Expert mode does not offer all described keyboard configuration options

Bug #985804 reported by Ivan Frederiks on 2012-04-19
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
console-setup (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Based on this test:
And on this image:

Below is the list of test actions related to keyboard configuration. Options marked with /!\ were not offered by installer.

* Select Configure the keyboard and press Enter
/!\ Select the Keyboard model (or it's closest equivalent) and press Enter /!\ the default is Generic 105-key (Intl) PC in most cases this will suffice
* Select NO to detect keyboard layout and press Enter
* Select your keyboard origin and press Enter
* Select your keyboard layout and press Enter
/!\ Select Right Alt to replace AltGr key and press Enter
/!\ Select a compose key (to produce characters not on the keyboard) and press Enter
/!\ Select your preferred text encoding for your console and press Enter /!\ The best default should be pre-selected for you
/!\ Select your preferred console font and press Enter
/!\ Select your preferred look for the console and press Enter
/!\ Select your console font size and press Enter
/!\ Select the quantity and preferred console and press Enter /!\ On the whole the default is sufficient

I restarted installation several times, the bug repeated.

Installation was performed on VirtualBox:
  Installed: 4.1.12-77245~Ubuntu~natty
  Candidate: 4.1.12-77245~Ubuntu~natty
  Version table:
 *** 4.1.12-77245~Ubuntu~natty 0
        500 natty/contrib i386 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

Ivan Frederiks (idfred) on 2012-04-19
description: updated
Ubuntu QA Website (ubuntuqa) wrote :

This bug has been reported on the Ubuntu ISO testing tracker.

A list of all reports related to this bug can be found here:

tags: added: iso-testing
Ivan Frederiks (idfred) wrote :

If one needs, syslog for this kind of installation process is attached to bug #985836

Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

The wiki page with the test case includes the following bit:

Install/AlternateExpert (last edited 2010-10-07 11:48:11 by marjo-mercado)

Its quite possible the test case has been updated to reflect changes in the installer.

Ivan Frederiks (idfred) wrote :

Then one has to check current priority of console-setup messages. If it was intentionally сhanged then test case should be updated and this bug is invalid.

Steve Langasek (vorlon) wrote :

I think these are deliberate changes in console-setup and the test case needs updating; but I'd like Colin to double-check me on that.

Changed in debian-installer (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

These were intentionally dropped a while back, and I don't intend to reintroduce them. The test case should be amended. Even in expert mode, there were some questions that it just didn't make sense to ask at all in the installer.

affects: debian-installer (Ubuntu) → console-setup (Ubuntu)
Changed in console-setup (Ubuntu):
status: New → Won't Fix
Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

I've updated the test case now.

Ivan Frederiks (idfred) wrote :


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