Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 15295
backspace/del (+other keymap) issues in single-user mode.
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:15:25 EDT
[I wonder which component these would really belong to; probably bash/setup
related too? -- feel free to relocate ]
I rebooted beta5 to single-user mode. I noticed the following:
- del generates '~', backspace works.
- keyboard layouts haven't been loaded so keyboard setup is funny
(this is intended behaviour AFAIK, but it would be nice to have this fixed
since it can be pretty frustrating to search for some special chars if you
don't know how to load the keymap)
Running 'fdisk', more weirdness occurs (these are probably connected, so
I'm not filing two reports):
- del generates '/^[[3~' on screen
- backspace generates '^[[3~', and some other chars too
- this happens with installer's fdisk too, IIRC.
- 'dve' which didn't work in stock single user mode shell, seem to work here(!)
Running 'exit' causes the boot process to continue to multiuser mode, not
reboot. I'm not sure if this was how it was previously. Is this intended
This defect is considered MUST-FIX for Winston Gold-release
This has been fixed in the installer; it should dump
the keymap to a place where it can be loaded.
Is this intended to be fixed outside installer context too?
I didn't check this in the installer, but this happens just as before if you do
'linux single' (RC1).
It actually didn't get fixed in the installer, as it didn't
What you can do is, once the keymap is loaded:
dumpkeys > /etc/sysconfig/console/default.kmap
Then things should work.