Bug 7977 - Load keymap fails
Summary: Load keymap fails
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Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: initscripts
Version: 6.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
medium
medium
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bill Nottingham
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 1999-12-23 20:53 UTC by chris_tucker
Modified: 2014-03-17 02:11 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-01-18 16:59:45 UTC


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Description chris_tucker 1999-12-23 20:53:55 UTC
I want to use a UK keyboard mapping but the section of the rc.sysinit
script copied below does not work.
This is because it is run before the /usr partition has been mounted.
Therefore the test [ ... -d "/usr/lib/kbd/keymaps" ] always fails.
The solution is simply to move this whole section to later in the
script, after all partitions have been mounted read-write.

# Load keymap
KEYMAP=
if [ -f /etc/sysconfig/console/default.kmap ]; then
  KEYMAP=/etc/sysconfig/console/default.kmap
else
  . /etc/sysconfig/keyboard
  if [ -n "$KEYTABLE" -a -d "/usr/lib/kbd/keymaps" ]; then
     KEYMAP=$KEYTABLE
  fi
fi
if [ -n "$KEYMAP" ]; then
  # Since this takes in/output from stdin/out, we can't use initlog
  echo -n "Loading default keymap"
  loadkeys $KEYMAP < /dev/tty0 > /dev/tty0 2>/dev/null && \
     success "Loading default keymap" || failure "Loading default keymap"
  echo
fi

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2000-01-18 16:59:59 UTC
This is fixed in 6.1; it will only load the keymap if it's
in /etc/sysconfig/console, and it will load it later in
the keytable init script.


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