Bug 5977 - Problems of Slovak users
Summary: Problems of Slovak users
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer
Version: 6.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Mike A. Harris
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Reported: 1999-10-15 06:59 UTC by Jan Ondrej
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2001-02-06 22:42:02 UTC

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Description Jan Ondrej 1999-10-15 06:59:24 UTC

  Slovak users don't have slovak keyboards in installer.
This bug is in text mode installer and also in anaconda.
Anaconda has key layout Czechoslovakian, which is
not correct layout for Slovak users.

  We need set XkbKeymap in XF86Config to
"xfree86(us_sk_qwerty)", or us_sk_qwertz or sk_us_...,
and XkBLayout not set.

  Slovak users can't use RedHat system as a desktop,
because we can't write in own language.

  Btw help and some messages in installer are not
translated. :-(


Comment 1 Jay Turner 1999-10-21 18:50:59 UTC
This issue has been forwarded to a developer for further action.

Comment 2 Michael Fulbright 2000-04-17 22:18:59 UTC
Is this still a problem in 6.2?

Comment 3 Derek Tattersall 2000-04-25 13:04:59 UTC
There is no entry for a Slovak keyboard in the installer's keyboard menu in 6.2.

Comment 4 Michael Fulbright 2000-08-17 22:16:22 UTC
Please verify we fixed this in Pinstripe.

Comment 5 Brock Organ 2000-08-30 14:35:58 UTC
There is no entry for a Slovak keyboard in the installer's keyboard menu in
post-pinstripe internal trees ...

Comment 6 Brent Fox 2000-12-15 07:27:19 UTC
When I go to a terminal and try 'setxkbmap us_sk_qwerty' or 'setxkbmap
us_sk_qwertz', or any of the other entries in /usr/lib/X11/xkb/keymap that look
like they might be right for the Slovak keyboard, I get the error message:

Error loading new keyboard description

What is the correct keymap for Slovak users to use?  Can you send me a working
XF86Config file and a working /etc/sysconfig/keyboard file for Slovak users.

Comment 7 Brent Fox 2000-12-15 15:25:08 UTC
Fixing this bug requires a change in a couple of places.  First is the kbd.py
file, where an entry :
   ("sk-qwerty"         , ('pc102', 'us_sk_qwerty')),
must be made.  Then, the /etc/lib/X11/xkb/rules/xfree86.lst file must be changed
to have the entry:
  us_sk_qwerty  Slovak
Then, the correct /etc/sysconfig/keyboard file gets written out and also the
correct XF86Config file gets written. I think I've resolved this issue, but it
will take some time for the xfree86.lst file to be rolled into X in our build

Comment 8 Brent Fox 2000-12-18 17:50:10 UTC
This is in CVS now.  Brock, please test when the xfree86.lst file gets put in
the build system.

Comment 9 Brock Organ 2001-01-08 18:29:34 UTC
mike, please update this when a new xfree86.lst file is available for testing
... :)

Comment 10 Brock Organ 2001-02-19 15:53:51 UTC
verified entry is present in xfree86.lst in qa0217.1 ...

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