Re: [D-I] Please test Debian Installer with console-setup
On Tue, Jun 02, 2009 at 08:19:03AM +0200, Christian Perrier wrote:
> Packages have now reached the state where it is possible to test
> things out and provide some feedback. For this to happen, I built two
> "netboot" i386 ISO images (one is console-based and another one
> is using the graphical installer), where kbd-config has been replaced
> by console-setup-udeb and localechooser activates the use of
> console-setup on the installed system by default.
> I would appreciate if these images could be tested, particularly in
> various languages. It is suggested to test localized installations of
> a "standard" system, not necessarily with X, and check whether things
> work as expected on the installed system (particularly display at the
> console as well as the keymap used in the console).
I made a quick test in Czech language, here are my findings so far:
* During the instalation, we have correct font only on the first tty
(the installer itself). If I switch to the shell on the second
console, most of the accented letters are prited as boxes instead.
After the install, all six ttys are correctly initialized with the
* With the previous setup, when selecting Czech keyboard, it still
defaulted to English layout and only by pressing some magic key
(IIRC Scroll Lock), it switched to the Czech one.
Now we have Czech layout by default (this can probably be seen as
an improvement by most of the users), but I found no way to switch
back to the English layout (and eventualy back to Czech).
I know how to do that after the installation (by editing the XKB*
options in /etc/default/console-setup), but it would be nice if we
were able to preset these options even for the installation.
* Some accented letters can't be written on the console (under X
everything is fine). The accented letters that have their own key
(e.g. pressing '2' will write 'ě') can be used without any
problems, but some letters need to be written using so called 'dead
key' (for Czech it is '=' key on the English keyboards) and these
do not work. E.g. 'ť' does not have its own key, so we need to
write that as 'Shift+=' (this does not produce any character yet)
followed by 't' -> 'ť' should appear. Instead of the expected
result, two-character sequence appears:'^t'.