Bug 106854 - Loading default keymap (Dvorak): failed
Summary: Loading default keymap (Dvorak): failed
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: initscripts
Version: rawhide
Hardware: athlon
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bill Nottingham
QA Contact: Brock Organ
Depends On:
Blocks: CambridgeTarget
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-10-12 08:28 UTC by Paul
Modified: 2014-03-17 02:39 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version: 7.41-1
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2003-10-22 19:25:48 UTC
Type: ---

Attachments (Terms of Use)

System ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2003:328 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Updated initscripts package fixes memory support check 2003-11-06 05:00:00 UTC

Description Paul 2003-10-12 08:28:52 UTC
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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".

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

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 19:59:31 UTC
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 04:23:02 UTC
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 19:25:48 UTC
This change works for me in testing. Will be fixed in 7.41-1.

Comment 4 Jay Turner 2004-01-16 17:19:02 UTC
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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