Bug 53853 - Anaconda fails to keep consistant keyboard layouts across console/X
Summary: Anaconda fails to keep consistant keyboard layouts across console/X
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda   
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Version: 7.3
Hardware: ia64
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Brent Fox
QA Contact: Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-09-19 21:44 UTC by Zeke Harris
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-10-25 16:29:40 UTC
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Description Zeke Harris 2001-09-19 21:44:32 UTC
Description of Problem:
Anaconda doesn't use the same keyboard layout for console and X. Console is
configured consistant with the keyboard layout selection screen, while X is

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How Reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install using a different keyboard layout (I used tr_q-latin5) 
2. Console installer proceeds using correct layout, X installer does not.

Actual Results:
X uses keyboard layout other than the one chosen at keyboard selection

Expected Results:
console and X use same keyboard layout

Additional Information:
Possibly X bases keyboard layout on language?

XF86Config uses en as Xkbdlayout, even when in console it's using the
correct (tr_q-latin5) layout.

Comment 1 Brent Fox 2001-09-24 16:58:12 UTC
I'll look into this.

Comment 2 Brent Fox 2001-09-24 20:08:59 UTC
So, you're booting with a boot disk, right?  And you're doing a GUI install, but
if you go to a VC, then the keyboard settings aren't consistent?  Is that the

Comment 3 Brent Fox 2001-10-04 14:16:13 UTC
Any more info here?

Comment 4 Brent Fox 2001-10-15 16:22:39 UTC
Closing due to inactivity.  Please reopen if you have more information.

Comment 5 Zeke Harris 2001-10-15 20:44:03 UTC
yes, using boot disk. the console "select keyboard layout" sets correct keyboard
layout in /etc/sysconfig/keyboard, but GUI installer (and X, later on) are not
set correctly. /etc/X11/XF86config-4 says "Xkbdlayout "en"" or something like that.

I used English as the language, and tr_q-latin5 as the keyboard layout in
console mode.

Comment 6 Brent Fox 2001-10-25 16:29:34 UTC
As far as I can tell, this behavior has existed for quite a long time.

Comment 7 Brent Fox 2001-10-25 20:35:47 UTC
I've done some looking around, and I can't find the X keymap that corresponds to
the tr_q-latin5 for console mode.  This could be easily fixed if we only knew
what the right keymap was, but we don't know.  Marking as Wontfix.

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