Bug 15295 - backspace/del (+other keymap) issues in single-user mode.
backspace/del (+other keymap) issues in single-user mode.
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: initscripts (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
Winston gold
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Reported: 2000-08-03 15:57 EDT by Pekka Savola
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:15 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-08-10 11:12:27 EDT
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Description Pekka Savola 2000-08-03 15:57:21 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
Comment 1 Glen Foster 2000-08-04 11:28:41 EDT
This defect is considered MUST-FIX for Winston Gold-release
Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2000-08-04 16:21:47 EDT
This has been fixed in the installer; it should dump
the keymap to a place where it can be loaded.
Comment 3 Pekka Savola 2000-08-10 11:06:05 EDT
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).
Comment 4 Bill Nottingham 2000-08-10 11:10:38 EDT
It actually didn't get fixed in the installer, as it didn't
work right.

What you can do is, once the keymap is loaded:

dumpkeys > /etc/sysconfig/console/default.kmap

Then things should work.

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