|Summary:||Cant write in English in Firstboot when Greek keyboard is selected as default|
|Product:||[Fedora] Fedora||Reporter:||Nikos Charonitakis <nikosx>|
|Component:||rhgb||Assignee:||Ray Strode [halfline] <rstrode>|
|Status:||CLOSED NEXTRELEASE||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2008-10-10 19:33:42 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
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Description Nikos Charonitakis 2006-03-24 20:26:33 UTC
Description of problem: On a FC5 installation if a user selects Greek keyboard as the keyboard for the system, then in firstboot he can only use Greek keyboard (no way to change it to US) and this prevents him to create a normal account also gives him some source for confusion :) Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): How reproducible: install fc5 selecting Greek keyboard as default keyboard for the system Steps to Reproduce: 1. try to write some english text in a text box (create a user) 2. try to change to US keyboard 3. Actual results: cant create a normal user during firstboot Expected results: write in English Additional info:
Comment 1 Nikos Charonitakis 2006-03-24 20:29:07 UTC
i forgot to mention in Expected results: write in English by default (as it happens for xorg when Greek keyboard is selected)
Comment 2 Chris Lumens 2006-03-24 21:12:29 UTC
What happens if you press both shift keys down at the same time before typing into a text box?
Comment 3 Nikos Charonitakis 2006-03-25 02:34:08 UTC
nothing happens. i have checked it before and i ll check it once more. But this have not to be the default behaviour: during firstboot keyboard must be in US mode.
Comment 4 Nikos Charonitakis 2006-03-25 11:44:43 UTC
nothing happens by pressing L+R Shift :confirmed for second time...
Comment 5 Chris Lumens 2006-03-28 19:33:47 UTC
Please attach your /etc/X11/xorg.conf to this bug report. I have done an install with the Greek keyboard here and in firstboot, I have the US layout as the default and pressing both shift keys switches to Greek.
Comment 7 Chris Lumens 2006-06-21 19:09:22 UTC
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 183058 ***
Comment 8 Nikos Charonitakis 2006-10-10 23:08:41 UTC
On a F6t3 installation if a user selects Greek keyboard as the keyboard for the system, then in firstboot he can only use Greek keyboard (no way to change it to US) and this prevents him to create a normal account also gives him some source for confusion :) switching between different keyboards (el/US) it is not possible again... As you see the same firstboot FC5 problem is alive and kicking :)
Comment 9 Dimitris Glezos 2006-10-11 00:07:29 UTC
This is not a duplicate of Bug #183058. The expected behaviour is the user to write be default in english and be able to switch keyboard layout with Control-Shift. I'm adding this as a Target for FC6 because it is very important for greek users.
Comment 10 Chris Lumens 2006-10-11 18:19:58 UTC
I just did an install with a Greek keyboard and English language. When I get into firstboot, the keyboard is set in English. When I get to an entry box, I am able to press both shifts simultaneously and it switches into the Greek layout. I am able to type in both and see characters from both. Not sure why you guys are still seeing problems with this.
Comment 11 Nikos Charonitakis 2006-10-27 13:52:10 UTC
Chris. i checked it again on a dell620 laptop with fc6 and i have problem again. (Greek keyboard on firstboot,cant switch to US). Let us test it some more with other installations and i will report again...
Comment 12 Nikos Charonitakis 2006-10-30 13:54:22 UTC
I ve tested on my desktop system and everything is fine there. This is a bit strange. Laptop's non standard keyboard may cause the problem. I dont know...
Comment 13 Konstantin Dmitryev 2007-02-12 11:09:18 UTC
This problem is also exist if you selecting a Russian Keyboard during installation process. I tell more: this problem exist surely for me in Fedora Core 3, 4 and 6. Tested on different computers. You must mark this bug as OPEN!
Comment 14 Dimitris Glezos 2007-02-12 12:59:06 UTC
Shouldn't we at least mention on the screen what keyboard combination can the user use to switch between keyboard layouts?
Comment 15 Nikos Charonitakis 2007-04-29 20:12:57 UTC
This problem appears again in f7t4.Create a user for the system is not possible because keyboard writes only in Greek (should write in english by default) and still there is no way to switch layout.
Comment 16 Chris Lumens 2007-04-30 16:56:20 UTC
This is only happening when firstboot is started from rhgb, so I'm reassigning to that component. From a brief look at the code, it looks like rhgb's keyboard code doesn't know how to handle the more advanced layout line we're setting up, nor does it handle passing the options to set xkbmap. For your reference, the keyboard section on a fresh install with a Greek keyboard layout looks like so: Section "InputDevice" Identifier "Keyboard0" Driver "kbd" Option "XkbModel" "pc105" Option "XkbLayout" "us,gr" Option "XkbOptions" "grp:shifts_toggle,grp_led:scroll" EndSection
Comment 17 Bug Zapper 2008-04-03 17:10:43 UTC
Based on the date this bug was created, it appears to have been reported against rawhide during the development of a Fedora release that is no longer maintained. In order to refocus our efforts as a project we are flagging all of the open bugs for releases which are no longer maintained. If this bug remains in NEEDINFO thirty (30) days from now, we will automatically close it. If you can reproduce this bug in a maintained Fedora version (7, 8, or rawhide), please change this bug to the respective version and change the status to ASSIGNED. (If you're unable to change the bug's version or status, add a comment to the bug and someone will change it for you.) Thanks for your help, and we apologize again that we haven't handled these issues to this point. The process we're following is outlined here: http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/BugZappers/F9CleanUp We will be following the process here: http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/BugZappers/HouseKeeping to ensure this doesn't happen again.
Comment 18 Bug Zapper 2008-05-07 00:27:53 UTC
This bug has been in NEEDINFO for more than 30 days since feedback was first requested. As a result we are closing it. If you can reproduce this bug in the future against a maintained Fedora version please feel free to reopen it against that version. The process we're following is outlined here: http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/BugZappers/F9CleanUp
Comment 19 Nikos Charonitakis 2008-05-14 21:25:09 UTC
The return of this Bug: On a F9 installation if a user selects Greek keyboard as the keyboard for the system, then in firstboot he can only use Greek keyboard (no way to change it to US) and this prevents him to create a normal account also gives him some source for confusion :) Mentioned by another user but also i saw it myself again.
Comment 20 Nikos Charonitakis 2008-08-03 21:40:32 UTC
still receiving negative comments from greek users about this. Please reopen.
Comment 21 Dimitris Glezos 2008-08-04 00:48:19 UTC
Reopening since the bug is still present.
Comment 22 Ray Strode [halfline] 2008-10-10 19:33:42 UTC
This won't be a problem in F10 since RHGB is out of the picture.