Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 583289
Wrong keyboard layout during first boot of F13 Beta
Last modified: 2014-09-30 19:38:57 EDT
Description of problem:
After selecting UK keyboard layout in the liveCD and on the installation screen, the keyboard layout is US when the system reaches the firstboot screen after the installation.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
I used the F13 Beta liveCD Gnome as installation media.
Consistently on my system. My system is a ThinkPad T60 with UK keyboard.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start Gnome liveCD and select UK keyboard layout in login screen
2. Install and on keyboard selection screen select UK keyboard layout
3. In first boot screen the keyboard layout is US
Wrong keyboard layout during first boot.
The keyboard layout should match that selected during the installation.
I have this problem too (French layout).
It may be annoying, because once installation is completed, installer asks to create a new user. But to create this new user, it uses the wrong layout.
So one can puts e.g wrong password without notice it.
Proposing as F13Target.
In either case, the keyboard you select in your window manager has no effect on the system you later install: think about the live user as just an ordinary user on the live cd system that can have entirely different l10n preferences that the user you create during firstboot. They also have a different password etc. Also see the bug 552926.
The keyboard you select in anaconda should work though, will take a look.
Also related is bug 568936, but that was fixed the last time I checked.
Fixed for F13 by c971e7fe9c00e33c66118f3ef53b5ce764b02924, present in anaconda-13.38-1.
Fixed rawhide by 5b3ef0b6fd4dab6b11a3f1ebc8148c1ae8d7dc3b.
Did a fresh install with the 2010-04-29 nightly compose and the problem is fixed.
Retested on a second machine and it definitely works, so I am closing this.