action #31585

[sle][functional][yast][y] Full installation with a different keyboard layout

Added by JERiveraMoya about 2 years ago. Updated about 1 month ago.

Status:NewStart date:09/02/2018
Priority:NormalDue date:
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Category:New test
Target version:QA - future
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Description

As a user I would like to test with openQA a full installation in another language:

Motivation for this is in this Epic: https://progress.opensuse.org/issues/30580
Functional team has given some steps forward, for example testing in the Installer to switch keyboard layout and currently in progress testing with the tty as root and as a user.
For the moment we need to switch back to English US keyboard because we have encounter some challenges completing a full installation.

qumu provides a way to change language, for example adding: https://github.com/os-autoinst/os-autoinst/blob/master/backend/qemu.pm#L570:
gen_params @params, 'k', $vars->{QEMULANGUAGE} if $vars->{QEMULANGUAGE};

Once qemu is changed we find difficulties in the bootloader test, Our bootloader.pm has a working subroutine select_bootmenu_language that allows to change the language, but should be called the first and not the last due to we need to first change the language to type the bootloader parameters.
--> It works but VNC is in the middle and keys that needs modifier keys (shift, alt, control, etc) does not return the right result (as I could check returns the correct key in the corresponding language without including shift/control/etc).
--> In repo autoinst there is a specific mapping https://github.com/os-autoinst/os-autoinst/blob/master/consoles/VNC.pm#L634 that allows to use modifiers mentioned above.

On the other hand, we might not want to change the language in the bootloader, but once the qemu is configured with -k we need to do it because it starts to convert from the very beginning.
I found specially interesting this article recommended in the qemu documentation https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/QEMU: https://www.berrange.com/posts/2010/07/04/more-than-you-or-i-ever-wanted-to-know-about-virtual-keyboard-handling/ which doesn't recommend to use -k parameter in the same way that many other sources neither do.

We are thinking to test with one language first, for example fr and we will need that openQA would support at least one language so shorcuts to access menu would not fail and Installation could be done correctly in another language so on top of that we can test further in the system.


Related issues

Related to openQA Project - action #40211: Allow changing keyboard layout at runtime Resolved 24/08/2018

History

#1 Updated by JERiveraMoya about 2 years ago

  • Subject changed from [sle][functional]Investigation about full installation with different layout to [sle][functional]Investigate full installation with a different keyboard layout

#2 Updated by JERiveraMoya about 2 years ago

  • Description updated (diff)

#3 Updated by JERiveraMoya about 2 years ago

  • Subject changed from [sle][functional]Investigate full installation with a different keyboard layout to [tools][sle][functional] Full installation with a different keyboard layout
  • Description updated (diff)

#4 Updated by JERiveraMoya about 2 years ago

  • Description updated (diff)

#5 Updated by okurz about 2 years ago

  • Target version set to Milestone 16

#6 Updated by okurz almost 2 years ago

  • Subject changed from [tools][sle][functional] Full installation with a different keyboard layout to [tools][sle][functional][yast][y] Full installation with a different keyboard layout

#7 Updated by okurz almost 2 years ago

  • Target version changed from Milestone 16 to Milestone 18

I doubt we are able to do this within M16, let's give it some slack :)

#8 Updated by okurz over 1 year ago

  • Target version changed from Milestone 18 to Milestone 18

#9 Updated by okurz over 1 year ago

  • Target version changed from Milestone 18 to future

#10 Updated by dheidler over 1 year ago

  • Related to action #40211: Allow changing keyboard layout at runtime added

#11 Updated by okurz about 1 month ago

  • Subject changed from [tools][sle][functional][yast][y] Full installation with a different keyboard layout to [sle][functional][yast][y] Full installation with a different keyboard layout

With #40211 solved it's possible to select different keyboard layouts.

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