No Caps Lock light on Macbook Pro

Bug #103375 reported by Mike Basinger on 2007-04-05
This bug affects 2 people
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mouseemu (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

On my Macbook Pro (2.0 Intel Core Duo) I get no Caps Lock light when Caps Lock is active. The Caps Lock does work just no light. I don't think the problem existed till Feisty beta.

BlueSky (untouchablebluesky) wrote :

This is also happen to me. The Light works on a external keyboard but dose not show up on the internal one.

Bruno Santos (bsantos) wrote :

I had a strange problem with mouseemu with similar symptoms. Can you check if it is installed, (since it isn't needed, because synaptics provides extra mouse button tapping, scrolling, etc) and try to remove and see if the issue remains? :)

Mike Basinger (mike.basinger) wrote :

That fixed it for me.

Bruno Santos (bsantos) wrote :

Since synaptics driver provides (in a way) what mouseemu is supposed to provide, and by some reason conflicts with the keyboard, couldn't it be substituted by installing (q)gsynaptics?

What surprised me the most was that my issues on a 2nd gen. MB started from nothing. It was everything ok, and yesterday the keyboard went nuts.

Tim Hull (thully) wrote :

I can confirm that the caps lock does not work on Gutsy on my MacBook with mouseemu installed (and does work without it installed). I suggest we disable this and just use the synaptics driver's advanced trackpad functions for right-clicks (and maybe xkbmap).

Changed in mouseemu:
status: New → Confirmed
Isaac Dupree (idupree) wrote :

I still need to middle-click as well as right-click. Does the synaptics driver allow that somehow?

By tapping with 2 or 3 fingers, and it's configurable which action does

In xorg.conf:

Option "TapButton2" "2"
Option "TapButton3" "3"

or change the order, and if you don't like one finger tapping for button 1, you can add:

Option "TapButton1" "0"

On Sat, 2007-07-07 at 10:47 +0000, Isaac Dupree wrote:
> I still need to middle-click as well as right-click. Does the synaptics
> driver allow that somehow?

Dan Bishop (danbishop) wrote :

This now works in gutsy. By default, 3 finger tap right clicks and capslock light functions correctly.

Changed in mouseemu:
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed
Tim Hull (thully) on 2007-10-06
Changed in mouseemu:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Przemek K. (azrael) wrote :

If mouseemu is not needed now then why is it still installed by default? (jaunty)

Salvador Diaz (salvadordiaz) wrote :

It's odd, this bug is marked as Fix Released but in Jaunty the bug still exists (mouseemu installed by default on macbook pro)
As an aside, mouseemu also breaks the extra side button functionality in Microsoft mice

This "bug" still ate out Capslock light, F11 & F12 keys, as well as causing pommed to "crash" on a MacBook Pro 5,1. Removed mouseemu and now all work fine!

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