Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 7963
Xconfigurator fails to set keymap
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:53 EDT
After installing a RedHat 6.1 (I've only tested this on i386) the
keymap in X is incorrectly set. During Installation I select the
is-latin1 keymap (I have to use the text mode installer because that
keymap is missing from anaconda (reported in another bug report))
After Installation the keymap in X is still the US keymap. the problem
in /etc/X11/XF86Config is that the following two lines appear:
when they shoyuld be:
This is generating lots of questions from novice users, and this was not
a problem in Earlier releases of RedHat linux.
This is not limited to the is keymap, but also occurs with the uk keymap, and I
would suspect with all other non-US ones.
<WAKEY WAKEY - Please do something about this>
This also happens with fi-latin1 keyboards. Therefore we can be pretty sure
non-US is the key.
The obvious assumption is that whilst the installation script asks what keymap
is used, and uses that internally, one of the following is true:
1. The installation script does not install the selected setting on the
2. Although the installation script installs the selected setting on the
target system, it gets overwritten with the US setting later in the
Either way, it definately needs fixing...
This was fixed for Red Hat Linux 6.2 (Icelandic possibly excepted, which should
be fixed in our trees now)