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keyboard settings dialog

Filed under: General — Thomas @ 22:22


I just logged into my desktop at home and it asked me the following question on login:

The X system keyboard settings differ from your current GNOME keyboard settings.

Expected was model "pc105", layout "us_intl" and no options, but the the following settings were found: model "pc105", layout "us	intl" and no options.

Which set would you like to use?

The choices were "Use X settings" and "Keep GNOME settings".

That dialog has three problems right off the bat. First of all, "the the" is a band so obscure nobody reading the dialog would catch the reference. Second, I can't tell the difference between what it expected and what it found. Third, suppose there was a difference - let's say for argument's sake that it expected "us" and not "us_intl". Which of those two would be the X settings and which would be the GNOME settings ?

At least it realizes that I might end up preferring to never see this warning again.

update: after a good night of rest, I look at the dialog again and I see there actually is a difference. One of them says us_intl, and the other says us intl, without the underscore. Who could tell ? I feel like such a dolt for blaming this dialog box now when it was me being stupid all along.

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