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Old 02-27-2010, 10:13 AM
Moritz Muehlenhoff
 
Default Bug#535997: Can not assign arbitrary modifiers to the keyboard leds

Anton Zinoviev wrote:
> Package: linux-latest-2.6
> Severity: wishlist
>
> Hi!
>
> The keyboard driver of Linux supports several modifiers: shift, altgr,
> control, alt, shiftl, shiftr, ctrll, ctrlr and capsshift. Due to some
> limitations of the method CapsLock is implemented in the kernel, for
> several languages it is necessary some other modifier to be used instead
> of CapsLock. For example console-setup often uses ctrll instead of
> capslock and the whole purpose of capsshift is to be used as a
> replacement for capslock. Unfortunately currently it is impossible to
> tell the kernel to display the state of the ctrll or capsshift modifier
> with the CapsLock led. As a result the CapsLock led doesn't work for
> keyboard layouts that can not use the CapsLock modifier.

Please discuss this feature request with the upstream kernel developers.
The Debian BTS is not the proper place for this. You can reach the
relevant developers at linux-input@vger.kernel.org

Cheers,
Moritz



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