Bug 13068 - bootnet/boot: slightly different behaviour in keyboard layout selection
bootnet/boot: slightly different behaviour in keyboard layout selection
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Michael Fulbright
Brock Organ
Winston rc1
Depends On: 12221
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Reported: 2000-06-26 12:31 EDT by Pekka Savola
Modified: 2007-03-26 23:32 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-08-08 13:37:42 EDT
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Description Pekka Savola 2000-06-26 12:31:26 EDT
[ this is a copy of RH6.2 report #12221, the bug exists in betas too ]

 Using the latest updates disk and the latest boot.img/bootnet.img 
 (CDROM/FTP Server).

 Beginning the installation with 'text updates'.

 In keyboard layout selection menu, pressing 'F' yields different 
 selection in bootnet/boot.  The one goes to 'fi', the other to 
 Both layouts still exist in both cases, the hotkey algorithm just seems to 
 be different (or one layout is missing from one).

(verified by brock)
Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2000-07-06 21:50:39 EDT
I could not reproduce this problem in beta3.
Comment 2 Pekka Savola 2000-07-10 11:08:21 EDT
It seems to be there still.  Did you use TUI?
The procedure I used with beta3:

- Boot w/ bootnet.img on floppy, hit enter on Syslinux prompt
- Choose English as language.
- Press 'f' in keyboard layout selection --> fi-latin1.

- Boot w/ redhat-shipped beta3, say 'text' in Syslinux prompt
- Choose English as language.
- Press 'f' in keyboard layout selection --> fi.


Comment 3 Brock Organ 2000-07-10 19:11:11 EDT
verified ... the inconsistency appears to be due to a different sort order
imposed by keyboard selection in stage1 vs keyboard selection in stage2 ...
Comment 4 Erik Troan 2000-07-15 11:15:41 EDT
Comment 5 Pekka Savola 2000-07-27 08:06:26 EDT
Fix verified in beta4.
Comment 6 Pekka Savola 2000-08-02 07:06:05 EDT
The original selection bug was fixed in Pinstripe.

*However* now if you choose 'fi-latin1' in TUI, 'fi' will end up written in
/etc/sysconfig/keyboard and
the layout will be messed up.

Forgot to update something else too?

If this can't be fixed properly, by all means revert to the old behaviour (for
now at least). 
Comment 7 Glen Foster 2000-08-04 16:37:29 EDT
This defect is considered MUST-FIX for Winston Release-Candidate #1

...a *complete* fix for GUI and TUI is requried.  Either that, or the original
behavior needs to be restored.
Comment 8 Erik Troan 2000-08-08 13:37:41 EDT
Fixed for RC1
Comment 9 Pekka Savola 2000-08-10 11:12:50 EDT
Works fine in RC1, closing.

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