How to Install or Uninstall olpc-kbdshim Ubuntu 22.04

Updated: October 14, 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 how to install olpc-kbdshim on Ubuntu 22.04.

Requirements

  • OS: Ubuntu 22.04 is needed for olpc-kbdshim to work
  • Privileges: Make sure that you can run the sudo commands line.

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 one of the most popular methods for installing Ubuntu packages since it is simple to understand, even if you are a Linux novice. Following these steps to get olpc-kbdshim on your Ubuntu 22.04.

Step 1: 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: Install the package on Ubuntu 22.04. After updating the system, you can now install olpc-kbdshim Ubuntu by pasting this command into the terminal and pressing Enter.

sudo apt -y install olpc-kbdshim

Install olpc-kbdshim using Aptitude

Aptitude allows users to view a list of available packages and manage package installation, upgrade, and removal. If you haven’t already done so, run this command to install it.

sudo apt-get install aptitude

Then, you can now install olpc-kbdshim by following these steps:

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. Launching the terminal and entering the following Linux command:

sudo apt-get update

Step 2: Start the package installation on Ubuntu 22.04. After updating, you can install olpc-kbdshim Ubuntu by pasting this command into the terminal and pressing Enter.

sudo aptitude install olpc-kbdshim

Uninstall olpc-kbdshim on Ubuntu 22.04

Have you ever considered how challenging it might be to uninstall an application from Ubuntu? You’re wrong, anyone can easily uninstall any program, not just a olpc-kbdshim.

You can uninstall olpc-kbdshim Ubuntu by running this command if you installed it using APT or Aptitude.

sudo apt remove --auto-remove olpc-kbdshim

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

sudo apt autoremove --purge olpc-kbdshim

Summary

In this tutorial, 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.