Re: /etc/default/keyboard XKBOPTIONS not read by X
Dan B. wrote:
Raf Czlonka wrote:
On Wed, Nov 09, 2011 at 12:50:57AM GMT, Bob Proulx wrote:
Dan B. wrote:
I tried swapping the left Control key and Caps Lock key by modifying
the XKBOPTIONS value in /etc/default/keyboard, ...
Hey, I just noticed that if I use startx ("startx -- :1") to start X (and
Gnome, etc), the Control key gets swapped;.
It's in the X session started (or use?) by GDM that the Control key
^If it's ^used
doesn't get swapped.
Actually, it varies in GDM, apparently depending on whether another X
server is still running:
*In the original X server started automatically by/for GDM, Control was
not swapped (as I reported above).
I invoked "startx ..." to start another X server (and default Gnome
*In that X server, Control was swapped (as I reported above).
I exited that Gnome session and X server (with Gnome's Log Out menu
In the original GDM-starte X server and Gnome session, I logged out and
logged back in.
*In that X server, Control was not swapped (as for the previous
GDM-started X server).
Again, I started an X server with startx.
*In that X server, Control was again swapped (as for the previous
startx-started X server).
Without exiting that startx-started server, I went to GDM-started server,
logged out and back in.
*In that X server, Control *was* swapped (different than in the
previous two GDM-started X servers).
Something _really_ screwy seems to be going on here.