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Caps lock key is not functional when using Dell EMC iDRAC virtual console

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP2


Caps lock key is not functional when using Dell EMC iDRAC virtual console on a Dell EMC PowerEdge system with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP2 installed.


Following steps could be used to work around the issue:
1. Create the file /etc/udev/rules.d/99-kbd.rules and add the rule:
ACTION=="add", SUBSYSTEM=="leds", ENV{DEVPATH}=="*/input*::capslock", ATTR{trigger}="kbd-ctrlllock"
2. Run the command:
udevadm control --reload-rules
3. Disconnect and reconnect the Dell PowerEdge iDRAC virtual console


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  • Document ID:000019937
  • Creation Date: 01-Apr-2021
  • Modified Date:01-Apr-2021
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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