GNU, the Free Software Foundation, Redhat and
since some time even Linus Torvards are all in the USA. One
could get the impression that Linux and free software is all
"made in the USA". Last month's question,
Linux around the
showed some interesting
results. It confirmed that Linux and free software is
really an international movement. We are quite happy about this
because it shows how important it is to have international
websites and those who tell me that a purely English LinuxFocus
magazine is sufficient are actually wrong.
This time we have really a quite large issue
I have nothing more to add to that other
than enjoy reading :-)
Trying out KDE 3
KDE released their latest code as version 3 recently. This
article will give you an idea what it would be like to try it
Discover the universe
This article introduces 2 programs for Linux to explore the universe.
Getting to know XML
This article explains what XML is and why it is useful.
Editing DocBook XML Documents
This article describes the use of Kate and its XML plugin as a
tool for editing DocBook XML documents.
The LinuxFocus Tip
How to get rid of the caps-lock key?
Do you hate it when you accidently hit the caps-lock key on your
keyboard? Under X11 you can easily change the caps-lock key to any other
key. You can change it e.g to Esc. Here are 2 ways to do this:
You can check the current key modifiers with the commands:
- Create a .Xmodmap file in your home directory with the following content:
!lf-tip: change Caps_Lock to Escape
keycode 66 = Escape
Log out and in again.
- An alternative solution is to run the 2 commands:
xmodmap -e "clear lock"
xmodmap -e "keycode 66 = Escape"
To run these commands all the time at startup of X11 add them to
your .xinitrc or /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xinit/xinitrc file
To see which key code is generated by which key you can start
the program xev. Dependent on the type of keyboard caps-lock could be
on a different keycode (not 66). You can see the keycode number by using xev.