I've changed some of the keybindings for my keyboard using xmodmap, I've specifically changed my caps-lock key to point to CTRL_L and my CTRL_L key to point to Super_L.

This registers in xev but my caps-lock key still acts like the caps-lock key (aka, pressing the physical caps-lock keys makes everything GO LIKE THIS) during regular use, same with the control key acting like a CTRL key and not the Super key!

I'm using the Swedish keyboard layout.

My scavenging has led me to believe that xmodmaps configuration is overridden by XKB, I will continue my search.

Any idea what I can do to make my changes work?

  • Okay, it all works now: You need to remember to rebind the modifier keys so for example control is associated with Control_L and Caps_Lock IS NOT associated with any other mod key than mod4!! – Johan Feb 2 '12 at 21:15
  • What does your final script look like? I have the same problem. Everything works if I run xmodmap <file> manually, but if Ubuntu runs it as the .Xmodmap then Caps_Lock still produces CAPS – Erik Öjebo Feb 15 '12 at 17:52

You also need to remove caps lock functionality from the caps lock key using remove Lock = Caps_Lock in addition to remapping it.

  • Okay, both of my bindings now work under Ubuntu Unity, now I've just gotta make it work for Awesome WM... – Johan Feb 2 '12 at 20:14

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