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Re: Intention to change priority of console-tools

Wouter Verhelst <wouter@debian.org> writes:

> On Sun, 28 Oct 2001, Santiago Vila wrote:
> > If you consider usable enough a system without a working keyboard we
> > should consider downgrading some other packages too from their standard
> > priority.
> Errrm...
> We're talking about downgrading console-tools' priority, not about fucking
> up the kernel to use some unsane value as the default keyboard mapping.
> "no loadkeys installed" means "keyboard is using the kernel's default
> keymap", not "keyboard doesn't work".

OK, so an unexperienced user who have a Swedish keyboard but standard
kernel with standard America key-map, how does he find keys like ';',
'+', '_', '&', '$' or '-' etc?  They are on different places than the
lable on that key gives.

They are not at the usual place for those users.  Broken keyboard here
means that the label on the key doesn't produce that character when
you press the key.  It's not when you have a 'd'-key that doesn't work
at all.  If so, get yourself a working keyboard.


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