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Allow changing keyboard layout at runtime

Added by dheidler about 2 years ago. Updated 11 months ago.

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Resolved
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Normal
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Category:
Feature requests
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Start date:
2018-08-24
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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 different keyboard layoutNew2018-02-09

History

#1 Updated by dheidler about 2 years ago

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

#2 Updated by mkittler about 2 years 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 about 2 years 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 about 2 years ago

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

#5 Updated by coolo about 2 years 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 almost 2 years ago

  • Target version set to future

#7 Updated by okurz almost 2 years ago

  • Category set to Feature requests

#8 Updated by okurz 11 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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