Making Caps lock a control key with Gconf?

Jonathan G. Underwood j.underwood at
Fri Dec 3 19:52:40 UTC 2004

Graham Campbell wrote:
> On Fri, 2004-12-03 at 19:36 +0000, Jonathan G. Underwood wrote:
>>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.
>>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.

Unfortunately Gnome 2.8 overrides the settings in xorg.conf I believe, 
so alas this will have no effect.

Dr Jonathan Underwood

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