Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 241558
Incorrect keyboard layout for Japanese login screen
Last modified: 2008-08-02 19:40:35 EDT
Description of problem:
On an installation of Fedora Core 6 with Japanese selected as the installation
locale, Japanese 106-key keyboard, and no other locales installed, the keyboard
layout of the Gnome login screen is apparently US English. Passwords requiring
non-alphabetic characters cannot be typed correctly. Keys produce characters
apparently mapping to US English keymap. After login, keyboard reverts to the
correct Japanese 106-key layout.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Found on Fedora Core 6, kernel versions 2.6.18, 19, and 20. No other versions
have been tested so do not know if the bug is limited to these releases.
Install Fedora Core 6 on a Japanese PC in Japanese. Attempt to login through
default GUI login screen. Not known if this also occurs for the text login
screen as all tested systems boot directly to GUI login.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Fedora Core 6 using Japanese locale and Japanese keyboard. Do not
install additional locales.
2. Type non-alphabetic characters in the "username" window of the graphical
3. Typed characters will not match Japanese keymap; rather, they appear to match
US English keymap.
Typing "-^\@[;:],./" results in "-=X;'\,./" where "X" is a dead key.
Typing the shifted version of the top row number keys should be:
"!"#$%&'()X" where X is a dead key
I say "Appear to match" because I have no US English keyboard to compare with,
but have used US keyboard in the past and the layout seems similar to my memory.
Try to switch to text mode (e.g. ctrl+alt+f2) and try to log. Does match the
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