Bug 469744 - capslock as alternate control doesn't work
capslock as alternate control doesn't work
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 474758
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-settings-daemon (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Bastien Nocera
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-11-03 15:28 EST by Stephen Hemminger
Modified: 2018-04-11 12:03 EDT (History)
9 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2009-02-02 19:29:56 EST
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2009-02-02 13:27 EST, Stephen Hemminger
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Description Stephen Hemminger 2008-11-03 15:28:04 EST
Description of problem:
  I used the setting for capslock as alternate control key. It doesn't work
  reliably on FC10. It seems to be gnome bug since Ubuntu Intrepid has same

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. set capslock as alternate control (system->hardware->preferences->keyboard->layout->layout options)
2. hit capslock a
Actual results:
capslock key turns on caps lock

Expected results:
capslock key is a control key

Additional info:
Worked fine in earlier versions.
Comment 1 Stephen Hemminger 2008-11-03 16:06:06 EST
This might be another USB kvm related problem (see https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=469409).  The keyboard layout works initially on boot,
but then the capslock as control stops working later...
Comment 2 Mads Kiilerich 2008-11-11 18:35:13 EST
I can't reproduce this.

Do you see the problem if you add a new user to your system and log in as this user? And/or after restoring default keyboard layout settings?
Comment 3 Matěj Cepl 2008-11-13 12:51:44 EST
Thanks for the bug report.  We have reviewed the information you have provided above, and there is some additional information we require that will be helpful in our diagnosis of this issue.

Please attach your X server config file (/etc/X11/xorg.conf) and X server log file (/var/log/Xorg.*.log) to the bug report as individual uncompressed file attachments using the bugzilla file attachment link below.

Could you please also try to run without any /etc/X11/xorg.conf whatsoever and let X11 autodetect your display and video card? Attach to this bug /var/log/Xorg.0.log from this attempt as well, please.

We will review this issue again once you've had a chance to attach this information.

Thanks in advance.
Comment 4 Bug Zapper 2008-11-25 23:42:12 EST
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 10 development cycle.
Changing version to '10'.

More information and reason for this action is here:
Comment 5 Matěj Cepl 2009-01-31 16:32:47 EST
Reporter, could you please reply to the previous question? If you won't reply in one month, I will have to close this bug as INSUFFICIENT_DATA. Thank you.
Comment 6 Stephen Hemminger 2009-02-02 13:26:59 EST
There is no xorg.conf on this machine. It appears to be related to the 
KVM (Belkin USB Flip). What happens is the keyboard works correctly initially
but when switched to other machine and then back, the Capslock as control
stops working.  Looks like some Gnome/HAL/?? thing is "resetting" the
keyboard map back.
Comment 7 Stephen Hemminger 2009-02-02 13:27:50 EST
Created attachment 330659 [details]
xorg log
Comment 8 Peter Hutterer 2009-02-02 19:29:56 EST
Same issue as Bug 474758. The device disappears, then reappears and the settings don't get applied again for the new device.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 474758 ***

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