detecting keyboard layout during boot

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at
Wed May 15 08:33:13 UTC 2013

On Wed, 2013-05-15 at 09:35 +0200, Matthias Apitz wrote:
> is there some way to detect the actual keyboard layout
> automagically?

I suspect it's impossible to request what keyboard is used, since some
Linux installers ask the user to type some keys, after that
auto-detection does work. Perhaps you only can start a session with a
script, that does ask the user to type and then set up the needed
keyboard map.

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