Sun Ray Keyboard problem solved.

Proper keyboards have the escape key next to the 1, the control key next to the 'A', shift next to the 'Z' and caps lock under the shift that is next to the 'A'. Unfortunately not everyone realises this so they have keyboards that result in much swearing if I hot desk to an incorrect keyboard.

The solution is so blindingly obvious that I am ashamed not to have worked it out before.

Take your keyboard with you. Sun Ray copes perfectly with having two keyboards and on the newer Sun Rays the USB port is on the front or near the front making it easy to plug in.

Plus if you are really clever you can use both keyboards at the same time!

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I use this script when I have to use those kind of keyboards:

{blu}607: cat swapcapslock

#!/bin/sh

cat > /tmp/blu.$$ <<EOF

remove Lock = Caps_Lock

remove Control = Control_L

keysym Control_L = Caps_Lock

keysym Caps_Lock = Control_L

add Lock = Caps_Lock

add Control = Control_L

EOF

xmodmap /tmp/blu.$$

echo The Caps Lock and Control keys are swapped.

rm -f /tmp/blu.$$

{blu}608:

Posted by Brian Utterback on June 05, 2006 at 08:02 AM BST #

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