Bug 1001579 - systemd not setting custom keymap on tty [NEEDINFO]
Summary: systemd not setting custom keymap on tty
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: systemd
Version: 19
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: systemd-maint
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2013-08-27 10:41 UTC by Marcos Terra
Modified: 2015-02-17 16:56 UTC (History)
9 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2015-02-17 16:56:28 UTC
lpoetter: needinfo? (marcos.rmt)

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Description Marcos Terra 2013-08-27 10:41:08 UTC
Description of problem:
systemd not set the custom keymap

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
kernel (3.10.9-200.fc19)

How reproducible:
Installed fc19 minimal install only tty, build a custom map because the keys slash and question are on "q" and "w" keys

Steps to Reproduce:
1. run system w/o X server
2. build a custom map
3. update /etc/vconsole.conf (KEYMAP=custom_map)
4. update /etc/default/grub (vconsole.keymap=custom_map)
5. update /boot/grub2/grub.cfg (vconsole.keymap=custom_map)

Actual results:
keys not work correctly 

Expected results:
load keymap correctly

Additional info:

localectl shows:
System Locale: LANG=pt_BR.UTF-8
VC Keymap: br-abnt2
X11 Layout: br
X11 Model: abnt2
X11 Options: terminate:ctrl_alt_bksp

not working
# localectl set-keymap br-abnt2

working with:
# localectl set-keymap br

localectl shows and map works :
System Locale: LANG=pt_BR.UTF-8
VC Keymap: br
X11 Layout: br
X11 Model: abnt2
X11 Options: terminate:ctrl_alt_bksp

if run again
# localectl set-keymap br-abnt2

localectl shows and map still works
System Locale: LANG=pt_BR.UTF-8
VC Keymap: br-abnt2
X11 Layout: br
X11 Model: abnt2
X11 Options: terminate:ctrl_alt_bksp

conf files are setting ok

/etc/vconsole.conf is ok

/etc/default/grub is ok 
/boot/grub/grub.cfg is ok

running loadkeys poiting to map works too

~# loadkeys ../lib/kbd/keymaps/i386/qwerty/br-abnt2.map.gz

Comment 1 Kai Engert (:kaie) (inactive account) 2013-11-05 15:29:05 UTC
I get a similar problem, reported in bug 1026872.

I'm not using a custom map, but simply want to use one of the non-US maps (german, de).

After boot, the text console still uses the US keymap.

There's also bug 1001411 where people appear to analyze related issues.

Our bugs might be duplicates of that one.

Comment 2 Lennart Poettering 2014-06-19 23:51:38 UTC
Did you rebuild the initrd and made sure the keymap is included in it?

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