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.
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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Fedora 20 with French mac keyboard layout
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
Keymap remains the same.
dracut just copies the file /etc/vconsole.conf from your root filesystem.
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
/etc/vconsole.conf contains "KEYMAP=fr". Note that it correctly says "KEYMAP=fr-mac" whenever this is the only layout listed in control center.
/etc/vconsole.conf contains "KEYMAP=fr-mac" when "French (Macintosh)" is the selected keyboard layout
gnome-control-center just calls the "SetX11Keyboard" method, systemd is the one converting from X11 layout to linux console layout.
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.
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
Fixed upstream in http://cgit.freedesktop.org/systemd/systemd/commit/?id=78bd12a05a. Can't make any promises about backporting atm though.
*** Bug 1144789 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
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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I can no longer reproduce this in F22.