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Bug 116852 - keymap setting don't work after upgrade from RHL 7.3
keymap setting don't work after upgrade from RHL 7.3
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: initscripts (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2004-02-25 14:14 EST by Peter Bieringer
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:42 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-03-16 19:03:44 EST
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Description Peter Bieringer 2004-02-25 14:14:17 EST
Description of problem:
After upgrading from RHL 7.3 I cannot change the keytable (which is
not so well in front of a German keyboard) permanently.

redhat-config-keyboard remember my settings but on next reboot this is
already gone again.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install RHL 7.3 with all updates
2. Configure e.g. a German keyboard map
3. Update to Fedora Core 1

Actual Results:  Not working

Expected Results:  Working

Additional info:

I've tracked down the problem, see reason now:

On my RHL 7.3 system, a file called
/etc/sysconfig/console/default.kmap. During the upgrade, it wasn't
neither removed nor I got a warning. redhat-config-keyboard ignores
this file, but rc.sysinit not.

And therefore, the defined keytable wasn't loaded. Simply renamed the
file, and all works fine.

Related code:
if [ "$CONSOLETYPE" = "vt" -a -x /bin/loadkeys ]; then
 if [ -f /etc/sysconfig/console/default.kmap ]; then <-!!!!
  KEYMAP=/etc/sysconfig/console/default.kmap  <-!!!!!!!!
  if [ -f /etc/sysconfig/keyboard ]; then
    . /etc/sysconfig/keyboard
  if [ -n "$KEYTABLE" -a -d "/lib/kbd/keymaps" ]; then

Note that on a fresh FC1 install, "default.kmap" doesn't exist at all.
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2004-03-16 19:03:44 EST
Fixed in rhpl-0.135-1; that will get removed when you write out a new
config with system-config-keyboard (or whatever else uses it.)

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