Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 46068
kbdconfig does not switch keyboards to uk map in X config
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:33:51 EDT
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Description of problem:
In standard RH7.1 installs, if one uses the kbdconfig tool, it does not
edit the keyboard type in either /etc/X11/XF86Config or ..-4, it leaves the
"us" style keyboards in there. It does edit the keyboard map for the
virtual consoles though. This worked in RH7.0 and below.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Type the UK "#" key and get a \
2. run kbdconfig as root
3. select UK
4. log out of X window (restarting X)
5. Log back in
6. type UK "#" key and still get a \
NB This bug was discovered by a delegate on an RH133 course I was teaching
on behalf of Red Hat UK whilst in Dublin Ireland. I tried the same steps on
every machine in the room and the same thing happened. I had to remap every
machine by hand editing the X config files.
I don't see how this could work in 7.0. kbdconfig has *never* edited X
Switching to an enhancement request.
We're deprecating kbdconfig in the next version and redhat-config-keyboard
properly modifies the XFree86 config file. Closing this report as 'wontfix'