IRC, OFTC, #debian-hurd, 2012-09-24
<allesa> hello, I'm trying to get familiar with the Hurd and would like to
change the keyboard layout in use. It seems all the information I can
find (relating to console-driver-xkb) is out of date, with the latest
info relating to it being that this package should not be used anymore…
<allesa> does anyone know how changing keyboard layouts currently works?
<allesa> ah, never mind. I assume it doesn't currently work:
<youpi> it does actually work
<youpi> simply dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration
<youpi> and reboot
<youpi> (see http://www.debian.org/ports/hurd/hurd-install
<allesa> mhm, I got that far — but selecting my layout gave me no joy, even
after restart. Seem to be stuck with the layout chosen during
installation (d-i). Just to check I'm using the right version — still on
the installer isos from 15 July?
<allesa> wait… progress is being made — slowly and subtly…
<allesa> Ok, so the XKBLAYOUT is changing as you described, but XKBVARIANT
seems to be ignored. Could this be right?
<youpi> yes, the hurd console only supports keymaps
<allesa> Ah OK, thanks for your help on this. I imagine this is not
something that just requires simple repetitive work, but some actual
<allesa> to fix that is…
<youpi> some hacking yes