Bug 6097 - loading keymap doesn4t work if /usr is a partition by its own
loading keymap doesn4t work if /usr is a partition by its own
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: initscripts (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
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Reported: 1999-10-19 16:52 EDT by andreas.ames
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:10 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-10-27 16:10:31 EDT
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Description andreas.ames 1999-10-19 16:52:42 EDT
in script /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit:
in the keymap-load code there is a check if directory
/usr/lib/kbd/keymaps exists before calling loadkeys with the
user-provided keymap-setting ( in /etc/sysconfig/keyboard ).
this is done before filesystems are mounted. so if /usr is
an own partition this code doesn4t work.
furthermore after upgrading from Red Hat 5.2 the file
/etc/sysconfig/console/default.kmap exists, so that the user
provided keymap-setting isn4t recognized by the code
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-10-19 16:59:59 EDT
The test for /usr/lib/kbd/keymaps is there precisely
so it doesn't try to load it when /usr isn't mounted.

/etc/sysconfig/console/default.kmap is there so that a keyboard
map can be loaded early (for fsck recovery, etc.)
The regular keymap will be loaded by the keytable init script

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