Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 88942
Wrong keyboard layout used when entering root password
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:53:04 EDT
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Description of problem:
When entering root password during clean install it seems to use US keyboard
layout, even if SE keyboard layout was choosen in the beginning of the install.
The problem is not detected until root tries to log in for the first time.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Make clean install of RHL 9, in graphical mode.
2.Choose Swedish keyboard layout
3.Enter rootpassord using nonstandard characters(with - in the password
4.Make a clean server install. Do not add any packages.
7.Try to login as root
Actual Results: I could NOT log in as root.
I had to figure out what my password entering my "swedish" password on an US
keyboard layout. Then I knew what to write and log in and then I could change
Expected Results: That the swedish keyboard layout was used when entering the
USB keyboard and mouse was used.
Looks like a duplicate of bug 78060
I can't reproduce this here at all. What sort of installation are you doing?
How are you booting? Are there any error messages on tty3 or tty4 about loading
When I did this I:
1. booted from CD
2. choose graphical install
3. Choose swedish keyboard layout and +1 GMT time.
4. Made up my own partitions
5. Made up a root password with non characters in it. Lika - \ < and such that
are placed on different places on a US or SE keyboard.
6. Waited for formating of disk, for files to install and restart of machine.
Then I could not log in. For an example try to press the keys producing these
signs on different keymaps.
It's the same physical keys.
My problem ended that I had to (in windows) turn to US keymap, write my
rootpassword in notepad, see the actual signs it became and enter that on my
linux box. The funny thing is that the swedish keymap has been turned on AFTER
the restart of the newly installed machine.
So during install I write a password on a SE keyboard, but with a US keymap it
seems. And when I log in the first time I write my password on a SE keyboard
with a SE keymap.
I hope I described it clear enough, please ask again otherwise. I don't know
anything about tty3 or tty4, since I'm a newbie and menthos, who helped me
during the process, also asked me to submit this.
*** Bug 106912 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Same problem with Fedora core 1 with graphic install mode.
1) The selected language for install process is ENGLISH
2) The selected Keymap is French (AZERTY keyboard)
3) It is possible to see the problem earlier when partitioning the
disk with diskdruid. If you wont to create a local mount point for a
partition (ex: /tempo) when entering this mount point, the keyboard is
in QWERTY mode, not the AZERTY mode selected.
Mays be the problem is related to the English language/non english
This looks like it should be better in our current releases.