Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 446564
Firstboot does not honour keyboard settings
Last modified: 2008-05-15 10:55:06 EDT
Description of problem: Normally, Fedora uses the keyboard settings from the
installer pervasively. Firstboot does not honour the settings for alternate
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Not yet tested.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start installing Fedora 9
2. Pick the netherlands locale (nl_NL.UTF-8) - This is only for accuracy, and
reflects what I picked at install time.
3. Pick a dvorak keyboard layout.
4. Continue with the install in the ordinary fashion
5. Observe incorrect (qwerty) keyboard set in firstboot.
Already duly noted.
Usage of the dvorak keyboard in the firstboot system.
I had the same problem with the French latin 9 keyboard.
Someone on planet.fedoraproject.org reported it with a belgian keyboard.
So it looks like it's not related to the keyboard mapping you chose.
For me, the only page on firstboot where I noticed it was in the "create user"
page. Quite a problem for setting the password... :S
Same with UK layout. Selected at install and first boot, but reverts to USA for
users. system-config-keyboard still reports UK layout, but this isn't
percolating through the system...
The same with installing in English and an Estonian keyboard. The first
evidence of a problem was at the "create user" page. The characters produced
weren't Latin. I'm not worldly enough to say what they were. I had to skip
creating a new user and also setting an NTP server. The xorg.conf file matched
what I had from F9 preview release and Gnome worked correctly.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 446345 ***