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Swapping the Escape and Caps Lock in console

Posted 02-27-2017 at 01:55 PM by smilingfrog
Updated 02-27-2017 at 04:22 PM by smilingfrog

I swap Caps_Lock and Escape for editing with vim, and although easy to do in X, I never figured out how to swap the keys in console terminals.
The above links to a nice method to reassign keymaps so that the caps and esc keys are swapped.

keycode 58 = Escape Escape Escape
keycode  1 =
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RaspEX for Raspberry Pi 3/2 – Build 170221 – based on Ubuntu 16.10 with LXDE, kernel 4.4.49-exton-v7+

Posted 02-21-2017 at 12:41 PM by exton (Exton's Blog)

NEWS 170221 about RaspEX for Raspberry Pi 3 and Pi 2
I have upgraded the whole system and replaced the old kernel 4.4.21 with “my own” compiled kernel 4.4.49-exton-v7+. RaspEX Build 170221 is a Linux ARM system for Raspberry Pi 3 and Pi 2. It is based on Debian Jessie (Debian 8.7), Ubuntu Yakkety Yak (Ubuntu 16.10, released 161013) and Linaro (Open Source software for ARM SoCs). In this new version (170221) I’ve installed Wicd Network Manager and replaced Chromium with Firefox with better...
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Exton|Defender fc25 (Fedora 25) Super Rescue System with Cinnamon 3.2.8 and kernel 4.9.9

Posted 02-18-2017 at 03:58 AM by exton (Exton's Blog)
Updated 02-18-2017 at 12:10 PM by exton (More INFO)

Exton|Defender SRS is a Linux system available as a Live DVD (based on Fedora 25, 64bit – version 170218 and on Mageia 5, 32bit – version 150701) for administrating or repairing your system and data after a crash. Exton|Defender aims to provide an easy way to carry out admin tasks on your computer, such as creating and editing the hard disk partitions. It comes with a lot of Linux software such as system tools and basic tools (editors, Midnight Commander, network tools). Exton|Defender...
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People want their problem solved, not another distro.

Posted 02-17-2017 at 08:57 AM by goumba

I've really been trying hard not to post this. Really, but it gets harder each day.

One trend I've noticed growing on LQ lately.

Newbie posts their problem. "I can't get X working on distro Y."

A response from certain (many senior) users, "You don't want distro Y. You want to install distro Z. It's super fantabulous, lightweight, based on distro ZZ, and oh by the way nothing I have to say here solves your problem."

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CruxEX 3.3 (CRUX 3.3) live USB with LXDE and kernel 4.9.9-exton – Build 170216

Posted 02-16-2017 at 01:41 AM by exton (Exton's Blog)
Updated 02-17-2017 at 07:52 AM by exton

CruxEX 3.3 64 bit Linux Live USB is based on CRUX 3.3 (latest version, released 170212), which is all Linux enthusiasts/nerds favorite OS. (CRUX is a lightweight Linux distribution for the x86-64 architecture targeted at experienced Linux users. The primary focus of this distribution is keep it simple, which is reflected in a straightforward tar.gz-based package system, BSD-style initscripts, and a relatively small collection of trimmed packages. The secondary focus is utilization of new Linux features...
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