545.

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Ubuntu :: Locking Screen At Startup?

Mar 28, 2010

I looked for this but couldn't find it.

When Gnome starts, I would like to auto-login a user account, but I and the screensaver to lock at boot. I am using the gnome-screensaver.

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Nov 26, 2009

what is the command for:

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creating a new folder

log out

on the shell?

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Ubuntu :: Can't Configure Screen Locking In Xubuntu

May 15, 2011

I'm having difficulty disabling the screen lock feature when resuming from suspend in Xubuntu 11.04 x64. The screen lock seems to be implemented in xscreensaver, so I disabled the screen saver in the Settings Manager. This did not work. In the 'Power Manager' section of Settings Manager, I unchecked "lock screen when going for suspend/hibernate' and this did not work. I found a possible workaround in a bug report that seems to describe the problem I'm having: [URL] but the solution offered there (install gconf-editor and disable screen lock from there) did not work. The bug report states that the problem was fixed in xfce4-utils 4.4.2-1ubuntu1, but from what I can tell the version of that package in 11.04 is newer than that. The only thing that seems to work is to completely uninstall xscreensaver

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Ubuntu :: Disable Screen Locking For Hibernation

Jul 8, 2011

I would like to disable the screen locking for hibernation only, in Kubuntu 11.04.I know that there is an option in the KDE Control Center, but I believe that it disables screen locking for both hibernation and sleep.Does anyone know of a way to do this (I'd be perfectly happy with a hacky solution)?Does anyone know what scripts are run when the "sleep" or "hibernate" buttons are pressed?

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General :: RHEL5 Boot To A Blank Screen And Unresponsive Keys On HP DV6000?

May 26, 2011

I made my HP DV6000 into a single boot system. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, 64bit. I have been trying every cure I can find on the internet. I can seem to find the problem. My monitor show's everything on the screen as it's booting but then, when it's done, it goes blank and no keys/buttons work. I have it on the GNU GRUB screen right now. (The monitor is working fine (on this screen)

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Fedora :: How To Fix Mouse Locking Up In Fedora 13 Running As Vmware Guest?

Jun 2, 2010

I'm happily running Fedora 13 as a guest OS in VMWare 3.0.1, except that it has one little issue.Sometimes the mouse would get terribly confused. It generally happens when I hit the mouse scroll wheel or when I move a window around very quickly. After that the left mouse button would stop working...

Anyway I found an easy workaround which I thought I'd share.Just hit 'enter unity' on the VMWare player menu. Then you can immediately exit unity again. This somehow resets the mouse into its normal state...

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OpenSUSE Hardware :: How To Turn Off Mouse Keys

Oct 19, 2010

After upgrading to 11.3, from 11.2, I apparently have only one nagging problem: the numpad doesn't work. After doing some research I found the problem is obviously that mouse keys is on; shift-numlock fixed it. But, I can't find any place in YaST or KDE System Settings to change that. Where did it go?

I did look in the xorg.conf.d folder and checked all the files there, but no luck.

So where do I find this setting?

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Ubuntu :: Mouse Keys Stopped Working?

May 6, 2010

After upgrading to Lucid, Mouse Keys started working erratically. For example: If I keep pressed the 4 numpad the pointer doesn't move, however, when I press 5 the click happens where it should. In short, the mouse pointer doesn't reflect MK's movements.

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: No Sound After Switching User Or Locking Screen?

Oct 30, 2010

My problem started when I updated Ubuntu 10.10 developer release (or whatever it's called ) to Ubuntu 10.10 Final. When I switch user or lock the screen and log back in, my computer makes no sound. I know it's not muted since I can see that in the volume control. The only way I can fix it is by restarting my computer

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Ubuntu Networking :: Downloading Stops In 10 To 15 Mins Of Locking The Screen?

May 17, 2011

Everyday i initiated a download on my ubuntu pc and lock the screen and leave, i notice that the internet connection gets cut within 10 to 15 mins after i leave. I am connecting to internet via reliance data card - usb modem. what are the odds of my ubuntu responsible for this ?

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Ubuntu :: Way To Get Arrow Keys To Control Mouse Pointer

Jun 6, 2011

I was just wondering if there is any program/script/code/trick/way to get the arrow keys to control the mouse pointer and, well basically, the keyboard to do stuff you would do with the mouse..?

And i know about keyboard shortccuts

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SUSE :: 11.1 Won't Boot Unless Mouse/keys Are Constantly Pressed?

May 26, 2009

Title is pretty self-explanatory. Suse 11.1 will not boot (or shutdown) past a certain point unless I constantly move the mouse around or press keys.

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Slackware :: Define Keyboard Keys As Mouse Clicks?

Nov 10, 2010

For example I'm setting key F1 & F2 keys mouse 1 and mouse 2 click in keyboard..

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General :: F3 - F5 Keys Incorrectly Behaving As Audio Keys / Remap Them To Original Meaning?

Apr 17, 2010

I don't know if this is a configuration issue or a hardware issue, but I have a Kinesis Advantage USB keyboard and for some reason the F3-F5 keys aren't responding as they used to. They don't respond to anything and, when I tried using F5 on Emacs, it said <XF86AudioNext> is undefined, so I guess it's a weird mapping problem.

Any idea how I could remap them to the original meaning?

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General :: Re-mapping Non-standard Keys To Modifier Keys?

