Bug 1130096 - vconsole keymap changed from mac-fr to mac
Summary: vconsole keymap changed from mac-fr to mac
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: systemd
Version: 20
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: dracut-maint-list
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
: 1144789 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2014-08-14 10:30 UTC by Jeroen Wouters
Modified: 2015-08-17 11:12 UTC (History)
13 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2015-06-30 01:20:11 UTC

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Description Jeroen Wouters 2014-08-14 10:30:11 UTC
Description of problem:
Since kernel version 3.15.6, the file /etc/vconsole.conf in the initramfs file has changed from fr-mac to fr. This can cause problems when entering a luks password on boot.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
dracut 11.git20140402.fc20
kernel 3.15.7

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Fedora 20 with French mac keyboard layout
2. Upgrade
3. Reboot

Actual results:
Keymap is changed from the original mac-fr to fr:

$ sudo lsinitrd -f /etc/vconsole.conf /boot/initramfs-3.15.4-200.fc20.x86_64.img

$ sudo lsinitrd -f /etc/vconsole.conf /boot/initramfs-3.15.6-200.fc20.x86_64.img

Expected results:
Keymap remains the same.

Comment 1 Harald Hoyer 2014-08-14 10:42:49 UTC
dracut just copies the file  /etc/vconsole.conf  from your root filesystem.

Comment 2 Jeroen Wouters 2014-08-14 10:52:09 UTC
Sorry, I realize now this has nothing to do with dracut. The problem lies with control-center.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Set keyboard layout to "French (Macintosh)" in "Region & Language"
2. Add second keyboard layout

Actual results:
/etc/vconsole.conf contains "KEYMAP=fr". Note that it correctly says "KEYMAP=fr-mac" whenever this is the only layout listed in control center.

Expected results:
/etc/vconsole.conf contains "KEYMAP=fr-mac" when "French (Macintosh)" is the selected keyboard layout

Comment 3 Bastien Nocera 2014-08-14 12:05:29 UTC
gnome-control-center just calls the "SetX11Keyboard" method, systemd is the one converting from X11 layout to linux console layout.


Comment 4 Zbigniew Jędrzejewski-Szmek 2014-09-01 15:42:46 UTC
I can't reproduce that. Both using gnome-control-center → Region&Language → Input sources → Login screen → French (Macintosh) and 'localectl set-x11-keyboard-map fr-mac' result in KEYMAP=fr-mac in /etc/vconsole.conf. You didn't mention which keyboad you set (The "login screen" one, which is global, or just the user's). Please make sure that the "login screen" one is set to French (macintosh), and then verify /etc/vconsole.conf.

If this doesn't work, please try 'localectl set-x11-keyboard-map fr-mac', and paste /etc/vconsole.conf here, along with systemd and control-center rpm versions.

Comment 5 Jeroen Wouters 2014-09-03 09:07:15 UTC
It looks like I am encountering two problems: one being the "Login screen" button under "Region & Language" disappearing. This happens when I authenticate as superuser to add a keyboard, go back to the "All Settings" screen and then return to "Region & Language". Is this a bug or expected behavior?

Regarding the original problem, this occurs when adding a second keyboard layout besides the "French (Macintosh)" one in the "Login screen" part (and also in the user's part when authenticated as superuser).

When I have "French (Macintosh)" and "English (UK)" in the "Login screen" part, I get "KEYMAP=fr" in /etc/vconsole.conf. If I then remove "English (UK)", I get "KEYMAP=fr-mac". For some layouts this doesn't happen though (for example with "Russian (translit (m17n))").

systemd version 208 release 21.fc20
control-center version 3.10.3 release 2.fc20

Comment 6 Zbigniew Jędrzejewski-Szmek 2014-09-04 03:19:01 UTC
Fixed upstream in http://cgit.freedesktop.org/systemd/systemd/commit/?id=78bd12a05a. Can't make any promises about backporting atm though.

Comment 7 Zbigniew Jędrzejewski-Szmek 2014-09-23 11:57:16 UTC
*** Bug 1144789 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 8 Jan Synacek 2015-01-07 08:16:36 UTC
The patch mentioned in comment 6 is already present in systemd-208-28.fc20.x86_64. 

Jeroen, could you please verify that the problem is no longer present? Thank you!

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Comment 11 Jeroen Wouters 2015-08-17 11:12:40 UTC
I can no longer reproduce this in F22.

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