Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 473056
Czech keyboard with QWERTZ layout not working in Anaconda installer
Last modified: 2009-01-27 07:00:35 EST
Description of problem:
Czech keyboard with QWERTZ layout not working after selection in next steps of anaconda installation process.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
anaconda-184.108.40.206-1.i386.rpm - I think about that this is the same version as "Anaconda runtime" on bootable DVD installation media?
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot i386 install DVD.
2. Select Czech (Čeština) language for installation
3. select Czech keyboard layout without qwerty
4. and nothing happens, Czech keyboard with QWERTY layout is still in use in next pages of installer.
Czech QWERTZ keyboard layout in Anaconda and in Xorg server after selecting in Anaconda installer.
I looked into Anaconda source and it uses system-config-keyboard to set the layout. s-c-k uses rhpl's list of keyboard layouts. That list lives in
And here's how the Czech layout is defined there:
'cz-us-qwertz' : [N_('keyboard|Czech'), 'us,cz', 'pc1 05', '', 'grp:shifts_toggle,grp_led:scroll'],
No wonder the keyboard is not actually switched to Czech - the primary group is 'us'.
Pavel, does pressing both Shift keys switch the layout? (that
s what the 'grp:shifts_toggle' does)
If the user selects Czech, he should get it. Reassigning to rhpl. BTW, Czech is not the only layout defined this way.
Created attachment 324724 [details]
fix Czech qwertz kbd layout
Can we please have the order changed from us,cz to cz,us in the Czech layout like in this patch? Or maybe offer cz only?
(In reply to comment #1)
> Pavel, does pressing both Shift keys switch the layout? (that
> s what the 'grp:shifts_toggle' does)
> If the user selects Czech, he should get it. Reassigning to rhpl. BTW, Czech is
> not the only layout defined this way.
Pressing both Shifts after keyboard layout selection works as expected in Anaconda on F10 installation DVD! Did not occur to me to try it. Changing status to CLOSED.
Reopening. Pressing the Shifts is non-obvious and should not be required. The Czech group should be the primary one.
Modified in rhpl 0.218