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Re: Come back and graphical installer

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: Come back and graphical installer
Date: Mon, 19 Nov 2018 21:38:19 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.1 (gnu/linux)


Mathieu Othacehe <address@hidden> skribis:

>> In ‘guix system vm’ the process stopped after trying to use “wired”
>> network.  At that point I realized I couldn’t switch to other VCs using
>> Alt-F2 & co.  Is that something specific to kmscon?  Anything we can do
>> about it?
> It might be a bug because the last step is supposed to be "User
> selection". Currently after this step, the program exits and is
> restarted (as the installer is the shell of the root process).
> For me it is possible to switch tty with ctrl-alt-fx on real hardware
> and with alt-f2, sendctrlkey ctrl-alt-fx on Qemu. However, besides tty2
> which I kept as documentation, other tty are also root kmscon terminals
> spawning the installer.

Oh indeed, it’s ctrl-alt instead of alt.  Perhaps this should be written
on the welcome page of the installer?

>> I think it’d be nice to have the new installer UI on tty1 and yet be
>> able to just switch to root terminals or the manual on the other VCs.
> You mean, switching from
> tty1: installer
> tty2: documentation
> tty3-6: installer
> to,
> tty1: installer
> tty2: documentation
> tty3-6: plain root terminals
> right?


> That would require to find a new solution to spawn the installer on
> tty1. I tried the 'login-program' way but I don't like it because the
> installer does not have access to PAM env variables. Any other idea?

I was going to suggest the ‘login-program’ way.  :-)  What’s the story
with PAM env variables?


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