Ubuntu :: Control Keys Not Working In Some Programs?
Mar 19, 2010
control keys aren't working most of the time in Open Office. I can copy, cut and paste with the mouse, but Control+C/X/V/Z is not working at all. I also use intellij idea, there I have the same problem, but I can use its own defined control+alt+space. I've tried Abiword, the control keys worked at the begging but then after a while when I used control+something(C/X/V/Z), it always selected everything. Besides that, the control keys are working perfectly in nautilus, terminal, firefox, chrome, gedit. I'm using Ubuntu 9.10.
I installed Keytouch in a useless attempt to allow me to brighten my screen (but that's another thread...) and now the control keys don't work. I tried a couple of files that were supposed to be my keyboard, but neither worked. I don't want to mess with it any more, but I can't figure out how to uninstall it!
Volume up, volume down and mute keys on the keyboard don't control the volume any longer.They worked before. Hitting the keys brings up a progress bar widget with the volume level unchangeable, set at 0% (which is not accurate at all).It looks like the key mappings or key bindings are working, but there is a disconnect with actual functionality. The volume cannot be changed or muted anymore from the keyboard.
This worked just fine in KDE on Fedora 11 before upgrading KDE components yesterday with Yumex. I am now using KDE 4.3.2 I don't think that it's a coincidence that it stopped working after doing an update. I updated the kernel and nVidia drivers too, but this problem exists when I went back and tested with the previous kernel, so I don't suspect the kernel upgrade. No info in Xorg.conf about the keyboard. Is there a setting that I am missing?
Sound works just fine. I can listen to whatever source I like. This is not a problem with the sound drivers as far as I can tell.I just want to be able to control the volume with the keys on my Logitech Illuminated Keyboard, model Y-UY95. Is anyone else experiencing this?I can adjust the volume with Kmix 3.5 or GNOME Volume Control V2.1
how can i control vlc via the keys above my keyboard(my english sucks and i have no idea what they are called, meta keys? multimedia keys? whatever)only MPlayer responds to them, not vlci opened vlc preferences window and in hotkeys page, i wanted to add the "PLAY KEY" to "PLAY/PAUSE" but it wouldn't even recognize the keys, nothing happens when i press them, but it would recognize something else ,like
I am using Samsung N150 and ubuntu 10.10 is installed in it. There is problem with brightness control i.e., I cannot control my brightness by up & down keys. I made settings such as:
I Add the repository to the sources list and enable it sudo add-apt-repository ppa:voria/ppa Perform complete system update sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade it may take long time depending the internet connection than I installed packages "samsung-backlight" and "easy-slow-down-manager" sudo apt-get install samsung-backlight easy-slow-down-manager
Also I made changes in brightness setting in during the boot i.e set to user control instead of automatic. But after doing all these stuff still my laptop brightness not control by fn + up/down keys.
I have a testing application, under which I need to disable Ctrl-x and Few other keys...
My Problem is If i disable Ctrl Key using xmodmap command..All the other Ctrl combination are getting disabled...For ex: Ctrl-s, Ctrl-a etc..My goal is to enable some combination of Ctrl key and disabling some combination of Ctrl key..
I don't know how this happened, but my keyboard copy and paste functions have stopped working. Oddly enough, I discovered that I can only copy and paste by using the third mouse button. Pressing down on the scroll wheel after highlighting text copies the text, pressing it again pastes it Ican still use the Edit-copy and Edit-paste menu functions.
I'm sure it has something to do with all the tinkering I have been doing with my desktop. I have been experimenting with CompizConfig and Cairo dock, changing my themes and things of this nature.
I don't care if this is done in the bios or a kernel module or software. Is there any way at all to do make the 'fn' key act as 'control' and the 'control' key act as 'fn' in linux running on a macbook pro?
PS. You can do this with software in OSX with the application KeyRemap4MacBook.
