Created attachment 942996 [details]
Fedora 21 Alpha installed in qemu with:
ionice -c 3 qemu-kvm -enable-kvm -global qxl.ram_size=1x1024 -m 2048M -smp 2 -drive file=./Fedora-Live-Workstation-x86_64-21_Alpha-1.iso.qcow2,index=0,media=disk,cache=unsafe -localtime -serial file:/tmp/qemu-Fedora-Live-Workstation-x86_64-21_Alpha-1.iso.qcow2-output.log -name Fedora-Live-Workstation-x86_64-21_Alpha-1.iso.qcow2 -cdrom /local/mfabian/iso/f21-Alpha/Fedora-Live-Workstation-x86_64-21_Alpha-1.iso -boot c -spice port=6000,disable-ticketing,streaming-video=off -vga qxl -display vnc=:4 -net nic -net user,hostname=Fedora-Live-Workstation-x86_64-21_Alpha-1.iso.qcow2,hostfwd=tcp::5555-:22 -monitor stdio -usb
Then updated everything with
“sudo yum update”
After reboot, gnome-initial-setup shows up.
In the list of input sources shown by gnome-initial-setup,
there is a “preview” button to the right of each input source.
Clicking that “preview” button shows a keyboard layout.
For engines like ibus-kkc, this does not make much sense as they can
be used with any keyboard layout (ibus-kkc uses the keyboard layout
which was active when switching to that engine).
I guess the preview link should not be shown for engines, maybe it
would be nice to show some indicator if an input source is an engine
like the cog-wheels “gnome-control-center region” shows for engines
but not for keyboard layouts.
The “preview” button for ibus-kkc showed a Japanese keyboard layout.
Now I did the following:
- Continue in gnome-initial-setup accepting all defaults until
gnome-intial-setup is finished
- ibus-kkc is the only input source selectable in the gnome-panel now
- Open a gnome-terminal
- Switch ibus-kkc to “Direct input mode” (直接入力)
- Type Shift+8, the result is “*”.
This means what we have here is an US keyboard layout, not
the Japanese keyboard layout, i.e. it is not what was
shown in the preview in gnome-initial-setup when clicking
the “preview” link next to ibus-kkc.
This is further indication that this “preview” link is useless
and misleading for engines.
The “*” on the Japanese layout is not on Shift+8:
(In reply to Mike FABIAN from comment #1)
> This means what we have here is an US keyboard layout, not
> the Japanese keyboard layout,
This might be because I selected US and Japanese layouts in Anaconda
and gave the US layout higher priority, Which probably gave me this:
[mfabian@localhost ~]$ cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/00-keyboard.conf
# Read and parsed by systemd-localed. It's probably wise not to edit this file
# manually too freely.
Option "XkbLayout" "us,jp"
Option "XkbVariant" ","
I.e. if I had installed in Japanese and accepted the default
for the keyboard in Anaconda, probably would have gotten the
Japanese layout in direct mode of ibus-kkc.
But this still means that what the preview shows is meaningless
because it can be anything really, whatever is already there,
it does not have to be what the preview link in gnome-initial-setup shows.
It is still the same in Fedora-Live-Workstation-x86_64-22_Beta-3.iso,
the useless “preview” link/button is still shown for engines like
ibus-kkc which can be used with any keyboard layout.
I don't see this fixed in F24.
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Reproducible in F26.
This issue is reproducible on F27 as well. @Rui any plan for working on this issue?
Created attachment 1399267 [details]
Image shows preview button active with ibus-sayura engine as well