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Mark H. Jones markjones112358@g...
Thu Jan 30 13:28:50 NZDT 2014

> Actually, it is documented in xkeyboard-config(7).  The following should
> work:
> setxkbmap -options shift:both_capslock
> The Colemak layout can be obtained with:
> setxkbmap -layout 'us(colemak)'
> I would put the above into /etc/default/keyboard (if on a Debian like
> system) as
> XKBVARIANT="colemak"
> XKBOPTIONS="shift:both_capslock"
> (untested but that is what I gather from the man file).
> Cheers
> Michael.

Perfect - now it takes effect before GDM starts. No more switching
layouts to enter my login password after a reboot.

Thanks Michael.

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