Bug 6928 - Text install does not use keyboard layout
Summary: Text install does not use keyboard layout
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer
Version: 6.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jay Turner
QA Contact:
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Reported: 1999-11-11 15:28 UTC by udippel
Modified: 2015-01-07 23:39 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-11-29 20:29:29 UTC

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Description udippel 1999-11-11 15:28:50 UTC
Installing RH6.1 with graphical interface, my selection of
keyboard layout (german) is accepted (test area), used
throughout the installation and implemented.
During text installation, whatever I enter, the keyboard
layout is US. Even after reboot, the keyboard is invariably
US. In RH6.0 this worked fine, also in text install.

Comment 1 udippel 1999-11-16 15:47:59 UTC
To add some precision and examples to the report(s) since we use a mixture of
RH6.0 and RH6.1 and a mixture of german and swiss-german keyboards:
Text install RH6.1: keyboard layout entered as 'german'. Consequently, mount
point '/' would require shift+7. But shift+7 brings up the '&' (US
layout). Entering any 'y' in root password (invisible) later - after reboot -
requires 'z' (and vice versa). In the terminal/shell v,d and | appear as '[' and
similar (I hope those appear on your screen in this mail - I talk about the
german 'Umlaute'!). In X everything seems to be okay as far as I have seen.
The situation is very much different with the swiss-german keyboard. Though
entered correctly during install (and displayed in linuxconf) in terminal and X
I find US throughout.
I am really sorry if I confused the behaviour under RH6.0 and 6.1 w.r.t. german
and swiss-german keyboard and(!) text and graphic installer. In any case: we
don't use a single US keyboard but English throughout without exceptions. This
just comes to my mind: maybe it has to do with passing of german keyboard
parameters correctly (only) when german is selected as language?
Only in case you want to give a fast try:
german keyboard:       shift+3 -> ' (paragraph)
swiss-german keyboard: shift+3 -> * (asterix)
us keyboard:           shift+3 -> # (hash)
Just ask if more details are required!

Comment 2 Jay Turner 1999-11-29 20:29:59 UTC
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 7275 ***

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