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Re: Proposal: virtual package + alternative: x-keyboard

Primary reason why I raised it appeared when I tried hackable1
Debian-based distribution for freerunner. X server was hardcoded to use
/usr/bin/xkbd for a keyboard which comes up whenever user presses AUX
button. There were no easy way to alternate the input method. So for qwo
package I just suggested to symlink xkbd -> qwo.  Having alternates for
it would have resolved the problem.

since in this case custom x-server is relying on its presence, depends
on x-keyboard should be for that custom package of X. and since it is X
which takes care about raising the keyboard, it should be ok even for
login screens (although on the phones usually it is a single-user
environment, so no need for login/session management per se)

On Thu, 12 Mar 2009, Goswin von Brederlow wrote:

> Neil Williams <codehelp@debian.org> writes:

> > However, there is another issue here - if the device is multi-user,
> > most login managers cannot cope with a touchscreen keyboard. gpe-login
> > is one that can, gdm cannot.

> > Having touchscreen keyboard support in X is good as long as the user
> > can log into their X environment first.
> > ;-)

> Recommends/Suggests?

> That would hint to having a meta package instead of a virtual one.

> MfG
>         Goswin
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