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Re: Full Debian install impressions and facts

On Fri, Apr 16, 2004 at 10:59:33AM +0200, Christian Perrier wrote:
> The XFree keyboard was US layout while I had chosen a french layout
> for the console keyboard during d-i. I think we need some closer
> interaction between the console-* package settings and the xfree settings.

This has been reported many times (see #238778, for example) and the
Debian X Strike Force knows it's a problem.  I've also communicated with
Joey Hess about it.

The main challenge here, as I understand it, is that d-i basically uses
console-data's paradigm for keyboard description.  So what we need is a
gigantic mapping table in xserver-xfree86.config to translate
console-data keyboard descriptions into XKB
Rules/Model/Layout(/Variant?) tuples.

G. Branden Robinson                |
Debian GNU/Linux                   |         Ab abusu ad usum non valet
branden@debian.org                 |         consequentia.
http://people.debian.org/~branden/ |

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