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Bug 81098 - the ability to select a different keyboard model in GUI
Summary: the ability to select a different keyboard model in GUI
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 80885
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: redhat-config-keyboard
Version: 9
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Brent Fox
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-01-04 16:00 UTC by Daniel Resare
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:38 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Enhancement
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Last Closed: 2006-02-21 18:50:55 UTC

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Description Daniel Resare 2003-01-04 16:00:25 UTC
Description of problem:

I selected the wrong (pc102) keyboard in the installer, and now I would like to
swith it to a pc105 keyboard to get the Super key working. It would be nice to
be able to do that i the redhat-config-keyboard GUI.

I think that the current model with XkbLayout and XkbModel combined in one list
is not the best idea, two lists would be much better

Comment 1 Brent Fox 2003-01-04 16:58:25 UTC
The keyboard screen in anaconda used to have a list of models and a list of
layouts.  We did some usablility studies and that screen was a disaster.  In our
group of new users, they actually started counting the keys on their keyboard to
see if they had a pc101, pc104, or pc105 keyboard.  Clearly not user friendly.

I changed rhpl yesterday so that all keyboards will default to the pc105 layout.
 If the keyboard is a pc101, I think that the 105 layout will work just fine
since the keyboard just lacks the keys to emit those extra signals.  I think
this solves the problem in a more elegant way than to go back to the old way of
users counting keys.

This change should also affect anaconda, since it uses the same code base as
redhat-config-keyboard and rhpl.

Please see bug #80885 for more information.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 80885 ***

Comment 2 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-02-21 18:50:55 UTC
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.

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