|Summary:||wrong keymap written to sysconfig/keyboard - related to using deadkeys?|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||Michael Redinger <michael.redinger>|
|Component:||anaconda||Assignee:||Brock Organ <borgan>|
|Status:||CLOSED RAWHIDE||QA Contact:||Brock Organ <borgan>|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2001-01-09 20:14:00 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Michael Redinger 2000-08-08 08:10:15 UTC
When choosing the keymap "de-latin1-nodeadkeys" during (graphical) installation, the keymap "de" is written to /etc/sysconfig/keyboard. Running kbdconfig after installation and selecting de-latin1-nodeadkeys does write the proper keyboard mapping to the config file.
Comment 1 Glen Foster 2000-08-08 15:03:05 UTC
This defect is considered MUST-FIX for Winston Release-Candidate #1
Comment 2 Erik Troan 2000-08-08 16:38:11 UTC
Fixed in RC1. Thanks for noticing this one.
Comment 3 Michael Redinger 2000-08-12 18:23:01 UTC
Sorry, wrong again. This time it becomes de-latin1 instead of de-latin1-nodeadkeays. Please, do check this before final release. Seems to be a common point of mistake ... I think I can do this myself, saving Glen some keystrokes ... ;) This defect is considered MUST-FIX for Winston Gold.
Comment 4 Erik Troan 2000-08-15 16:54:59 UTC
I can't reproduce this. I've tried de, de-latin1, and de-latin1-nodeadkeys and it seems to work perfectly.
Comment 5 borgia 2000-08-18 06:06:28 UTC
Chose it and got it-ibm both on upgrade 6.2->RC1 and on install RC1
Comment 6 Preston Brown 2000-08-21 14:21:53 UTC
*** Bug 16678 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 7 Matt Wilson 2000-08-21 14:57:52 UTC
What kind of install is this? NFS? CD-ROM? Did you do keyboard selection from the text part of the install? Or GUI?
Comment 8 Michael Redinger 2000-08-22 08:38:57 UTC
Still there in RC2. GUI CD Installation. 102 PC keyboard - german - disable dead keys. (text NFS installation to follow today.)
Comment 9 Erik Troan 2000-08-22 13:40:10 UTC
Are you selecting the keymap in a text window or a GUI one?
Comment 10 Michael Redinger 2000-08-22 15:06:42 UTC
*dazed and confused* Hm, above I wrote that it's a GUI install. Don't really understand that question as I think this has already been answered. *dazed and confused* Text CD install works, de-latin1-nodeadkeys is configured as desired.
Comment 11 Erik Troan 2000-08-22 19:54:45 UTC
Where are you picking the keyboard it doesn't work? X-Windows or not? If in X, what keyboard are you choosing? If not, what keyboard are you choosing? Do you ever ask answer any installations questions in X? I know this is a long list :-(
Comment 12 Erik Troan 2000-08-22 20:01:58 UTC
Ahh, the problem is when you pick de and activate dead keys in GUI that the wrong keymap is selected in text. Matt's problem :-)
Comment 13 Brock Organ 2000-08-22 20:06:29 UTC
GUI CDROM install; select "German" keyboard and choose "Activaeren dead-keys" (sic), post install the /etc/sysconfig/keyboard looks like: KEYBOARDTYPE="pc" KEYTABLE="de-latin1" instead of having: KEYTABLE="de-latin1nodeadkeys"
Comment 14 Matt Wilson 2000-08-22 20:10:55 UTC
Fixing this problem would require a good bit of extra code -- it would completely revamp the mapping of X keymaps back to kernel keymaps. Remind me next release.
Comment 15 Michael Redinger 2000-08-22 21:12:18 UTC
Does this mean that those with a german keyboard have to accept that dead keys are active even if they choose nodeadkeys? Well, I have to accept this, but this is a _major_ bug. Using german keyboards this is _very_ annoying (well, I'm using an english SGI keyboard, so no problem with me ... ). Hm, if I remember correctly this problem was not present in RHAT 6.2. So I wonder why a major rewrite is necessary now (again, it doesn't affect me - not even my users as my kickstart disks can easily catch this problem). (And yes, I will definitely remind you ... :) ).
Comment 16 Matt Wilson 2000-08-22 21:29:41 UTC
I can't see how this problem didn't exist in 6.2
Comment 17 Brent Fox 2000-12-05 17:00:05 UTC
This is fixed in CVS. That is, selecting a German keyboard with dead keys disabled now generates a correct /etc/sysconfig/keyboard file. However, there is a related bug, 16678, that has the following attributes: In text mode, selecting de-latin1-nodeadkeys generates a correct /etc/sysconfig/keyboard file but an incorrect XF86Config file.
Comment 18 Brock Organ 2000-12-11 19:17:23 UTC
using qa1211.0 test tree: verified /etc/sysconfig/keyboard contents: GUI install, stage1 TUI keyboard selection: KEYBOARDTYPE="pc" KEYTABLE="de-latin1-nodeadkeys" GUI install, stage1 GUI keyboard selection: post-install traceback: Traceback (innermost last): File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.1//usr/lib/anaconda/iw/progress_gui.py", line 19, in run rc = self.todo.doInstall () File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.1//usr/lib/anaconda/todo.py", line 1693, in doInstall self.x.write (self.instPath + "/etc/X11") File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.1//usr/lib/anaconda/xf86config.py", line 959, in write config4 = self.Version4Config () File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.1//usr/lib/anaconda/xf86config.py", line 1241, in Version4Config info["enableVariant"] = "" NameError: info
Comment 19 Brock Organ 2000-12-11 19:42:19 UTC
*** Bug 18385 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 20 Brock Organ 2000-12-11 19:46:33 UTC
note that the traceback above holds up this issue being fixed, as post-install the /etc/sysconfig/keyboard values are: KEYBOARDTYPE="pc" KEYTABLE="de-latin1-nodeadkeys"
Comment 21 Brent Fox 2000-12-15 06:44:37 UTC
So Brock, should this bug be closed now or what?