How To Install Onboard Virtual Keyboard On Ubuntu And Linux Mint

Hello Linux Geeksters. In this article I will show you how to install Onboard virtual keyboard on Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 16 Petra, Linux Mint 15 Olivia, Linux Mint 14 Nadia and Linux Mint 13 Maya.

Some desktop environments, like Gnome or Cinnamon have a virtual keyboard application already installed, but for example, Mate doesn’t. If you have some keys broken, a virtual keyboard will make your Linux life more easier.

how to install Onboard virtual keyboard on Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 16 Petra, Linux Mint 15 Olivia, Linux Mint 14 Nadia and Linux Mint 13 Maya.

To install onboard on Ubuntu  and Linux Mint do:

$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install onboard

Bonus: How to install onboard on Mageia 3:

# urpmi.update -a
# urpmi onboard

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One comment on “How To Install Onboard Virtual Keyboard On Ubuntu And Linux Mint
  1. Paul Moreno says:

    Worked on an older Gateway MPC multi-touch, but not for the login screen. Any fix for that?

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