My Caps Lock key on my keyboard is not working.

The light indicator does not come on and nothing is capitalized when typing.

What do i need to do to fix this issue.

xmodmap -e "add Lock = Caps_Lock" did not work.

Swapped out other keyboards and still have the same results. The Caps Lock is working on all three on windows.

closed as too localized by Tom Brossman, Jorge Castro, stephenmyall, Amith KK, LnxSlck Oct 5 '12 at 11:12

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  • Welcome to AskUbuntu. Are you sure its not hardware issue? – penreturns Oct 4 '12 at 18:32
  • Swapped out for 2 other keyboards and all have the same result. – prolink007 Oct 4 '12 at 18:38
  • Only Caps Lock? Have you check others? – penreturns Oct 4 '12 at 18:39
  • All other keys appear to be working besides Caps Lock and Scroll Lock. I do not care about Scroll Lock but Caps Lock is killing me. – prolink007 Oct 4 '12 at 18:43
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    It seems to me that we should actually not close this as too localized, because there are situations outside this very narrow one (of being intentionally pranked) where unexpected settings in keyboard layout options could cause this problem. (For example, someone could have forgotten setting it themselves, or they may have gotten the computer from someone else who modified that setting.) The answer here may be helpful to more people; I think this question should remain open. – Eliah Kagan Oct 5 '12 at 0:43

LAWL. I got pranked. =/

A co-worker disabled my scroll lock when using my computer the other day. He changed my Keyboard layout options under keyboard layout to make my Ctrl key to act as my Caps Lock.

Got to Settings -> Keyboard Layout -> Options.

There was a Ctrl key position and he had Caps Lock as Ctrl selected.

Hope this helps someone else.

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