Bug 106854 - Loading default keymap (Dvorak): failed
Loading default keymap (Dvorak): failed
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: initscripts (Show other bugs)
athlon Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
Brock Organ
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Blocks: CambridgeTarget
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Reported: 2003-10-12 04:28 EDT by Paul
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:39 EDT (History)
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Fixed In Version: 7.41-1
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Last Closed: 2003-10-22 15:25:48 EDT
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Description Paul 2003-10-12 04:28:52 EDT
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Description of problem:
I chose Dvorak as my keyboard layout.  When booting (nogui) I get the message
"Loading default keymap (Dvorak): failed".  Even so, the keymap is correct after
booting.  If I specify the absolute path to the keymap file, the message changes
from "failed" to "OK".

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Choose Dvorak as your keyboard layout.
2. Reboot.

Actual Results:  "Loading default keymap (Dvorak): failed"
Yet, the kaymapping is correct.

Expected Results:  "Loading default keymap (Dvorak): OK"

Additional info:

My keyboard is a regular US keyboard with the keycaps moved to match the Dvorak

Under Red Hat 9.0 I have to use the absolute path to the Dvorak keymap file or I
would end up with the US keymap.  The real problem seems to have been corrected
in Fedora Test 2, but the "failed" message still appears.
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2003-10-13 15:59:31 EDT
What happens if you change rc.sysinit from:

  if [ -n "$KEYTABLE" -a -d "/lib/kbd/keymaps" ]; then


  if [ -n "$KEYTABLE" -a -d "/lib/kbd/keymaps" ]; then

Comment 2 Paul 2003-10-22 00:23:02 EDT
I'm sorry.  I'm running my system headless right now and I haven't been able to
get the serial console to show boot messages.  In other words, I haven't been
able to try the suggested script mod.
Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2003-10-22 15:25:48 EDT
This change works for me in testing. Will be fixed in 7.41-1.
Comment 4 Jay Turner 2004-01-16 12:19:02 EST
An errata has been issued which should help the problem described in this bug report. 
This report is therefore being closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files, please follow the link below. You may reopen 
this bug report if the solution does not work for you.


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