NetBSD Problem Report #12577

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Subject: mapping Caps_Lock to Control_L with wsconsctl 
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>Number:         12577
>Category:       kern
>Synopsis:       mapping Caps_Lock to Control_L with wsconsctl
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    kern-bug-people
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Sun Apr 08 16:44:01 +0000 2001
>Last-Modified:  Fri Aug 04 17:35:01 +0000 2006
>Release:        NetBSD 1.5S
	Stacken Computer Club, KTH, Sweden

System: NetBSD 1.5S NetBSD 1.5S (NUTCRACKER) #2: Mon Mar 12 16:45:25 CET 2001 i386
Architecture: i386
Machine: i386
	I make my keyboard behave by map Caps_Lock to Control_L in
	/etc/rc.local with the following command:

	/sbin/wsconsctl -w map+="keysym Caps_Lock = Control_L"

	Now the problem is that if Caps_Lock is "down" with running
	the command, then it continues to be down.

	Then it's very hard to log in.


	Run above command while Caps_Lock is down and find your
	keyboard only half as usable as before.

From: Sergey Svishchev <>
Subject: Re: kern/12577
Date: Fri, 4 Aug 2006 21:32:15 +0400

 Still happens on 3.0.1 (i386)...

 Sergey Svishchev


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