Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 136987
loadkeys sometimes hangs when not called from VT
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:52 EST
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Description of problem:
Good Day . . .
A boot-up message error from kudzu about a segmenation fault passed
too quickly - I cannot locate a log file - please direct me - just
happened - I have had this up for two days
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. power down - power up
Actual Results: segmentation fault message
Expected Results: clean boot
Strange things happening:
keyboard defaults to UK English - tried to chnage it to US English -
after reboot defaults to UK English
Synaptic cannot find RPM database - apt-get says not installed but
menu item starts app
don't know if these are related - too new to this distro
Can you post the output of 'strace /usr/sbin/kudzu' when run post-boot?
Created attachment 105749 [details]
strace -o kudzu.txt /usr/sbin/kudzu
The keyboard errors that I am experiencing could be attributed to a UK English
keyboard. For example, the "@" symbol from SHIFT+2 in now a quotation mark and
vice versa. This is maybe how the English keyboard is supposed to be.
I do not know. I have never seen an English keyboard. Maybe someone on your
network uses the UK keyboard and can advise. Other special character keys are
Hope this helps.
OK, so post-boot it doesn't segfault. Hm.
Good Day . . .
I cycled through about half a dozen power down/power up sequences and
I learned some more information.
The segmentation fault does not appear anymore.
I changed the keyboard system settings > keyboard to Swedish,
UKEnglish and USEnglish but nothing happened. Changing USEnglish
worked once but it did not survive a reboot. I am unable to change the
One thought, my system is set to UKEnglish possibly the UKEnglish
keyboard is the only option. Doubtful but possible.
On USEnglish keyboard this is the character from SHIFT + 3 - Â£Â£Â£Â£Â£. It
should be the number character which I have completely lost and is
nowhere on the keyboard.
I give you this information because kudzu has something to do with
hardware. This problem may have caused the 'segfault' or is a result
Hope this helps because I am unable to type anything but alpha characters!
Assigning to kbd; kudzu doesn't really touch keymaps.
loadkeys, which system-config-keyboard calls, seems to get upset when
not run from a VT on FC2.
Works fine on FC3 though.
I can't reproduce loadkeys hanging on FC2...
and I doubt fedora legacy will be fixing this. Sorry.