Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 81098
the ability to select a different keyboard model in GUI
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:04 EDT
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
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 ***
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.