Ticket #6973 (new defect)
Production problem: Haiti keyboard doesn't match keyboard mappings
|Reported by:||kimquirk||Owned by:||arjs|
|Priority:||blocker||Milestone:||8.1.1 (was Update1.1)|
|Keywords:||Cc:||dgilmore, mstone, kimquirk, sayamindu, cjl|
|Action Needed:||never set||Verified:||no|
|Deployments affected:||Blocked By:|
Build 703, q2d14
If you open the terminal activity on a laptop with Haiti mfg settings (http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Mfg-data); and type characters you will get incorrect mappings.
For instance, QWERTY, comes out AWERTY.
Email notes from Arjun: There seems to be a bug in the xkb symbol file (ca) for laptops for Haiti.
Details of the bug --> In the olpc section of the xkb symbol file found in /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/ca the default group has been wrongly included.
The line reads
it should actually be
Hence X was loading the French layout which is not a QWERTY layout.
One can test by making modifications in /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/ca and rebooting. Only this one line, that appears towards the end of the xkb symbol file needs to be changed.