a few questions about gnome 2.22
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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