Bug 2959 - UK keyboard not configureable
UK keyboard not configureable
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kbd (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1999-05-21 17:38 EDT by dutton
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-08-31 17:45:01 EDT
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Description dutton 1999-05-21 17:38:49 EDT
in /etc/sysconfig/keyboard I have the line
This fails to map to a UK keyboard. (not in X)
Also X key maps are OK

the "|" (pipe) symbol comes out as a ">"

The "|" (pipe) symbol is found on the shift-# (shift-hash)
Comment 1 clemons 1999-06-18 10:36:59 EDT
I'm having this problem also, but only on systems that I've upgraded
from 5.2.  With fresh installs the key mapping is correct.
Comment 2 Michael K. Johnson 1999-07-29 17:43:59 EDT
clemons@atm.ox.ac.uk, could you see if there is a difference in
the KEYTABLE entry in /etc/sysconfig/keyboard on your 5.2 vs. 6.0
systems?  There is only one uk keytable installed on a 6.0 system.
Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 1999-08-19 17:48:59 EDT
closed, lack of input
Comment 4 dutton 1999-08-19 18:19:59 EDT
Has anyone worked out why the keytable fails yet?
I am still waiting for a solution.
Is there any extra info I can supply?
I upgraded from 5.0 to 5.2 to 6.0
Please just tell me what file is missing/wrongly configured.
Comment 5 Bill Nottingham 1999-08-20 12:32:59 EDT
1) does this happen only in X, or also at the console?
2) if it happens in both, what happens if you type 'loadkeys uk'?
Comment 6 dutton 1999-08-20 14:40:59 EDT
I found out what has gone wrong.
I ran "rpm --verify -a" after reading other bug lists, and found that
the upgrade from 5.2 to 6.0 does not upgrade all the files properly,
some files are deleted and not replaced.
After searching the output, I found that the following files were
missing, together with 100s more.
Once I did a symbolic link from /etc/rc.d/init.d/keytable to these
files and rebooted, all is now fine.
1) X in fine, console bad.
2) loadkeys uk works fine.
Obviously, some files got deleted during the upgrade.
Has REDHAT found out which packages they are, and told us users how
to fix them? If so, can someone please tell me.
Comment 7 Bill Nottingham 1999-08-20 16:53:59 EDT
OK, you ran into an RPM problem. The 'kbd' package was replaced
with the console-tools package, however, this  (because of an
RPM problem) caused the keytable links to be removed.

Once they were remade, is the keyboard working OK in the console?
Comment 8 Jeff Johnson 1999-08-31 17:45:59 EDT
The packages are fine, the problem was in rpm itself. Install the
errata rpm-3.0.2 release, and reinstall the rpm's with missing files.
Please reopen this bug if the above does not remedy your problem.

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