Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 74988
upgrading from 7.3 spanish keyboard wrong characters
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:47:03 EDT
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Description of problem:
Upgrading from 7.3 where keyboard is set as Spanish (es) in kbdconfig, once
upgraded to 8.0 you can not write spanish charaters and are wrong displayed
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install Redhat 7.3 with spanish spain keyboard (es)
2.Upgrade it to 8.0
Actual Results: when starting daemons you could see characters like accents are
wrong and you can not type it with the keyboard.
workarround, once installed login as root and type kbdconfig and choose es-cp850
instead of es.
And it will be solved.
If I understand you correctly, you're saying that the behavior of the es keymap
changed between 7.3 and 8.0?
I am saying that if you install rh 7.3 with keyboard "es" and then upgrade it to
8.0 selecting "es" during the installation, then the special characters you see
on screen are wrong.
I suspect that this problem isn't caused by kbdconfig. The problem is that the
behavior of they keymap changed. kbdconfig only allows you to switch from one
keymap to the other...it doesn't change the behavior of the keymap themselves.
Having said that, I'm not sure that there's anything we can do about this at
this point. You have found a workaround...that may be the only way to fix the
Closing as 'wontfix'