I'm running ubuntu 17 and I want to reconfigure my keyboard, thus I've made all the desirable changes inside my /etc/default/keyboard config and executed
$ source /etc/default/keyboard
but the changes didn't get applied.
I've also tried firing up
$ setxkbmap -model 105 -variant , -layout us,it -option "grp:caps_toggle, compose:ralt"
but to no effect...nothing I've tried seemed to get the newly made changes in the config apply. In the docs it says that I should use
udevadm trigger --subsystem-match=input --action=change
or reboot my system for the changes to apply, apparently I have no desire to reboot my system, I execute the command and nothing happens, that's, I still cannot change the layout using CAPS. I've simply run out of ideas... I know it is possible to configure it with something like
etc but it's awfully inconvenient and terribly inefficient. After all what if I want to do a rather complicated configuration... What am I missing? How do I do such a nonsensically trivial thing as configure my keyboard? I used to run arch and debian and those distros were generous enough to give me the opportunity to change the damn thing without too much of a hassle...
$ gsettings get org.gnome.desktop.input-sources sources yields the following list of tuples:
[('xkb', 'us'), ('xkb', 'it')]
The second command:
$ gsettings get org.gnome.desktop.input-sources xkb-options yields the following list:
And apparently it's supposed to be
alt_shift_toggle I have no idea...