action #40211

Allow changing keyboard layout at runtime

Added by dheidler over 1 year ago. Updated 3 months ago.

Status:ResolvedStart date:24/08/2018
Priority:NormalDue date:
Assignee:okurz% Done:

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Category:Feature requests
Target version:QA - future
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Description

For tests like https://progress.opensuse.org/issues/30589 it would be easier if there was an option in openQA to change the keyboard layout at runtime.


Related issues

Related to openQA Tests - action #31585: [sle][functional][yast][y] Full installation with a diffe... New 09/02/2018

History

#1 Updated by dheidler over 1 year ago

  • Related to action #31585: [sle][functional][yast][y] Full installation with a different keyboard layout added

#2 Updated by mkittler over 1 year ago

I assume you would like to have a test API function for this. However, adding this kind of utility function on test distribution level makes maybe more sense? If it becomes widely used we can still move it to os-autoinst.

#3 Updated by dheidler over 1 year ago

I don't see any sence putting this on the distribution level as it has nothing to do with the distribution - only with the virtual hardware.

#4 Updated by dheidler over 1 year ago

Eg. the VNC keyboard layout mapping could be changed at runtime.

#5 Updated by coolo over 1 year ago

  • Subject changed from [tools] Allow changing keyboard layout at runtime to Allow changing keyboard layout at runtime

there is no keyboard layout mapping in openQA, there is one in qemu only. And I'm not even sure it can be changed at runtime

#6 Updated by coolo over 1 year ago

  • Target version set to future

#7 Updated by okurz over 1 year ago

  • Category set to Feature requests

#8 Updated by okurz 3 months ago

  • Status changed from New to Resolved
  • Assignee set to okurz

I don't think it's needed to change the keyboard layout actually at "runtime". If necessary one can use a job with one keyboard layout, publish hdd, load hdd on a machine with different layout. With gh#os-autoinst/os-autoinst#1051 and commit 6433e1e4 it is possible to append any potential qemu parameter. With the parameter "-k" the layout can be specified.

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