Bug#597498: keyboard-configuration: HAL is still mentioned in comments of `/etc/default/keyboard`.
reopen 597498 1.57
Anton Zinoviev wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 20, 2010 at 11:10:25AM +0200, Paul Menzel wrote:
>> in contrary to what is said for 1.56 in `changelog.Debian.gz` 
>> * Do not mention HAL in the comment of /etc/default/keyboard.
>> Suggest a reboot instead.
>> I still have the following comments in my `/etc/default/keyboard` after the upgrade.
>> # If you change any of the following variables and HAL and X are
>> # configured to use this file, then the changes will become visible to
>> # X only if HAL is restarted. In Debian you need to run
>> # /etc/init.d/hal restart
> Version 1.56 is intedted to be permited to enter 'testing' so no
> soffisticated editing of the configuration files is desirable.
Consider for a moment what that means: editing keyboard configuration
in the documented way just does not work.
Actually I see three problems:
- The debconf prompts shown with dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration
do not explain when the changes will take effect.
- The /etc/default/keyboard file in upgraded installations gives
misleading advice, and there is not other file in
/usr/share/doc/keyboard-configuration/ to tell the true story.
- You have to reboot to change the keyboard layout?
Perhaps at least #2 is fixable? Reopening just in case.