How to Install and Uninstall olpc-kbdshim on Ubuntu 22.04

Updated: September 7, 2022

The olpc-kbdshim daemon is used to handle keyboard events on the somewhat unique OLPC XO hardware. It does this by monitoring the keyboard and touchpad, enabling the XO “grab” keys and touchpad rotation (to match screen rotation), and reporting user (in)activity. It can also bind the XO screen rotate, brightness, and volume keys to appropriate commands (which are provided). In this tutorial, I will show you ways to install olpc-kbdshim Ubuntu 22.04.

Requirements

  • OS: Ubuntu 22.04 is needed for olpc-kbdshim to work
  • Privileges: Ascertain that you are able to execute sudo commands.

Prerequisites to install olpc-kbdshim on Ubuntu 22.04

Install olpc-kbdshim Ubuntu 22.04

olpc-kbdshim is one of the popular ways on Ubuntu now so that this tutorial will show you some ways to install it. Choose the one that you think is easy and you can follow.

Install olpc-kbdshim using APT

This is a popular method for installing Ubuntu packages since it’s simple to understand, even if you’re new to Linux. Following these steps to get olpc-kbdshim on your Ubuntu 22.04.

Step 1: The APT package repository cache needs to be updated before you try to install, update, or remove any packages. Update the APT database to download new packages from Ubuntu. Opening the terminal and executing this Linux command:

sudo apt-get -y update

Step 2: Install the package on Ubuntu 22.04. After updating the system, you can install olpc-kbdshim Ubuntu by executing this command in the terminal.

sudo apt -y install olpc-kbdshim

Install olpc-kbdshim using Aptitude

Users can manage their installation, upgrade, and removal of packages with Aptitude and view a list of the packages that are currently available. If you haven’t already installed it on Ubuntu, run this command to do so.

sudo apt -y install aptitude

After that, you can now install olpc-kbdshim, just following these steps:

Step 1: You must update the APT package repository cache before attempting to install, update, or remove any packages. Obtain new packages from Ubuntu by updating the APT database. Launching the terminal and entering the following Linux command:

sudo apt-get -y update

Step 2: Start the package installation on Ubuntu 22.04. You can now install olpc-kbdshim Ubuntu by executing this command in the terminal.

sudo aptitude install olpc-kbdshim

Uninstall olpc-kbdshim on Ubuntu 22.04

Have you ever considered how difficult it is to uninstall an application from Ubuntu? You are mistaken; anyone, not just package administrators, can easily uninstall any program.

If you installed olpc-kbdshim using APT or Aptitude, you could uninstall olpc-kbdshim on Ubuntu by executing this command

sudo apt remove --auto-remove olpc-kbdshim

If you want to uninstall olpc-kbdshim and remove its data and dependencies, you can also run the following command:

sudo apt autoremove --purge olpc-kbdshim

Ending

In this guide, I showed you ways to install olpc-kbdshim on Ubuntu 22.04 and some ways to uninstall olpc-kbdshim too. If you need any help, don’t hesitate to contact me. I’m very glad to answer them.