I use Thunderbird on Ubuntu Linux and have just upgraded to Ubuntu 10 / Thunderbird 3. One of my gripes however is that Thunderbird uses a number of shortcut keys that have no secondary key requirements, for example, "Mark as Read" is M. Not ControlM. Just M. Worse, "Mark as Junk" is J. Which means I sometimes inadvertently mark messages as Junk.
How can I customize Thunderbird's shortcuts so, for example, "Mark as Junk" is ControlJ?
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.
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?
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
I want to remap my keys for a game I'm playing, for example WASD instead of arrows to walk, r, f, c to act like f1, f2, f3 and so on. I'm aware of xmodmap, but I want to do this just for one application and be able to use hotkey to toggle between this script and default setting. I've been trying to use AutoKey, but I cannot force it to work just for specific app. On windows solution is AutoHotKey, but it won't work through wine.
So I have sshopen-server installed on a few machines on my home network. I just rebuilt one of the machines and gave it the same hostname and the same ip address that it had before I rebuilt it. But when I go to connect to the machine now I get this error.
I want to set fn + Up or Down Arrow to change the brightness of the screen, instead of fn + F4 and F5. However, I don't know the command to do that, and I can't find it in Keyboard Shortcuts.I've seen something about editing a file in /var, but that requires root permissions.
I had my procedure down for setting up the keys on my various machines on my LAN when I was running Fedora9 - I just followed my own notes to set up 'ssh' on one of my machines that I am upgrading to Fedora13 and am finding discrepancies. I used to be able to set files up such that if I am on one machine, I could just ssh to another and I wouldn't be prompted for passwords or passphrases etc. Whatever I did before doesn't work any more (I keep being prompted for passwords/passphrases) - does anyone have a hint to point me in the right direction on how to set up the keys etc. - or what changed from F9 to F13? Also is the handling of ssh keys the same from F9 to F13? Reading the documentation it seems that on my old machines the man page says this:
<snip> that passphrase will be used to encrypt the private part of this file using 3DES.
<snip> that passphrase will be used to encrypt the
I*am using Kubuntu 10.04. I would like to change some of the standard shortcut keys for bash (terminal).
Ctrl-C to copy the selected text to the clipboard. Ctrl-V to paste from the clipboard into the terminal. Ctrl-Z to undo. Ctrl-Shift-C (or even better, Super-C) to terminate the command. Ctrl-Shift-Z (or Super-Z) to be the background command. I*don't even know what Ctrl-V did before, some I*won't worry about remapping it.
EDIT:*I*have no idea what is putting the * char after each "I". Maybe this is a non-breaking space?
Sound is my #1 issue on F11. Most of the time I can't change the system wide volume setting by pressing the function keys on my laptop (the volume indicator doesn't even show up). When that happens (and I havent't been able to find out why and under what conditions that happens) the volume applet on my panel also becomes useless. Useless meaning that I can slide the slider up and down with no effect on the audible volume. I can still change the volume within the individul applications (rhythmbox, totem, ...) with success. Adjusting the volume via gst-mixer or pavucontrol does also works as expected. It's really just the volume keys and the panel applet that refuse to cooperate.
About this system (pretty standard intel_hda, no problems with F10)code...
I loaded the dvd (one that came with Linux Format Magazine No. 139), changed BIOS to boot from dvd, and then:
I get the welcome screen with the options to boot Ubuntu, KUbuntu, XUbuntu or Boot from First Hard Disk. As I have an older laptop I was going to try XUbuntu. However, the arrow keys did not change the boot option. In fact nothing worked, Tab did not bring up a menu and Enter did not initiate boot.
I tried reloading the dvd, switching off the laptop (no way to shutdown) and restarting but always come up with the same problem.
My DVD drive works fine and the dvd appears not to be faulty since all the info is readable when it is loaded with windows running.
My system details are:
HP compaqnx9000 Mobile Intel Pentium(R) 4-m CPU 2.20 GHz 219GHz 704MB RAM Optiarc DVD RW AD-7580A Radeon 1GP 340M
I'd been trying to get into Linux before I bought it so I figured that I would try to get it onto my new Mac so that I could use it wherever I am. I decided to try Debian Lenny 5.0.3 a whirl after reading about all the different distros available. I've successfully installed it and I can get to it with rEFIt, and I have quite a few things working such as the video drivers and wifi. However, I've had trouble getting it to a level where it'd be usable away from home. Here are the main problems I'm worried about:
1) I installed pommed but I still can't use the brightness keys to change the screen brightness. I'm not sure if there's some other workaround for this?
2) I tried some recommended power management packages (gnome-power-manager) but it doesn't seem to be accessible or functional right now. I don't have any way to control it or get to it that is obvious to me. Is an icon or anything supposed to appear on the task bar when you install or what? Getting some sort of power management on here is important because it gets really lousy battery life otherwise.
3) Being a Macbook, there's no right-click button. Multitouch would be really nice (two-finger scrolling!) but I'd be OK with ANY way to right-click with the touchpad. I have a wireless USB keyboard/mouse combo that works at home at least . . . right out of the box too!
4) I've seen some packages called the Mactel PPA, but they are made for Ubuntu. Since Debian and Ubuntu are so similar, is there any way to make those work on Lenny? I think that if I got those to work, I could fix some of the problems above. Or do I have to install Ubuntu?
5) I just noticed that the sound doesn't seem to work yet either.
I'm in my terminal and do git pull, git push alot in a work day. On the server I'm pulling and pushing I can't do password less ssh the usual way by generating rsa keys.Is it still possible perhaps for me to enter my password once for a session and do all the git pulls/pushes I want?
I installed SSH server on my ubuntu-server last night, following this online Guide: https://help.ubuntu.com/10.04/server...sh-server.htmlThen I tried to generate the public and private keys.root@ubuntu-server:~# ssh-keygen t dsaGenerating public/private dsa key pair.Enter file in which to save the key (/root/.ssh/id_dsa):
I'm interested in storing my SSH keys and gpg keys on a smartcard for added security. However, I'm a bit uncertain on a few points, which are as follows:
How many keys can I get on a card? I assume both SSH and GPG can store keys on the card. Is there a limit to key size? I see a lot of cards saying they support 2048-bit keys, what about larger sizes? Hardware: can anyone recommend a card/reader combination that works well? I've done a fair amount of research and it seems PC/SC readers can be a bit iffy - is this your experience? Have I missed anything I should be asking? Are there any other hurdles?
I'm aware fsf europe give away cards with membership - I'm not sure I want to join, but... are these cards any good?
I have accounts on two machine: H1 and H2. I created ssh keys on H1 and installed it on S1. I can now ssh to S1 from H1. I want to do the same from H2. How do I install the ssh keys generated on H1 on H2?
I have gpg (not sure how to check the version) installed and running nicely. I am attempting to publicize my public RSA key to various key servers, but even tho everything seems to work nicely in actuality it does not.
When I check that particular (and others after similar attempts) keyserver for my e-mail address it only finds my old, revoked key. How can I get publishing my RSA key from the command line to work in actuality?
I am trying to debug ssh permissions and keys. I am able to connect as root. However, I am unable to login as a new user (e.g., newuser). I have been trying to ssh as localhost to debug the issue. For example:
>ssh -vvvv newuser@localhost
will yield a lot of information. I think this is the relevant section, however, I am unable to resolve:
debug1: Host 'localhost' is known and matches the RSA host key. debug1: Found key in /root/.ssh/known_hosts:2 debug2: bits set: 533/1024