I recently switched from Mint to Fedora and I have to say I love it. My only gripe is that when the computer boots, I have to press ctrl+alt+backspace in order for the encryption password prompt to appear. Otherwise, it hangs on loading initial ramdisk indefinitely.
This simple tutorial shows how to swap the Ctrl and Caps Lock key in Gnome.You may want to try this tutorial if you’re an Emacs-er.
First,navigate to System -> Preferences -> Keyboard,then click on “Options…” button in Layouts tab.
In next window,just check “Swap Ctrl and CapsLock” under Ctrl Key position
Ctrl+Alt+BackSpace key combination is the shortcut key to force restart X-window.This functional key is enabled by default until Ubuntu 9.04.Following is how to enable this in Ubuntu 10.04.
Go to System->Preferences->Keyboard->Layouts tab->Click Options
I opened a zsh in a remote computer running Fedora 13 (yeah, it's old). When typing backspace everything works fine, but nothing happens when I type home (Ctrl+A does the job as expected). But when launching a python 2.7 subshell, my backspace prints ^?
Somewhere along the line, the Ubuntu development team disabled a standardized keyboard shortcut that many long-time Linux users had grown accustomed to. Namely: using the ctrl-alt-backspace key combo for quickly and conveniently restarting the systems X window system when needed.