Description of problem:
This is most likely a dupe of bug 519739 (for Fedora).
Basically I selected a UK keyboard during the install. However
at first login, it chooses a US keyboard. This could mean that
I couldn't type my password if it contained certain punctuation.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
RHEL 6 beta 2
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install using a UK keyboard.
2. Reboot and go through firstboot.
3. Select your name at log in window.
Selects US keyboard.
Should respect my installation choice.
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Do you have a UK keyboard mapping on text consoles?
(In reply to comment #3)
> Do you have a UK keyboard mapping on text consoles?
gdm does not seem to honor settings from /etc/sysconfig/keyboard.
Reassigning to gdm.
Contents of this file on the VM:
$ sudo virt-cat RHEL6beta2x64 /etc/sysconfig/keyboard
please attach your Xorg.log file.
Created attachment 430036 [details]
Attached is /var/log/Xorg.0.log from the latest boot.
Created attachment 430037 [details]
Screengrab from login screen showing US keyboard selected
Looks like a dupe of Bug 595654 which should be resolved. Can you please verify you have system-setup-keyboard-0.7-4.el6 installed?
In your log, the Power Button device is added with US keyboard, prompting GNOME to assume US as well (see 595654 for mor details). This should be resolved by now, I'm rather confused that it isn't on your machine.
Yes, it's fixed by installing that update.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 595654 ***