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Old 03-25-2010, 06:46 PM
nodata
 
Default How is Fedora non-american keyboard support for you?

Hi,

I use a German keyboard on all of my machines. Once or twice a year a
bug comes along in Fedora that breaks that and I'm stuck with an
American keyboard and system-config-keyboard to change it back again.

This time the bug is on resume from suspend *

I'd like to know if other people have the same recurring problem since
this is the kind of thing that is hard to track in bugzilla across
different bugs.

It would also be interesting to see why this is specific to Fedora. Does
Fedora receive enough testing before a change is pushed from people who
are not using the standard US-American keyboard layout?

Thanks.

* https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=576996
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Old 03-25-2010, 08:18 PM
Till Maas
 
Default How is Fedora non-american keyboard support for you?

On Thu, Mar 25, 2010 at 08:46:45PM +0100, nodata wrote:

> I use a German keyboard on all of my machines. Once or twice a year a
> bug comes along in Fedora that breaks that and I'm stuck with an
> American keyboard and system-config-keyboard to change it back again.

I use a German keyboard, too, and I never hit any such bug. I only have
to set it when I install it or boot a live medium. Btw. is the support
to set the keyboard for a live medium via kernel commandline gone?

Regards
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Old 03-26-2010, 03:21 AM
Orcan Ogetbil
 
Default How is Fedora non-american keyboard support for you?

On Thu, Mar 25, 2010 at 3:46 PM, nodata wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I use a German keyboard on all of my machines. Once or twice a year a
> bug comes along in Fedora that breaks that and I'm stuck with an
> American keyboard and system-config-keyboard to change it back again.
>
> This time the bug is on resume from suspend *
>
> I'd like to know if other people have the same recurring problem since
> this is the kind of thing that is hard to track in bugzilla across
> different bugs.
>
> It would also be interesting to see why this is specific to Fedora. Does
> Fedora receive enough testing before a change is pushed from people who
> are not using the standard US-American keyboard layout?
>
> Thanks.
>
> * https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=576996
>

I don't think this is country specific. I had a similar problem when I
switched from US qwerty to US dvorak. Fedora was thinking I was using
Arabic keyboard everytime I reboot and I had to use
system-config-keyboard. Then I discovered an .rpmnew file in /etc
(sorry I forgot what it was but it was about layouts). I guess that an
old configuration file was kept in /etc when the keyboard layout
software (what is it?) got updated, and the old configuration file was
not compatible with the new software. I wish this was tested before it
gets pushed to stable.

I am just telling in case it might give you an idea, or inspiration...

Orcan
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Old 03-26-2010, 03:21 AM
Orcan Ogetbil
 
Default How is Fedora non-american keyboard support for you?

On Thu, Mar 25, 2010 at 3:46 PM, nodata wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I use a German keyboard on all of my machines. Once or twice a year a
> bug comes along in Fedora that breaks that and I'm stuck with an
> American keyboard and system-config-keyboard to change it back again.
>
> This time the bug is on resume from suspend *
>
> I'd like to know if other people have the same recurring problem since
> this is the kind of thing that is hard to track in bugzilla across
> different bugs.
>
> It would also be interesting to see why this is specific to Fedora. Does
> Fedora receive enough testing before a change is pushed from people who
> are not using the standard US-American keyboard layout?
>
> Thanks.
>
> * https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=576996
>

I don't think this is country specific. I had a similar problem when I
switched from US qwerty to US dvorak. Fedora was thinking I was using
Arabic keyboard everytime I reboot and I had to use
system-config-keyboard. Then I discovered an .rpmnew file in /etc
(sorry I forgot what it was but it was about layouts). I guess that an
old configuration file was kept in /etc when the keyboard layout
software (what is it?) got updated, and the old configuration file was
not compatible with the new software. I wish this was tested before it
gets pushed to stable.

I am just telling in case it might give you an idea, or inspiration...

Orcan
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Old 03-26-2010, 02:24 PM
Björn Persson
 
Default How is Fedora non-american keyboard support for you?

nodata wrote:
> I use a German keyboard on all of my machines. Once or twice a year a
> bug comes along in Fedora that breaks that and I'm stuck with an
> American keyboard and system-config-keyboard to change it back again.

I had a problem like that some time several releases ago, but it doesn't
happen once a year to me.

Björn Persson
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Old 03-26-2010, 02:38 PM
Christof Damian
 
Default How is Fedora non-american keyboard support for you?

On Fri, Mar 26, 2010 at 05:21, Orcan Ogetbil <oget.fedora@gmail.com> wrote:
> Then I discovered an .rpmnew file in /etc
> (sorry I forgot what it was but it was about layouts). I guess that an
> old configuration file was kept in /etc when the keyboard layout
> software (what is it?) got updated, and the old configuration file was
> not compatible with the new software. I wish this was tested before it
> gets pushed to stable.

I had the same problem and using the rpmnew file fixed it for me too.
I think that was at F11.

Christof
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