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Re: [opensuse-security] Encryption password fail on install > internationalisation <
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On 2014-07-22 22:14, Mark Ballard wrote:

(intentionally breaking crossposting)

But when install is complete, in my instance at least, the
computer goes to a command screen and says, before prompting for
the just given password to open the encrypted disk: "Note: only US
keyboard layout is supported".

Yes, you are absolutely right. It is a known bug, apparently
unsolvable, or little interest in solving it.

I think it is lack of different keyboard layout in grub2, but don't
take my word on that. It could be plymouth.

The result is a failed install unless you happen to be in the US.

You can add more passwords to the encrypted filesystem. You could
change temporarily the keyboard to the US one, and then type the same
keys as on the UK one, which now will be different chars - no matter
which. I'm unsure if you understand the idea?

Then your password can be typed no matter what layout you have, and
you just have to remember the one on the UK keyboard.

Perhaps the problem has not occured in other countries where
language differences have focused more attention on
internationlisation?

Actually, they are worse.



if this problem cannot be corrected, it would at least save the
people time and frustration to tell them which characters are valid
or not when they create their password, and to remove the offer of
a non-US keyboard during install. I'm sure people would be happy
not to choose invalid characters if they were told what they were.

True.

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Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 13.1 x86_64 "Bottle" at Telcontar)
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