The Golden Spot

I hope this helps someone who is learning about Linux and web application programming with Python, Django, and Javascript.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

making "caps lock" or "capslock" be the "control" or "ctrl" key (same thing) with Debian Etch PPC and AMD64 (probably applicable to many linux distributions)

type: "man xmodmap" at the terminal and read the parts about finding the key codes using the command "xev". The following page explains how to do it well:

So after some playing around with my .Xmodmap file and .xsession file in my home directory I have this in my .xsession file:

xmodmap ~/.Xmodmap

this in my .Xmodmap file:

keycode 66 = Control_L
add Control = Control_L

remember to use xev to find the keycode for your caps lock key. 66 is mine on a G4 mac.

So when you are done to get this working type

xmodmap ~/.Xmodmap

This way you can start using this immediately; otherwise, it should work if you restart X.

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