a few questions about gnome 2.22

George Hartzell hartzell at alerce.com
Tue Apr 1 19:21:56 UTC 2008

George Hartzell writes:
 > Joe Marcus Clarke writes:
 >  > On Fri, 2008-03-28 at 10:21 -0700, George Hartzell wrote:
 >  > > 
 >  > > [...]
 >  > > On my keyboard the key just to the left of my left pinky is labeled
 >  > > 'caps lock' and functions as a caps lock.  I'd rather have it be a
 >  > > control key.  I've changed the text console to take care of it.  In
 >  > > gnome, I use the System->Preferences->Keyboard dialog box, Layouts
 >  > > tab, Layout Options dialog to change the 'Ctrl key position' from
 >  > > Default to 'Swap Ctrl and CapsLock', which fixes it.  BUT, when I exit
 >  > > the X session and restart it the capslock key is a capslock key
 >  > > again.  When I get back to that dialog the 'Swap Ctrl and CapsLock'
 >  > > radio button is still selected.  If I choose 'Default' and then
 >  > > 'Swap...' I'm back in business until I log out.  Then I have to do it
 >  > > again.
 >  > 
 >  > This might be a product of the upgrade.  Try creating a new user, and
 >  > see if the problem occurs for them.  If so, I'd file a GNOME bug (if one
 >  > doesn't already exist).  If not, you may have to go into gconf-editor,
 >  > and unset a lot of the keyboard keys to get things working again.
 > This happens with a newly created user, with no X or gnome related
 > stuff in their home directory (except the .xinitrc that starts gnome).
 > I don't see anything relevant in the gnome bugzilla, I'll dig more and
 > file something if necessary.

It seems like I'm being bitten by this bug:


I'll chime in there and follow up if something gets fixed.



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