Gavin W. Burris on 4 Feb 2015 11:23:34 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] Linux Mint 17/Cinnamon remapped Del key

Hi, JP.

Give this command a try, to reset keyboard options:
$ setxkbmap -layout us -option

I was recently on a mission to remap my caps lock to control and figured
this one out.  Here's that command:
$ setxkbmap -layout us -option ctrl:nocaps

Note that you have to run the above commands per session.  I discovered
that there is great disagreement about where keyboard options should be
set, at the system with xorg vs per user with gnome / cinnamon schema.

So, I also had to run these commands once to set it permanently:
$ gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.input-sources xkb-options "['ctrl:nocaps']"
$ gsettings set org.cinnamon.desktop.input-sources xkb-options "['ctrl:nocaps']"

I'm not sure what the equivalent things are for delete, but I hope
these point you in the right direction.


On 12:51PM Wed 02/04/15 -0500, JP Vossen wrote:
> I was messing around in "Settings > Keyboard > Keyboard shortcuts" and
> accidentally remapped my Del key to something.  I removed that mapping,
> but the damage was already done in that it stole the map and now my Del
> key doesn't work anywhere.
> I've Googled around for a while now, and can NOT figure out how to fix
> that.  I can't find a way to map Del in the GUI at all.  I have chosen
> the English keyboard in "Settings > Keyboard > Keyboard layouts" and hit
> "reset to default" but that didn't help.  I can't find a relevant
> setting in either gconf or dconf or in some file someplace.
> There are many Google hits, but as far as I can tell all are obsolete,
> irrelevant to how this actually works in Linux Mint 17 and Cinnamon or both.
> Can anyone tell me how to fix this or where those settings are in Linux
> Mint 17/Cinnamon?
> Thanks,
> JP
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