Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 16145
Linux text console pauses on ' character.
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:57 EDT
No idea which component actually causes this problem, but after installing
Red Hat 7
Beta, if I type a ' (single quote) character, it doesn't show up on the
screen until I hit some other key. If I want to type multiple single quotes
in a row, I can't.
Works fine in X11 terminals, just the Linux text console seems to have this
problem. login prompt, bash prompt, pico, anywhere.
This looks like it's intentional (deadkeys feature): When you press ' followed
by e, you should get the accented e character in some keyboard layouts.
Which keyboard layout are you using? Some keyboard layouts have different
keymaps with and without this feature (e.g. there's de-latin1 and
How do I find out/change the keyboard layout?
cat /etc/sysconfig/keyboard (or use "setup")
I think "us-latin1" is meant to have deadkeys like that; perhaps you want "us".
Closing due to lack of user input
Sorry. Changing the keyboard layout to us from us-latin1 did indeed fix the
problem, post install. What I was going to do (and never got around to) was
reinstall Red Hat pinstripe and see whether this was sometime I originally
screwed by switching to us-latin1 myself, or if the installer just picked
us-latin1 instead of us for me.