I have a problem with keyboard mappings on F13. I have the following in my .xmodmap file that is run from .bash_profile:
The problem is that at seemingly random times the roles of the caps lock and control keys (and the other customisations) gets reverted back to normal - which makes for an awful lot of confusion! Running xmodmap again switches them to how I like it, but again after a seemingly random period it resets itself. This occurs under KDE and Gnome in F13, but did not occur in F12. Using the KDE keyboard settings dialog to switch caps lock and control does the exhibits the same behaviour.
Do you know how to write a shell script that executes say 4 instances of the same program in different directories at the same time, and once ONE instance completes it executes a new instance of that program in a new directoryd so on, until 100 instances have been executed, each in their own directory
my laptop has a numberpad on the right side. on it, the 7 key is home, and the 1 key is end. the normal home and end keys above it work, but these do not. is there a way I can map the home and end functionality to them?
I have two machines at home. I am trying to setup the ssh server on the server machine so I can connect from the client machine with no password (keys authentication).Well, that shouldn't have been too hard, but the thing is the server user account I want to be able to connect to with keys auth has no password (that is actually the reason I want to setup keys auth). I have done everything in this guide (URL...), both alternatives, but with no success, because at some time I have to ssh the server to the user account that has no password (either with scp or ssh-copy-id) and it fails.
My question is: since I have root access on the server machine, can't I copy manually the public key from the client to the server? (doing manually what ssh-copy-id actually does).Or, maybe there is another way, to change the password on the passwordless account. I have tried with # su <acct>, then passwd, but it doesn't work (asks me for the old password). I was thinking about editing /etc/shadow manually, and inserting the hash in the password field for that account (it currently has an ! ). Would that work?
My setup is Asus EEE701SD running Maverick installed off the Live CD about 6 weeks ago. Everything worked fine until yesterday when I lost most of the keys, but not Ctrl, Alt, Home symbol, Menu symbol.
Keyboard is physically fine as it works correctly in SystemrecCD and when I boot into a recovery root shell, but not when I am running Xorg under Maverick. Keyboard layout is default US (I an in Australia). I tried using Onboard, but even that wouldn't input keystrokes into anything. I tried going in with VNC and that wouldn't work either. It seems this might be an Xorg problem, but why would it happen suddenly, seemingly without any provocation; obviously something has changed, but what... I have removed and reinstalled xserver--xorg using apt-get in a root shell and have also run dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg, but nothing has changed.
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.
On the mbp 5,3 running 10.04, I'm trying to get the screen dimming keys working. Using the tutorial [URL] I followed the instructions for the nvidia-bl-dkms package. Initially upon configuration, the dimming keys work wonderfully, but after a restart, they don't work at all.
I have a Lenovo G550 Notebook, with a US keyboard layout (dedicated Numpad on the right). Now the quirk is.. the 'Home', 'End', 'PageUp' & 'PageDn' keys on the numpad do work in Ubuntu (They double up as 7, 1, 9 & 3 respectively, when Numlock is turned on), but what doesn't is Shift + 'Home', 'End', 'PageUp' or 'PageDn'.. Is there a setting to do this? I just have gotten used to it in Windows (for say, easily removing the typed in URL on a web-browser, using the keyboard), it seems like alls' lost without it
I m using Vaio E series laptop, from 2 days my number keys are not working, My laptop have the desktop like number keypad. Those keys are not giving response was working fine. I checked with boot cd, Booted with ubuntu cd and try, num keys are working, I guess I accediently remove something
This is a weird problem I am facing right now. I am using Ubuntu 10.04 (lucid) Firefox 3.6.3. The tab key, the arrow keys and the page down / up keys dont work anymore. They're working fine in any other application, like Chrome.
The keys were fine till yesterday and suddenly they have stopped responding.
i was trying to install burg on my Ubuntu maverick, but there are some problems. I have no themes at all and there are no such keys like "t" for switching themes and functional keys. Burg is working, i can something like this with "sudo burg-emu -D" and there is the same screen during booting system.
I'm having problems with open-office writer. back-space end all other navigation keys refuse to work...delete works fine. system runs Hardy Heron and o-office 2.4.1The problem only applies to my profile, what files should I look for concerning keyboard config? Methinks Gnome and KDE frontends kinda conflict when assigning layouts to the keyboard, but that's just my own rambling