[PC-BSD Testing] 9.1-BETA1 now available! (Update)

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.org
Tue Jul 24 12:33:18 PDT 2012

On 07/20/2012 10:51, N V wrote:
> Hi.
> I've PCBSD9.1-BETA1-x64-DVD.iso. Installer suggested LXDE (it's vbox with 1Gb 
> or RAM). I've choosen Russian during installation and first boot. LXDE lacks 
> keyboard layout configuration tool. So I have only English layout in the 
> installed system. So, being global, it's not related just only to LXDE. 
> Shoudn't we have the file in the /usr/local/etc/hal/fdi/policy/, say x11-
> keyboard.fdi with such content:
> <?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
> <deviceinfo version="0.2">
>   <device>
>     <match key="info.capabilities" contains="input.keyboard">
>       <merge key="input.x11_options.XkbLayout" type="string">your_lang_here, 
> us</merge>
>       <merge key="input.x11_options.XkbVariant" type="string">(here can be 
> winkeys, whatever),</merge>
>       <merge key="input.x11_options.XkbOptions" 
> type="string">grp:alt_shift_toggle</merge>
>     </match>
>   </device>
> </deviceinfo>
> So we have correct language for the user, and US-English as a fallback. Or 
> even us english being default (because user have to enter password in gdm, 
> most of the urls are in english, etc.). But we still lack a tool to configure 
> layout globally (if it's ever needed). Of course, we may use alf_shift_toggle 
> or ctrl_shift_toggle or whatever you think is suitable.
> Regards,
> Vans.
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This seems like a good idea. Is this something we would have to
customize with each install to set the relevant language codes? Or would
some generic version work that interacts with the keyboard layout
selected via GDM?

Kris Moore
PC-BSD Software

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