Making Caps lock a control key with Gconf?

Graham Campbell gc1111 at
Fri Dec 3 19:49:28 UTC 2004

On Fri, 2004-12-03 at 19:36 +0000, Jonathan G. Underwood wrote:
> Hi
> I just did a fresh install of FC3, updated, and the 
> gnome-keybinding-properties program segfaults everytime (there's a bug 
> report on this).
> Until this gets fixed, can someone tell me how to make caps lock a 
> control key through gconf - I've browsed through it, and figure it has 
> to do with the desktop/gnome/peripherals/keyboard/xkb section. I tried 
> adding "ctrl:nocaps" to the options key, to no avail.
> Thanks,
> Jonathan
> ps. please cc. me on replies.

Take a look at /etc/X11/xorg.conf. There are comments about how to do
this and even a sample line to un-comment to cause it to happen. Of
course this affects all users of the system, so if it is a multiuser
system, you might want to do something else.

Graham Campbell <gc1111 at>

More information about the users mailing list