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Bug 464858

Summary: Inefficiencies in language selection, especially as used on live images
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Lauri Nurmi <lanurmi>
Component: gdmAssignee: Ray Strode [halfline] <rstrode>
Status: ASSIGNED --- QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Version: rawhideCC: cschalle, mclasen, rstrode, vpvainio
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OS: Linux   
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Bug Depends On: 461627, 460711, 464825, 465553    
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Description Lauri Nurmi 2008-09-30 17:08:55 EDT
Description of problem:
I would like to recommend the Fedora LiveCD to friends and other people who want to try using Linux without hard disk installation.  I cannot do this because of mainly two things: 1) the complexity of selecting language, and 2) the complexity of selecting keyboard layout.

This is meant to be a tracker bug for all the things that make people desperate enough to recommend and use Ubuntu LiveCD instead of Fedora.
Comment 1 David Zeuthen 2008-09-30 17:59:20 EDT
You are going to need to explain how you expect people to select language / keyboard in a way that is still accessible even you have a disability (because that's the main reason we do it from gdm and not from the bootloader like most other live CD's).
Comment 2 David Zeuthen 2008-09-30 18:06:11 EDT
(Btw, sorry if comment 1 came across as a knee-jerk reaction. This is of course me assuming you want to do keyboard/language selection in the bootloader. That assumption may not be true, who knows, it could be gdm is broken, I haven't actually checked.)
Comment 3 Lauri Nurmi 2008-09-30 18:24:55 EDT
David, since this is a tracker bug, please take a look at the bugs that this one tracks.
Comment 4 Jeremy Katz 2008-10-03 15:35:05 EDT
Reassigning this to gdm and adjusting the summary a bit -- we're not going to change _away_ from using gdm for this sort of things on the live image.
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