Im trying to swap caps with control in last ubuntu xfce4 windows manager. I googled alot of variants, and fastest was /usr/bin/setxkbmap -option "ctrl:nocaps" but it auto swapped back after a minute or so.

And iI don't know which program swapped it back. Any advice ?

  • How many keyboard layouts have you defined - what are they? – fossfreedom Aug 22 '11 at 8:57
  • I have installed a plugin which is used for layout switching. And this plugin is reseting Caps to default caps if is in action. But if i tune layouts and remove layout plugin from panel, everything is good – RusAlex Aug 22 '11 at 15:47
  • hmmm - can you give exact details of the plugin you are using - how installed, where from etc. – fossfreedom Aug 22 '11 at 16:09
  • just with apt-get install xfce4-xkb-plugin which another info do you need ? – RusAlex Aug 22 '11 at 16:30

It looks like you are experiencing this bug on bugzilla - and reported also on Launchpad.

Upstream says this is fixed - however this has not been backported on Natty.

Whilst I don't normally recommend installing deb packages from different versions of Ubuntu - in this case, the package is simple without dependencies - and the launchpad bug recommendation is similar.

I recommend that you download the oneiric deb (do not add the oneiric repository) and install it.

i.e. 32bit from here, and 64bit from here.

sudo dpkg -i <name of the deb file downloaded>
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  • ok. i will try to install a newest version – RusAlex Aug 22 '11 at 18:50

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