Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 238405
Changing keyboard layout.
Last modified: 2013-01-09 23:17:40 EST
Description of problem:
The livecd does not make it easy to change the keyboard layout. Setting the
language to english (UK) still kept the USA layout.
I had to manually find and load in the keyboard settings applet, then manually
load in and change to the UK layout.
This applet should probably be started by default and have some default layouts
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
You should be able to just go to Preferences->Hardware->Keyboard to chnage your
But I agree it would be ideal if you could do this from the login screen as well
(since you can do language and AT support there)
When I've used knoppix in the past, I can either set the lang/keyboard on the
bootloader command line by adding lang=uk and the desktop has a nice, easily
noticable applet to change the keyboard.
I do not think going through pref/hw/kb menu options is too intuitive for new
users trying out the desktop.
(In reply to comment #2)
> When I've used knoppix in the past, I can either set the lang/keyboard on the
> bootloader command line by adding lang=uk and the desktop has a nice, easily
> noticable applet to change the keyboard.
I don't think that adding random options on the bootloader command line is all
that intuitive either :-) It really should be well-integrated at login time
where you select things like your language from a nice, graphical and accessible
Would be good to have this. Filed upstream.