Bug#524235: Default alt-gr key replacement should be right alt for usa keyboard.
On Fri, May 15, 2009 at 01:03:53PM +0300, Anton Zinoviev wrote:
> On Fri, May 15, 2009 at 12:32:13AM +0200, Kurt Roeckx wrote:
> > >
> > > Now I see -- most traditional keyboard layouts are defining the right
> > > Alt as AltGr (including the default one). In the past console-setup did
> > > the same but there were some complaints from American users who did not
> > > like this behaviour.
> > I see no good reason for that.
> AltGr is almost useless with the basic 'us' layout does nothing. Few
> people are switching to vc 13-24 and they certainly have the option to
> define an AltGr key in console-setup.
I agree that it does very little. The only other thing it seems
to do is allowing you to type chars in hex.
> > > I suppose all these are working if in the configuration of console-setup
> > > you select the right Alt to be AltGr? If not, this is a bug that needs
> > > a fix.
> > You can not select AltGr.
> I asked my question incorrectly. I meant all these were working if in
> the configuration of console-setup you selected the right Alt to
> function as AltGr. This means the question 'Which key must be AltGr'
> means 'Which key must function as AltGr' and you need to answer 'Right
> Alt' to this question.
I think any way you turn this, this is a very unclear question,
if you don't know all the background about it.
> > It asks for an AltGr replacement, and
> > you can select:
> > No AltGr key
> > Right Alt
> > Right Control
> > Right Logo key
> > Menu key
> > Left Alt
> > Left Logo key
> > Keypad Enter key
> > Both Logo keys
> > Both Alt keys
> > And I think "No AltGr key" and "Left Alt" are actually the same
> > option.
> With "Left Alt" the configuration file /etc/default/console-setup will
> contain lv3:lalt_switch" in the XKBOPTIONS line. If this is not so or
> if this option does nothing, then this is a bug that needs a fix (I can
> not test this right now).
When I tested it, selecting "No AltGr key", my right alt key
reacts the same as the left alt key. So what do you think
the "No AltGr key" should do? The right alt key shouldn't do