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
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: initscripts (Show other bugs)
6.0
i386 Linux
medium Severity medium
: ---
: ---
Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
:
Depends On:
Blocks:
  Show dependency treegraph
 
Reported: 1999-10-19 16:52 EDT by andreas.ames
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:10 EDT (History)
1 user (show)

See Also:
Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Story Points: ---
Clone Of:
Environment:
Last Closed: 1999-10-27 16:10:31 EDT
Type: ---
Regression: ---
Mount Type: ---
Documentation: ---
CRM:
Verified Versions:
Category: ---
oVirt Team: ---
RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:
Cloudforms Team: ---


Attachments (Terms of Use)

  None (edit)
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
later...

Note You need to log in before you can comment on or make changes to this bug.