shift_caps_switch doesn't work in Ubuntu 18.04

Bug #1799390 reported by Yuriy Vidineev on 2018-10-23
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-settings-daemon (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

setxkbmap -layout us,ru -option grp:shift_caps_switch #nor CapsLock, neither Shift+CapsLock does nothing
I've tried to set it via Gnome Tweak Tools and DConf editor - it doesn't work as well.

While only one cups switch works

setxkbmap -query
rules: evdev
model: pc105
layout: us,ru,us
variant: ,,
options: grp:caps_toggle

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 18.04
Package: x11-xkb-utils 7.7+3ubuntu0.18.04.1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.15.0-38.41-generic 4.15.18
Uname: Linux 4.15.0-38-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.9-0ubuntu7.4
Architecture: amd64
BootLog: Error: [Errno 13] Permission denied: '/var/log/boot.log'
CompositorRunning: None
CurrentDesktop: ubuntu:GNOME
Date: Tue Oct 23 02:22:25 2018
DistUpgraded: Fresh install
DistroCodename: bionic
DistroVariant: ubuntu
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
 Intel Corporation HD Graphics 620 [8086:5916] (rev 02) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
   Subsystem: Dell HD Graphics 620 [1028:075b]
InstallationDate: Installed on 2018-10-23 (0 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS "Bionic Beaver" - Release amd64 (20180725)
 Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
 Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0c45:670c Microdia
 Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:0a2a Intel Corp.
 Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
MachineType: Dell Inc. XPS 13 9360
 PATH=(custom, no user)
ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-4.15.0-38-generic root=UUID=f79f9409-625c-4f78-83af-cf2cf7928690 ro quiet splash vt.handoff=1
SourcePackage: x11-xkb-utils
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install) 07/09/2018
dmi.bios.vendor: Dell Inc.
dmi.bios.version: 2.9.0 0839Y6
dmi.board.vendor: Dell Inc.
dmi.board.version: A00
dmi.chassis.type: 9
dmi.chassis.vendor: Dell Inc.
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnDellInc.:bvr2.9.0:bd07/09/2018:svnDellInc.:pnXPS139360:pvr:rvnDellInc.:rn0839Y6:rvrA00:cvnDellInc.:ct9:cvr: XPS XPS 13 9360
dmi.sys.vendor: Dell Inc.
version.compiz: compiz N/A
version.libdrm2: libdrm2 2.4.91-2
version.libgl1-mesa-dri: libgl1-mesa-dri 18.0.5-0ubuntu0~18.04.1
version.libgl1-mesa-glx: libgl1-mesa-glx 18.0.5-0ubuntu0~18.04.1
version.xserver-xorg-core: xserver-xorg-core 2:1.19.6-1ubuntu4
version.xserver-xorg-input-evdev: xserver-xorg-input-evdev N/A
version.xserver-xorg-video-ati: xserver-xorg-video-ati 1:18.0.1-1
version.xserver-xorg-video-intel: xserver-xorg-video-intel 2:2.99.917+git20171229-1
version.xserver-xorg-video-nouveau: xserver-xorg-video-nouveau 1:1.0.15-2

Yuriy Vidineev (adeptg) wrote :
Yuriy Vidineev (adeptg) wrote :

Just tested liveusb with ubuntu 18.10 - bug can be reproduced there as well

Yuriy Vidineev (adeptg) wrote :

Tested with Fedora 29 liveusb - the same bug
KDE Neon 20181011 User - no such bug. Looks like it's something in Gnome

Timo Aaltonen (tjaalton) wrote :

I think you need to set these via the gnome config, otherwise g-s-d will reset the settings

affects: x11-xkb-utils (Ubuntu) → gnome-settings-daemon (Ubuntu)
Yuriy Vidineev (adeptg) wrote :

Yes, I've set it via Gnome Tweak Tools - it just doesn't work.
I've found similar bug report for elementary OS:

Most interesting answer is:

This method is not available because Gnome components doesn't support it (you can see all available methods here, using "g_str_equal (iso_next_group_option" phrase in the search).

For this reason, I think it's upstream issue.

Launchpad Details: #LPC Maxim Taranov - 2016-11-26 07:35:06 +0000

So looks like it's an upstream issue

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in gnome-settings-daemon (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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