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Re: Desktop task(sel) in Etch? (Bug #389092)

On Wed, Sep 27, 2006 at 08:32:24AM +0200, Andreas Tille wrote:
> On Wed, 27 Sep 2006, Christian Perrier wrote:
> >"tasks=kde-desktop" is a bit rude to type (try it on a non US
> >keyboard...).
> The hint to non US keyboard is *very* important.  I would love if
> *every* string a user (not a hacker) has to type at the boot prompt
> would work on *any* keybord according to its marking, which means only
> letters (no =_/ etc.) are allowed.  A "-" might work on the numeric
> keyboard but it is often even hard enough to find the '=' which
> disqualifies for users who have no idea that there is something else
> than their own keyboard in front of them.
Hi Andreas and Christian,
would it be kooky to use numbers instead of letters and then have the
help screen show what the number mean: eg.
task=001 # sets gnome desktop
task=002 # sets kde desktop
as I would hope that numbers are not moved to random places on keyboards
and would be easier to enter regardless of keyboard language and layout.
Not quite as mnemonic but hopefully easier?
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