Keyboard layout bugfix

Took awhile, but I found why "pkeys=uk" boot parameter was not working. There were two bugs, acting together to make fixing it difficult. The bugs do also affect other layouts.

There was a syntax error in the 'init' script, that flagged an error when there was none. The 'uk' layout does in fact load ok.

Later on, when X has loaded, there is a reversion to 'us' layout. In certain circumstances. I put some extra code into /usr/bin/xwin to fix this.

As the fixes required a change to initrd.gz, it will have to wait until the next release of Quirky and Lupu.

Posted on 20 May 2010, 10:04


Posted on 20 May 2010, 14:13 by Sage
"...fixes required a change to initrd.gz, it will have to wait..."
As the Puppy following in the motherland is so very strong, recommend that the fix be issued immediately, not least to avoid guilt by association with you-know-who.
Why not just upload the new initrd.gz with a cursory reference to the re-modelling how-to already present? All the effort would appear to have been done; the keenest can then complete the task.

Posted on 21 May 2010, 6:50 by superchook
When you do changer initrd.gz would it be possible to incorporate the changes eequivalent to those provided by Pizzasgood in this thread?