Comment 23 for bug 221112

From the user's point of view there was no choice made when installing Ubuntu 8.04 (just picked a French keyboard without knowing the underlying mechanism).
In the end some functions are altered.

According to what I understand (and I have no real knowledge of the process)

1- User install X => picks a keyboard
2- X is somehow configured with XkbdLayout and XkbdVariant in /etc/X11/xorg.conf
3- GNOME picks these value and reads the associated entries in /etc/X11/xkb/base.xml to use them as default.

Step 1 and 2 above => This is the responsability of the linux distribution to configure xorg.conf. In Ubuntu it seems that debconf is the xorg.conf creation tool (according to the comment). Is this tool responsible to pick "oss" instead of "latin9" ?

What do you think ?