On Mon 30 May 2005 23:58, Niall O Broin wrote:
> > Control Centre->Regional & Accessibility->Keyboard Layout
> > In the tab Xkb Options select:
> > Control Key Position->Swap Control and Caps lock
> > Why doesn't it obey xorg.conf? I don't know.
>> That does the trick nicely, but why on earth is it necessary? In my
> innocence I assumed that KDE, running on top of X, would simply use
> whatever X handed it.
>From a quick check of SVN it looks like xkb rules parser was not updated
to read the xorg layout options (as opposed to XFree86) until
29/8/2004. That means it may have made it into some 3.3.x service
releases if it was backported as a bug fix but at the very least it'll
be in 3.4.
A work around is for older KDE's is:
$ /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xkb/rules/ (or /usr/local/X11R6/lib/X11/xkb/rules/)
$ ln -s xorg.lst xfree86.lst
$ ln -s xorg.xml xfree86.xml
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