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Re: ctrl:swapcaps not working

On Sun, 2002-07-07 at 06:37, Toby Sargeant wrote:
> This might be an X specific question rather than a mac keyboard specific
> one, but I'm not sure where else to start looking for answers.
> For some reason, adding
> XkbOption "ctrl:swapcaps"   # from memory
> to the appropriate place in my XF86Config-4 doesn't do the
> right thing on this (tiBook) keyboard; ctrl becomes capslock, but
> capslock doesn't act like ctrl.
> xev shows the ctrl keycode event being generated, but the capslock key
> seems not to stay held down. My guess is that there's a keyboard
> management layer under X that treats capslock specially.

As has been discussed here before, it's a hardware limitation.

> Is there any way to work around this?

A kernel patch has been posted, you may want to try it.

Earthling Michel Dänzer (MrCooper)/ Debian GNU/Linux (powerpc) developer
XFree86 and DRI project member   /  CS student, Free Software enthusiast

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