Bug#555442: console-setup should support shifts_toggle
severity 555442 wishlist
tags 555442 wontfix
On Mon, Nov 09, 2009 at 11:53:57AM -0600, Itai Seggev wrote:
> If I do a dpkg-reconfigure consle-setup, I get a nice gui for setting
> all sorts of keyboard options. However, my prefered layout toggle
> option, grp:shifts_toggle, is not listed. I managed to work around
> this by direcly editing /etc/default/console-setup (is there some way
> to directly edit debconf values?), but it would be nice if this option
> were available using the standard front-end.
It is impossible to support shifts_toggle on the Linux console. Thats
why this option is not included in the debconf menu. I added the tag
wontfix because I think it will be inconvenient for the users to include
partialy supported options. If the other developers think that
shifts_toggle should be included in the menu, I will make the required
The proper way to tune the configuration of console-setup is to either
use dpkg-reconfigure or to edit directly /etc/default/console-setup.
The values in the debconf data-base are ignored.