Bug#514975: SOLVED? (old xorg.conf the culprit?)
I upgraded two i686 machines to Lenny and had arbitrary changes in
capitalization and other weirdness more like #516028 on one machine, a
Compaq/HP nx6310 laptop.
In the end I ran
# Xorg -configure
and replaced xorg.conf
This seems to have done the trick, no more probs so far.
The format for the input device section seems to have changed somewhat,
or some option I had set earlier was incompatabile now with xkb-data.
On the other machine I could not even log in except after wild pressing
of Caps Lock on and off at first, later (perhaps after some down- and
upgrading) not at all: Pressing enter after the username changed the
input for the password to CAPITALS with no chance to undo this.
This second machine though has Sun Ray Server Software running, a Sun
keyboard is attached through a Sun Ray desktop unit and a PS/2 keyboard
to the machine directly in the server room. I made a new xorg.conf with
the above command but also had to use a conventional USB keyboard now on
the Sun Ray. Perhaps this can be optimized manually so that PS/2 and Sun
USB keyboard can work concurrently. At least I can login again and work.
Needless to say that downgrading xkb-data to various versions had not
helped, xkb-data-legacy was not helpful either.
Andreas v. Heydwolff