Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 53229
Installation International Keyboard Problems
Last modified: 2008-01-17 12:49:40 EST
Description of Problem:
If you make a graphical install, setup program will set the X keyboard
according to your choice but not the console keyboard. If you make a text
mode install, setup program will set the console keyboard according to your
choice but not the X keyboard.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Make a graphical install of the RedHat Roswell
2. Select an international keyboard (e.g. Turkish)
3. Setup will set the X Keyboard correctly
4. Setup will not set the console keyboard and console fonts correctly.
1. Make a text mode install
2. Select an international keyboard
3. Setup will set the console keyboard correctly (But not the console font)
4. Setup will not set the X keyboard correctly
Either X keyboard or console keyboard not set correct
Whether you use graphical or text mode install program, setup should set
the X keyboard, the console keyboard and the console font according to
user's selection. For example if I select Turkish keyboard in a graphical
install, setup will set X keyboard to "tr" and also it should set the
console keyboard to "trq" and the console font to "lat5-16"
we use lat15-sun16 (it has nice linedrawing chars for the console).
I've added the mapping from Turkish X keyboards to the trq keymap.
Same problem for "Croatian" and "Slovenian".
I select them during GUI install,after installation they work ( I only tested
Slovenian ) in X, but not on the console ( tested both ).
Tested with Roswell-2 ( and many older versions , back to 7.0 IIRC )
Also, there is another layout for Turkey called "trf" for console. But it does
not have any corresponding map under X (As far as I know).
Ideally, RedHat install should allow selecting between (Turkish Q) keyboard and
(Turkish F) keyboard layouts both under X and under console. (Win32 allows this).
(Turkish F) is not as popular as (Turkish Q) but almost all govermental offices
still uses (Turkish F) keyboards.
Just a note, lat15-sun16 does not work for Turkish keyboard. I use, lat5-16.
The installer should not only set up both the console and X11 keyboard
configurations, but also offer the same set of options in both installation modes.
Deferring to future release.
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.