keyboard layout detection chooses "variant" instead of "macbook" on a Macbook 6.1

Bug #1308908 reported by Ghislain Antony Vaillant on 2014-04-17
This bug affects 3 people
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ubiquity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Whilst covering the following test case (, I encountered a bug regarding the automatic keyboard layout selection. I am using a Macbook 6.1 with a French keyboard and tried to install the Ubuntu Trusty Final ISO proposed in the test case.

The automatic keyboard layout selector wrongly concludes that I am using a French "variant" layout instead of the French "macbook" one. This has no impact on the letter characters, but special characters such as '-' or '/' are positionned differently.

I would expect the installer to guess the right keyboard layout straight away.

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
tags: added: ubi-console-setup
Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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