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Bug 72866 - ctrl/capslock switch option incorrect in XF86Config
ctrl/capslock switch option incorrect in XF86Config
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Michael Fulbright
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2002-08-28 12:11 EDT by Matt Brodeur
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:46 EDT (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2002-08-28 16:56:30 EDT
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Description Matt Brodeur 2002-08-28 12:11:02 EDT
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 Galeon/1.2.2 (X11; Linux i686; U;) Gecko/20020510

Description of problem:
In the /etc/X11/XF86Config file that was "generated by anaconda" the following
lines appear:

# If you'd like to switch the positions of your capslock and
# control keys, use:
#       Option  "XkbOptions"    "ctrl:nocaps"

The comment doesn't line up with the option presented.  The "nocaps" option
turns the capslock into a third CTRL key (on most US keyboards), leaving you
with no capslock.  The correct option to achieve the result in the comment is 
"ctrl:swapcaps", as such:

       Option  "XkbOptions"    "ctrl:swapcaps"

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install (null) w/ XFree86
2. Search /etc/X11/XF86Config for caps/ctrl switching option
3. Find a comment/option mismatch

Actual Results:  Saw the "nocaps" option presented

Expected Results:  "swapcaps" option should be presented instead

Additional info:
Comment 1 Mike A. Harris 2002-08-28 12:49:53 EDT
"Generated by anaconda" implies that it is potentially an anaconda
bug, not an XFree86 bug.  Reassigning.
Comment 2 Jeremy Katz 2002-08-28 16:56:24 EDT
Fixed in CVS
Comment 3 Mike McLean 2002-08-29 15:18:24 EDT

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