Hello, I would like to disable the Caps Lock key in OpenSuSE 11.0. I have tried going through Yast -> Hardware -> Keyboard, no luck there. Also went through YaST -> System -> /etc/sysconfig Editor and changed value of KBD_DISABLE_CAPS_LOCK. No luck there either.
I use a screwdriver.
No. I am not kidding. The Caps Lock key is missing on every keyboard I have every used.
Try Configure Desktop>Regional & Language>Keyboard Layout
Select "Enable Keyboard Layouts>Click “Advanced” tab>Expand “Ctrl key position”
Then put a check in “Make CapsLock an additional Ctrl”
This effectively disables CapsLock.
Hopefully you’re using KDE.
Gnome Control Center | Hardware | Keyboard | Layout (tab) | Layout Options (button on that tab) …
Ctrl key position - Make Caps Lock an additional Ctrl.
(or brute force it with xmodmap)
It will save your hands from RSI to make Caps Lock into a Control key. So much so that you’ll be hacking the Windows registry to do it there too.
Thread HiJack alert! (I hope the OP does not mind…)
Are you a xmodmap guru KJ44?
I did a lot of headache-inducing work trying to find a way to map so that:
<Left-Shift> followed by <i> would print ‘I’ …
This because 90% of time i (just did it there!) try to write a capital I it comes as lower-case, I guess because my pinky finger lifts off of the shift key momentarily too early. I am surprised that this problem is not auto-magically corrected by all text proggies (even on predictive text mobile phones) as a lower case i surrounded by space is hardly, if ever what was wanted…
Thanks folks. The KDE Keyboard layout worked, but instead of having an Advanced set of options, under Keyboard Layout I have an “Xkb Options” tab. I enabled xkb options and was able to map the Caps Lock to a second control.
Just curious. Emacs?
I have been frustrated by having to change how it’s done for almost every distro. Why can’t we settle on one method where we put our favorite key map changes in the user’s /home space? This could work if the login procedure just copied that over the specific areas of the system map in RAM that all key entries filter through. It seems rather dumb to force everyone to try a few dozen methods before one works, and then to disable it with an update later. There are lots of other areas where specifics are changed to user preferences, why not here, rather THAN SOME sTUPID mETHOD that pretended to copy a standard typewriter but only copied one model and ignored the rest.
On 09/15/2012 05:26 PM, johnlb2002 wrote:
> I have been frustrated by having to change how it’s done for almost
> every distro. Why can’t we settle on one method
great idea!! you are hereby encouraged to contact all 300+ distros and
tell/ask/encourage them to do it the best way, the openSUSE way!
by the way, diversity and the ability to make a free choice of not only
how to do it, but how YOU do is is considered a desirable feature of
open source software, and not a problem…
if you want to do it the same way as 90+% of the worlds desktop users
then you need to use an operating system where a small number of of
folks in Redmond, Washington or Cupertino, California decides how
everyone will do it.
I would just like to not have the method change with each new version of openSUSE or updates, so I have to waste a couple of weeks everytime to get back to effective production. That, in all the areas it happens, is a major reason why Linux is not acceptable to many computer users. And all the bells and whistles of kde4 and Gnome 3 are not contributing production usefulness, just glitz tying to imitate Windows. I’ve used openSUSE since about 6.2, and most of the ‘improvements’ since 11.1 have only interfered with with effective useage.
On 2012-12-27 18:46, johnlb2002 wrote:
> I would just like to not have the method change with each new version
> of openSUSE or updates, so I have to waste a couple of weeks everytime
> to get back to effective production. That, in all the areas it happens,
> is a major reason why Linux is not acceptable to many computer users.
Try to migrate a computer with Windows 7 to Windows 8 - and I say
migrate, ie upgrade, not install fresh, keeping all the configurations.
> And all the bells and whistles of kde4 and Gnome 3 are not contributing
> production usefulness, just glitz tying to imitate Windows. I’ve used
> openSUSE since about 6.2, and most of the ‘improvements’ since 11.1 have
> only interfered with with effective useage.
That part I may agree.
Cheers / Saludos,
Carlos E. R.
(from 11.4, with Evergreen, x86_64 “Celadon” (Minas Tirith))