[Sugar-devel] XO-1 keyboard issues, partial setxkbmap workaround

S Page skierpage at gmail.com
Sun Mar 15 02:26:19 EDT 2009

(including fedora-olpc-list)

I think there are three Fedora XO-1 keyboard bugs:

1. Any Rawhide should auto-detect you have an OLPC keyboard.  The hal
and evdev bits and pieces are there, yet it doesn't work.  I filed
<https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=490310>.  I made n00b
notes at http://wiki.laptop.org/go/User:Skierpage/Redhat-XO_OLPC_keyboard

2. Although OLPC keymap is in Rawhide, there's dispute over the exact
contents, e.g. the Frame key and brightness vs. function keys.
Existing bugs <http://dev.sugarlabs.org/ticket/291> and
I'm really confused if this needs to be fixed in /usr/share/hal or in
/usr/share/X11/xkb or both.

3. OLPC keyboard variants should appear in system-config-keyboard and
the Gnome desktop manager "first boot" keyboard selector.  Only the
latter has a few Afghanistan OLPC keyboard layouts, none of them has
"U.S. English (olpc)".    I filed
<https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=490311> for
system-config-keyboard, I don't know if the "first boot" GDM keyboard
selector should be a different bug.

It ought to Just Work :-) , but they've been saying that about X
keyboard handling for about 20 years.

Regarding 3, Martin Dengler made additional progress on this one in
his message.  I don't know how Fedora builds that hardcoded list of
keyboards, and I don't know where /etc/sysconfig/keyboard gets set.

Hope this helps,
=S Page

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