Apr 7, 2011

I'm running Debian (Squeeze) and I have a toshiba portege m700. It has five buttons on the front just under the screen, which are the only ones accessible when you flip the screen over into tablet mode. One of them is for rotating the screen, and another is for switching to external display. I want to remap the remaining three to control, alt and super so that I can use shortcuts with the stylusThe problem is, when I used showkey to find out the key codes, I found out that each button generates more than one key code:Button 1:

key 126 press >> super_r, although this is distinct from the actual super key (125)
key 7 press >> 6
key 7 release
key 126 release

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OpenSUSE :: Stopping The Screen Saver And Stopping The Screen Locking?

Jan 23, 2011

In December I finally filled up my root partition and broke Suse 11.1. I therefore resized my partitions and installed Suse 11.3 on /root. I didn't not touch my /home partition.

I notice that when I leave my machine and come back the screen has locked. I have tried to turn off the screensaver, but it hasn't worked. I have Googled, but unfortunately the screen shots don't look like what I have and the instructions to stop this do not seem to match what I am seeing on the screen.

Is there a way to do this via the command line?

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Fedora Installation :: When You Reboot The Mouse Works Ok Until The Welcome Screen Apears Then The Mouse Stops Working?

Jun 17, 2009

I have install fedora11 live and the mouse work well when installing.When you reboot the mouse works ok until the welcome screen apears then the mouse stops working and I cannot continue with the postinstall. I have a 1TB usb externalHD that I am installing fedora11 and have partitioned it so that I have 500Gb free for fedora, system is doucore 2.4,4gb RAm, I tryed doing this with three differend mice and connectting the mouse to different usb ports

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Ubuntu :: Keyboard Number Keys On The Right Side - Including Backslash - Plus - Minus Stopped Working And Mouse

Mar 23, 2011

1) Keyboard number keys on the right side, including backslash, plus, minus, etc. stopped working. The rest of the keyboard seems okay. It's not just this keyboard, either, because I plugged in my other keyboard and it has the same problem.

2) My mouse seems to have an intermittent problem in which it stops working for a few seconds or a minute. I can move it around the screen but I'm not able to click on anything. Sometimes if I wait long enough, it returns to normal. If I logout using the keyboard commands and log in again, it seems okay, at least until the next occurrence.

I'm running 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx. I installed a kernel update a couple of weeks ago (2.6.32-29) but I've gone back to -28 in the hope that it would solve the problem. It has not. Is there a software package I need to reinstall or some other way to revert keyboard and mouse settings to defaults?

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General :: Stuck At Log In Screen With Mouse And Keyboard Not Functioning

Mar 26, 2011

I am COMPLETELY new to Linux.I started a computer class recently and I started teaching myself PERL.My teacher had mentioned to me that it's far better for some reasons (he did not elaborate) to write code in a Unix system. So I got Ubuntu 10.10.I installed it along side my windows 7.After I setup my windows (had to reformat the disk) I decided to boot up into Ubuntu to set that up. I installed the necessary drivers that it required, and the updates. I was asked to restart the system so I did so.

It did not even shut down or restart my system.I waited patiently 15 minutes...30 minutes 1 hour... until I finally decided to hit the reset button on my PC. Then when I'd boot back in to Ubuntu afterwards, it would stay at the log in screen and my mouse wouldn't budge and nor is my keyboard recognized by Ubuntu.Im really frustrated and I've been searching for answers for the whooole day and I just can't seem to find something well explained. Im completely new to Ubuntu so I don't know where to enter any code in a cmd line or such.

1)Reformatted my harddrive to install windows 7 on it
2)Set up windows 7 and then booted into Ubuntu.
3) Set up Ubuntu and installed necessary drivers and updates
4) Reset the computer and waited for an hour for the reset to happen but nothing happened.
5) Manually reset my pc and booted into ubuntu
6) Stuck at log in screen with mouse and keyboard not functioning (unable to use ubuntu).

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General :: Login Screen On Blue Background But No Mouse?

Oct 27, 2009

Why do I have a log in screen and no mouse on PCLinuxOS live install. I have the blue background and the graphics but no mouse and just a log in screen. I can log in root/root or guest/guest but not much else whats up.

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General :: Kubuntu 10.04: Mouse And Keyboard Not Working At Login Screen?

Dec 6, 2010

using Kubuntu 10.04. When my computer was being updated sudden power failure forced my system to reboot and in the log in screen I can find that my keyboard and mouse is not working at all. I cannot enter into my system. I tried to enter ctrl+F1 but failed.

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General :: Get A Black Screen With A White Mouse Pointer At Startup?

Jan 5, 2010

have a problem with an Acer Aspire one running linpus linux. I get a black screen with a white mouse pointer at startup. I don't know how this happened. I can interrupt the startup process with ^c and then see the following amongst other text :Loading x11 FronEnd module...Failed to laod x11 FrontEnd moduleFailed to launch SCIM

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General :: Acer Aspire One Only Boots To Black Screen With Mouse Pointer

Jun 15, 2010

I'm a linux newbie so go easy on me with technical terms.I've got a Acer Aspire One ZG5. Everything was working fine until one day when I went to switch it on and it shows up everything its suppose to, the blue logo etc but then it loads upto a black screen with the mouse poitner. I can move the mouse pointer around and such and the lights flash but stop suddenly.I can't use the bios recovery disk as I haven't got a USB big enough.

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