Questions tagged [keyboard]

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How to send the keys Alt+F9 to Microsoft Azure Serial Console for Linux?

I need to gain root access to a newly-created VM hosted on Microsoft Azure. This is done on FreePBX (running CentOS) by sending the keys Alt+F9 on the console and issuing the command !passwd root. ...
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Keyboard layout set to something different through Hyper-V RemoteDesktop

I'm creating a new ServerCore Server 2016. No GUI. I need to write @, |, \ and other stuff in the commandline, however the keyboard layout does not seem to be the same as I specified (de-CH). Now it'...
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CKL HDMI KVM switch - hot keys not working

I have a CKL 8 Port HDMI KVM Switch here which I am using with a Cherry My 8040 USB (V1 !). The problem now is that I would like to use the hot keys (to switch off the beeping) - but I was not able to ...
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Custom Keyboard Hotkey in CentOS terminal

I'm trying to replace old serial terminals with CentOS PCs. I have got the PC's to use telnet (this will be changing to SSH soon) to connect to the server and everything works nearly identically to ...
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How to determine what causes rogue key_up events

I have a Samsung laptop running Windows 8.1 in front of me, which has the following symptoms: When holding down the Windows key, the start menu opens, closes, opens, closes at a high rate Holding ...
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VMWare ESXi not recognizing usb keyboard on install

We are currently attempting to install VMWare ESXi 5.5 on a HPE proliant DL380 gen10 server. The beginning boot sequence appears that it is running fine, but when we get to the first menu option ...
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Why is a Linux host interpretting the zero key as enter?

I am connecting to a Debian virtual machine using PuTTY, and every time I press the 0 (zero) key, the command line behaves as if I've pressed enter. Why might this be and how can I change it? ...
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H and V don't work on windows server 2012 log on

I'd like to log in to windows server 2012. It worked yesterday but today I couldn't enter my current password because the H and V keys didn't work and my password includes the h. I connected ...
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Hyper-V CentOS 7 guest has no keyboard in recovery modes

I am working with CentOS 7 as a Generation 2 guest on Hyper-V 2012 R2. Everything runs fine, but I am unable to control the guest when I boot it into certain systemd targets. For instance, if I were ...
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Trouble with “Keyboard Failure” on Dell PowerEdge R410

I own some Dell PowerEdge Servers. One of these servers is a R410 which has some problems at the moment. I have already sent the server in the datacenter and tried to make a remote installation via ...
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Share one monitor and input devices (mouse & keyborad) between two different computers

Is it possible to share a monitor and the input devices (keyboard & mouse) between two different machines? For the monitor case, I believe the answer could be straightforward: connect two ...
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Debian keymap changing with qEmu?

Here's the context : I have a Debian 7.3 as the host system (with LANG=fr_FR.UTF-8), on which I'm running virtual machines with qEmu (for educational purpose only). I've created a disk image on which ...
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Keyboard settings are not saved properly on servers using a domain account

Scenario : 10 servers in the same datacenter and i connect remotely of course using my german keyboard. All my profile settings were always german on serverside and i never had problems with it. ...
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Keyboard oddities: backspace creating block square, H key deleting, most keys not working

I had 5 servers where the keyboard was not responding correctly. If I remember I seemingly had the most trouble in Windows, I don't remember if the linux or ESXi server was having troubles. I had two ...
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Ubuntu 12 : dpkg-reconfigure problems

I have an Ubuntu 12.04 server, freshly installed, however it is set to the wrong timezone. I tried to use dpkg-reconfigure tzdata to correct it, but I can't tell what I am selecting. When I move the ...
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Telnet Terminal F3 Key Transmit

I am creating a new install image for deployment, upgrading from a previous deployment of Fedora Core 4 to Linux Mint 15. I have the telnet session to the server working and all keys are operating as ...
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VMware Console Keyboard Map Wrong

I'm building a virtual disk image of an install from a script process (DD image, chroot to install). I then convert this image to a VMware vmdk image and boot it. I'm installing CentOS 6.4 as the ...
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How can I use the home, end, page-up, page-down keys on Solaris via PuTTY?

