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please try this when editing directly fnmode fails. echo 2 | sudo tee /sys/module/hid_apple/parameters/fnmode


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The solution that worked for Timofey did not work for me for some reason. However, a solution which did work was to put the line echo 0 > /sys/module/hid_apple/parameters/iso_layout into /etc/rc.local. This suggestion comes from here: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/1245081 via ...


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Since xinput list shows that your keyboard has device ID 12 what you need is xinput enable 12 and now your keyboard should work. This does not help explain why Xubuntu isn't enabling it nor does it help if you unplug it and replug it. In my experience the device ID is always the same. You can make a watchdog script to enable the keyboard if it's disabled: ...


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Yes, in KDE at least, this is easily configurable in the Keyboard system settings. Various options for mapping Caps Lock to Shift with locking are available:


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In Gnome, you can change Caps Lock beavior in Gnome-Tweak-tool, then Typing: Unfortunately, due to a bug/misfeature, the descriptions are hardly readable (they are truncated too short). You should match that with the full descriptions in /usr/share/X11/xkb/rules/evdev.lst --- this seems the one you want: caps:shiftlock Caps Lock toggles ...



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