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[New: openFATE 309487] Clean out X11 keyboard configuration in YaST
  • From: fate_noreply@xxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 11 May 2010 15:25:39 +0200 (CEST)
  • Message-id: <feature-309487-1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Feature added by: Jiří­ Suchomel (jsuchome)

Feature #309487, revision 1
Title: Clean out X11 keyboard configuration in YaST

Requested by: Jiří­ Suchomel (jsuchome)
Developer: (Novell)
Developer: (Novell)

Currently, 'yast2 keyboard' is using kind of strange way of determining which
X11 keyboard layout to use.

There's a map of internal YaST keyboard names, to which the list of kbd console
maps is mapped (like, Such console map is taken as a parameter for
calling /usr/sbin/xkbctrl script, which returns the informations about
corresponding X11 keyboard layout (usable for setxkbmap).

One problem is that not for all languages, there's a sense to have console map,
and because of this situation in YaST, we are using files like, which
are only links to

Other part is that the list of X11 keyboard layouts is part of sax2-tools
package which we probably want to drop.

New solution would mean that YaST has all the information currently provided by
xkbctrl: either by building its own data structure (if there's no other
application using it), or using a better way to get the data YaST needs to


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