I love the shortcuts home, end, page-up, page-down, but I am unable to use them via PuTTY on Solaris servers. Windows PuTTY => Linux desktop via SSH, works fine. Windows PuTTY => Solaris server,...
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list and change supported keyboard layout in Linux 2.4.22

I have a RAID management software running on a Linux LiveCD which uses Linux 2.4.22. It uses US kayboard layout by default, but I would like to change this to SE(Sweden) layout. Layouts should be ...
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How to remap shift-space to underscore in linux (not GNOME or KDE)

I do a lot of shell scripting in linux (running xmonad window manager, so I can use xmodmap or xinput, but not GNOME or KDE control panels), and it would be super useful for a shift-space keystroke to ...
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“Bind” USB-keyboard exclusively to specific application

What i have: Linux machine (debian stable) without monitor, keyboard, no X running USB-device which acts like an USB-keyboard (like many barcode-readers [1]) What i (don't) want: I want to use this ...
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Debian server freezes at random times until key is pressed

When booting my personal code server (Debian Squeeze), the boot screen freezes almost immediately, but when I press a random key (including useless keys such as NumLock) the boot process continues. ...
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Windows Server 2003 Server Edition - inside of Virtual PC 2007 SP1 - lost keyboard repeat, want it back

I am using Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 SP1. Inside this VM is Windows Server 2003 Server Edition. I use it every day. When I came into work, first day after the New Year's, and without changing any ...
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In the ESXi 5 console, how to press the <+> and <-> keys on the bios screens without the num part of the keyboard?

Sometimes we open vSphere from a restricted terminal that only has a basic ascii keyboard and f1-f12 and a mouse but is missing the additional numeric block on the right side of a big keybaord part ...
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disable osk (onscreen virtual keyboard) in windows 7 (or vista) OR customize osk layout

I use windows 7 as host for touchscreen PC in public environment. I would like to prevent the OS being controled by a user. With a physical keyboard, you would remove the control and alt keys. But ...
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Windows Server 2008 Keyb/Mouse non-responsive at Login Screen?

I have a new install of Windows Server 2008 on a RAID machine under 1 year old (machine previously had Ubuntu on it). Windows server installed fine, created admin account etc. After the install when ...
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Keyboard doesn't work after upgrade to Debian Wheezy

After upgrade from lenny to wheezy keyboard and mouse don't work in X (keyboard available before it starts). I looked over internet about this issue and found some solutions: remove xorg.conf (http://...
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How do you use TinyCore with a VirtualBox and a non-us keyboard?

I need to install on several of our old WindowsXp workstations (only 1GB of RAM, 40GB for harddrive!) a Unix server for allowing our developers to perform some preliminary test on Unix. Considering ...
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Ubuntu configure keyboard non-interactive

Im setting up some Chef scripts to build and configure a Ubuntu 11.04 instance for development. I'm having some trouble finding away of reconfiguring the keyboard with no user interaction. I tried ...
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PuTTY SSH Connection to a Ubuntu 10.04 Desktop, Pressing Enter (either) in a Man page sends 'ESCOM' instead of CR/LF

I'm trying to perform a search in a manpage, which requires the Enter key to achieve. However pressing it displays the word ESCOM instead of the desired function. The Enter key works as it should in ...
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Enabling alt-shortcuts in bash on EC2

I have no idea why, but on my EC2 instances which are running Ubuntu 10.04 the ALT key shortcuts are not working and instead question marks are showing instead. E.g. ALT+f for moving forward a word ...
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Keyboards for kiosk/outdoor/abusive environments?

