The ctrl key of my MacBook 6,1, OS X 10.6.8, got stuck by a water hazard. It's recognized as permanently pressed by the system.
Is there any way to tell the system that it is not? I'm thinking of a simple switch in memory or the like: can this be done and how?
- Disabling ctrl key by using KeyRemap4Macbook mostly solves the problem. However since the remapping is loaded after user login I cannot use the keyboard for typing the initial password on the login screen. Can you force the remapping to be loaded at another runlevel?
- So now I don't have a ctrl key and I tried using PCKeyboardHack to remap CapsLock to Ctrl_L. This appears not to work probably due to KeyRemap4Macbook overriding the CapsLock remap. Mapping it to Ctrl_R does not work as intended either: whenever pressing CapsLock it fires a CTRL_R event but you can't press any key combinations because the keydown state isn't held.
Any thoughts about solving these issues? Switching to automatic user login should only be considered a last resort ...