Bug 15706 - wrong keymap written to sysconfig/keyboard - related to using deadkeys?
Summary: wrong keymap written to sysconfig/keyboard - related to using deadkeys?
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda
Version: 7.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Brock Organ
QA Contact: Brock Organ
Whiteboard: Winston rc1
: 18385 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2000-08-08 08:10 UTC by Michael Redinger
Modified: 2007-03-27 03:34 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
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Last Closed: 2001-01-09 20:14:00 UTC

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Description Michael Redinger 2000-08-08 08:10:15 UTC
When choosing the keymap "de-latin1-nodeadkeys" during (graphical)
installation, the keymap "de" is written to /etc/sysconfig/keyboard.
Running kbdconfig after installation and selecting de-latin1-nodeadkeys
does write the proper keyboard mapping to the config file.

Comment 1 Glen Foster 2000-08-08 15:03:05 UTC
This defect is considered MUST-FIX for Winston Release-Candidate #1

Comment 2 Erik Troan 2000-08-08 16:38:11 UTC
Fixed in RC1. Thanks for noticing this one.

Comment 3 Michael Redinger 2000-08-12 18:23:01 UTC
Sorry, wrong again. This time it becomes de-latin1 instead of
Please, do check this before final release. Seems to be a common point of
mistake ...

I think I can do this myself, saving Glen some keystrokes ... ;)

This defect is considered MUST-FIX for Winston Gold.

Comment 4 Erik Troan 2000-08-15 16:54:59 UTC
I can't reproduce this. I've tried de, de-latin1, and de-latin1-nodeadkeys and
it seems to work perfectly.

Comment 5 borgia 2000-08-18 06:06:28 UTC
Chose it and got it-ibm both on upgrade 6.2->RC1 and on install RC1

Comment 6 Preston Brown 2000-08-21 14:21:53 UTC
*** Bug 16678 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 7 Matt Wilson 2000-08-21 14:57:52 UTC
What kind of install is this?  NFS?  CD-ROM?  Did you do keyboard selection from
the text part of the install?  Or GUI?

Comment 8 Michael Redinger 2000-08-22 08:38:57 UTC
Still there in RC2. GUI CD Installation. 102 PC keyboard - german - disable dead
(text NFS installation to follow today.)

Comment 9 Erik Troan 2000-08-22 13:40:10 UTC
Are you selecting the keymap in a text window or a GUI one?

Comment 10 Michael Redinger 2000-08-22 15:06:42 UTC
*dazed and confused*
Hm, above I wrote that it's a GUI install. Don't really understand that question
as I think this has already been answered. *dazed and confused*

Text CD install works, de-latin1-nodeadkeys is configured as desired.

Comment 11 Erik Troan 2000-08-22 19:54:45 UTC
Where are you picking the keyboard it doesn't work? X-Windows or not? If in X,
keyboard are you choosing? If not, what keyboard are you choosing? Do you ever
ask answer any installations questions in X?

I know this is a long list :-(

Comment 12 Erik Troan 2000-08-22 20:01:58 UTC
Ahh, the problem is when you pick de and activate dead keys in GUI that the
wrong keymap is selected in text. Matt's problem :-)

Comment 13 Brock Organ 2000-08-22 20:06:29 UTC
GUI CDROM install; select "German" keyboard and choose "Activaeren dead-keys"
(sic), post install the /etc/sysconfig/keyboard looks like:


instead of having:


Comment 14 Matt Wilson 2000-08-22 20:10:55 UTC
Fixing this problem would require a good bit of extra code -- it would
completely revamp the mapping of X keymaps back to kernel keymaps.  Remind me
next release.

Comment 15 Michael Redinger 2000-08-22 21:12:18 UTC
Does this mean that those with a german keyboard have to accept that dead keys
are active even if they choose nodeadkeys? Well, I have to accept this, but this
is a _major_ bug. Using german keyboards this is _very_ annoying (well, I'm
using an english SGI keyboard, so no problem with me ... ). Hm, if I remember
correctly this problem was not present in RHAT 6.2. So I wonder why a major
rewrite is necessary now (again, it doesn't affect me - not even my users as my
kickstart disks can easily catch this problem).

(And yes, I will definitely remind you ... :) ).

Comment 16 Matt Wilson 2000-08-22 21:29:41 UTC
I can't see how this problem didn't exist in 6.2

Comment 17 Brent Fox 2000-12-05 17:00:05 UTC
This is fixed in CVS.  That is, selecting a German keyboard with dead keys
disabled now generates a correct /etc/sysconfig/keyboard file.  However, there
is a related bug, 16678, that has the following attributes:  In text mode,
selecting de-latin1-nodeadkeys generates a correct /etc/sysconfig/keyboard file
but an incorrect XF86Config file.

Comment 18 Brock Organ 2000-12-11 19:17:23 UTC
using qa1211.0 test tree:

verified /etc/sysconfig/keyboard contents:

GUI install, stage1 TUI keyboard selection:


GUI install, stage1 GUI keyboard selection:

post-install traceback:

Traceback (innermost last):
  File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.1//usr/lib/anaconda/iw/progress_gui.py", line 19, in
    rc = self.todo.doInstall ()
  File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.1//usr/lib/anaconda/todo.py", line 1693, in
    self.x.write (self.instPath + "/etc/X11")
  File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.1//usr/lib/anaconda/xf86config.py", line 959, in
    config4 = self.Version4Config ()
  File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.1//usr/lib/anaconda/xf86config.py", line 1241, in
    info["enableVariant"] = ""
NameError: info

Comment 19 Brock Organ 2000-12-11 19:42:19 UTC
*** Bug 18385 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 20 Brock Organ 2000-12-11 19:46:33 UTC
note that the traceback above holds up this issue being fixed, as post-install
the /etc/sysconfig/keyboard values are:


Comment 21 Brent Fox 2000-12-15 06:44:37 UTC
So Brock, should this bug be closed now or what?

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