Bug 450075 - spurious keyboard light for capslock mapped to ctrl
spurious keyboard light for capslock mapped to ctrl
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11-server (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Peter Hutterer
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-06-05 01:56 EDT by Roland McGrath
Modified: 2018-04-11 07:53 EDT (History)
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Fixed In Version: 1.5.0-1.fc9
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Last Closed: 2008-09-17 21:05:41 EDT
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Description Roland McGrath 2008-06-05 01:56:07 EDT
I'm not really sure whose problem this is, but seems like the X server.

Vanilla gnome desktop, configured with System->Preferences->Hardware->Keyboard,
go to Layouts tab, hit "Layout Options..." button, "Ctrl key position" and
select "Make CapsLock an additional Ctrl".

With this configuration, the keys work fine.  But, the keyboard light for
capslock toggles every time I use the Ctrl key (physical capslock).

This does not happen in Fedora 8 using the same configuration.

Same thing seen on i386 and x86_64 on different hardware.
Comment 1 Matěj Cepl 2008-06-05 10:23:50 EDT
Can fully reproduce here. And actually, I had exactly the same problem with
Fedora 8.
Comment 2 David Perkinson 2008-08-09 14:54:14 EDT
Same problem here on both a Dell desktop and a Thinkpad X40 laptop.  There is some relevant discussion here:

Comment 3 Peter Hutterer 2008-09-09 03:31:56 EDT
This commit in rawhide should have fixed this issue, it certainly works in RH now.

* Tue Aug 05 2008 Peter Hutterer <peter.hutterer@redhat.com>
- xserver-1.5.0-xkb-fix-ProcXkbSetXYZ-to-work-on-all.patch: force xkb requests
  to apply to all extension devices.
Comment 4 David Perkinson 2008-09-13 19:43:02 EDT
It's still a problem for me (
Comment 5 Peter Hutterer 2008-09-14 20:10:50 EDT
xorg-x11-server-Xorg has been updated to 1.5.0 in F-9. 


Please give it a try and let us know if the issue is fixed.
Comment 6 Roland McGrath 2008-09-17 21:05:41 EDT
Shazam!  Pas de blinkenlight!

rhgb stopped happening on boot after this update, but that is, I presume, an unrelated issue, and is also one I don't actually care about.
Comment 7 David Perkinson 2008-09-19 11:37:21 EDT
The problem is solved as far as I can see.  Thanks.

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