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Re: moving keymap configuration out of xorg.conf

On Mon, Jan 26, 2009 at 12:58:54AM +0200, Timo Aaltonen wrote:
> On Sat, 17 Jan 2009, Julien Cristau wrote:
>> Hi,
>> in order to make input-hotplug work with non-us keyboards, we need to
>> move the keymap configuration from xorg.conf to hal.
>> The way this is done in Ubuntu is to have that config
>> in /etc/default/console-setup, which is used for the console, and have a
>> callout script which runs on hal startup and reads that file.
>> So I'm thinking that we need to:
>> - have console-setup try to read xorg.conf on initial installation,
>>  and get its settings from there
>> - have xserver-xorg depend on console-setup
>> - remove the keymap configuration from xserver-xorg.postinst and
>>  dexconf
>> - profit!
>> In order for d-i to use console-setup, someone also needs to work on its
>> i18n.  I don't know if this is a prerequisite for X depending on
>> console-setup, or if we can start this right now.
>> Thoughts?  Things I forgot?
> You also need the patch for hal to allow --direct so the callout works  
> when hal starts:
> http://cvs.fedoraproject.org/viewvc/rpms/hal/devel/hal-0.5.10-set-property-direct.patch?revision=1.1&view=markup
> otherwise looks fine :)

While you're at it, the README.Debian could probably use updating as
well.  (E.g., https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+bug/297428)


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