We have a bunch of kiosks deployed into let's just say... abusive environments. The enclosures we had built are tough as nails, and the HP thin client computers are working great. The keyboards that ...
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Num Lock goes off when entering a virtual Server2008 in VMWare Workstation 7.1.0 ? (on Win7 x64)

How do you keep Num Lock on when entering a virtual machine in VMWare Workstation 7.1.0 on Windows 7 x64 so you don't have to enter that key every time?
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Remote desktop on Windows Server 2008 R2 shows keyboard layout from connecting computer

I have a german Windows 2008 R2 with English Multilanguage Pack installed. It has only german, english keyboard defined. It works fine. I use Windows 7 with PL version and PL keyboard settings. And ...
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Debian-Installation without keyboard?

i have to install debian lenny right now, but i can't find my keyboard for the server (just use a laptop). Is there a way to install lenny without a keyboard? thank you!
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Headless server has stuck “del” key, making it unmanageable. How can I disable keyboard via VBS?

I have a headless Windows 2008 R2 box that seems to have a keyboard plugged in and something is pressing on the delete key. I'm using GotoMypc to access the box and am unable to click on device ...
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Configuring RealVNC to accept copy/paste on a remote server

So, I'm using RealVNC Viewer locally (Mac OSX 10.6) and connecting to a VNC Server on a remote machine (Debian - I'm no Unix expert). I want to be able to copy and paste at the command line, but Ctrl+...
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What is a non-hazardous method to remove the letters from keyboard keys without introducing a non-smooth texture?

I need to remove the letters and numbers from the keys on a number of keyboards. This needs to be done in a non-hazardous fashion without introduction extra physical textures on the keys. The keys ...
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is it possible to set an Ubuntu Server in a computer with no mouse, keyboard or monitor?

Yeah, that´s my question. I want the computer only to have a power source and a network cable. If so, can I install and configure everything from the network interface, or do I need to connect a ...
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Enable re-attached mouse/keyboard via ssh?

I had Ubuntu 9.10 x64 Desktop installed on a nettop I have (that I normally run headless), and yesterday I decided to take the plunge and update to 10.04. So, I plugged in a screen and usb mouse/...
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How secure is a bluetooth keyboard against password sniffing?

In a situation where an admin will enter sensitive information into a keyboard (the root password), what is the risk that a bluetooth keyboard (ship by default with Mac systems these days) would put ...
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Key press emulator

Is there utility for linux which emulates keyboard? I want to record(or type script) some keyboard actions and send it to window in infinity cycle.
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Windows Server 2008 R2 and Keyboards

I have a machine with WIN server 2008 R2 installed, when the machine boots up, it says keyboard failure. The keyboard I had was from an older machine and was PS/2, I got a PS/2 to USB converter in ...
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Ubuntu keyboard detection from bash script

Excuse my ignorance of linux OS/hardware issues...I'm just a programmer :) I have an application that calls out to some bash scripts to launch external applications, in this case Firefox. The ...
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How to use cursor keys in vi under screen?

If you run vi/vim in screen, when you press a cursor in insert mode, you get a new line + a character, which is a pain. How can I configure vim to move around instead?
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Startech SVx41HDI Series Server Remote Control Usage Question - How do I switch away from a dead port?

We have a Startech KVM over IP model SV841HDI and it was stuck pointing a port where the machine has been removed. We ended up having to physically plug something into that port in order to switch ...
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Keep keyboard alive when x server crashes

From time to time my Ubuntu desktop freezes. When this happens my usb keyboard and mouse stop responding so I can't get out to tty1 [ctrl][alt][f1] or do anything else from my input devices - also ...
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Solaris x86: Non working keys on keyboard (<, >, #, |)

I have a new installation of Solaris 10 10/09 on x86 hardware. The attached keyboard has a normal German layout. The system is configured accordingly by 'kbd -s'. The generic keys (letter, number, ...
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Vim keyboard remap on Snow Leopard (MacOs 10.6)

I want to have my external keyboard's HOME, END, PAGEDOWN and PAGEUP Working on Leopard's Terminal. So that I changed in Terminal > File > Preferences: Home: \033[H End: \033[F PageUp: \033[5~ ...
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Keyboard problem in remote desktop session

I have a very weird problem with one Windows XP installation: when connecting to a remote desktop (on Windows 2008 Server) to type in the at sign (@) it is necessary to press Ctrl-Alt-2 (on a spanish ...