"Keep default keyboard layout ..." dialog is confusing

Bug #742558 reported by Sebastien Bacher on 2011-03-25
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gfxboot-theme-ubuntu (Ubuntu)
Colin Watson
Colin Watson
ubiquity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: ubiquity

Using the current natty daily-live iso and starting the installer with a french locale from a live session or from the menu you get on the CD by pressing a key and selecting "install ubuntu", a "keep default keyboard layout..." dialog is opened after selecting the timezone (france, paris) and clicking on "next"

The dialog has several issues:
* the wording is technical, XKBLAYOUT, XKBVARIANTS, xorg.conf ... those are not really things users will understand
* the layout it picks is wrong, I selected french and it suggests an "us" layout
* the button should have action titles rather than "yes,no"

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Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :
Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Evan Dandrea (ev)
Evan (ev) on 2011-03-25
Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
milestone: none → ubuntu-11.04
status: New → Confirmed
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Just to be clear about the steps I use
* start the current daily-live iso on an usb stick
* press a key
* select french
* select "try ubuntu", wait for the live session to start, click on the ubiquity icon
(or select "install ubuntu")
* french is preselected on the first screen, do next
* select manual partitioning, pick an user partition and set it to be formated and used for the install, do next
* the french, paris timezone is selected on the world map widget, do next

the dialog from the screenshot is displayed

Jean-Baptiste Lallement (jibel) wrote :

I can confirm this issue with the steps described by sébastien.

Also, if you choose 'No', the installer proceed to the step 'Keyboard Layout' where USA is selected while I choosed FR from the start.
If you choose 'Yes', the installer proceed directly to the 'Who are you' step, but if I click 'Back' then the dialog pops up again.

Evan (ev) wrote :
Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu Natty):
milestone: ubuntu-11.04 → ubuntu-11.04-beta-2
Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

It would be worth sorting out the general UI of this dialog later (the ubiquity task), but there's a problem further down the stack which is what's causing this dialog to appear at all for a large number of users. I think we need to fix that for beta-1.

Changed in gfxboot-theme-ubuntu (Ubuntu Natty):
importance: Undecided → High
milestone: none → ubuntu-11.04-beta-1
status: New → In Progress
assignee: nobody → Colin Watson (cjwatson)
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package gfxboot-theme-ubuntu - 0.11.3

gfxboot-theme-ubuntu (0.11.3) natty; urgency=low

  * Preseed keyboard-configuration/* questions for layout, variant, and
    model, not the obsolete console-setup/* questions (LP: #742558).
 -- Colin Watson <email address hidden> Mon, 28 Mar 2011 19:46:48 +0100

Changed in gfxboot-theme-ubuntu (Ubuntu Natty):
status: In Progress → Fix Released
Evan (ev) on 2011-04-04
Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu Natty):
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
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