Bug 907195 - Virtual console keymapping does not persist across a reboot
Virtual console keymapping does not persist across a reboot
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: system-config-keyboard (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Lubomir Rintel
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2013-02-03 12:49 EST by Bill C. Riemers
Modified: 2014-02-05 13:50 EST (History)
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Description Bill C. Riemers 2013-02-03 12:49:32 EST
Description of problem:

Ever since Fedora 17 I have had the problem that my keymappings do not persist across reboots.  I have full disk encryption enabled.  My kernel has the setting KEYTABLE="dvorak".  That works sufficiently that during the reboot process, I can enter my encryption password and unlock the drive.  However, once booted if I go to a virtual console I have to login using a QWERTY mapping.  Once logged in I can run system-config-keyboard and restore the DVORAK mapping.  That will persist until my next login.

My /etc/sysconfig/keyboards file also contains the lines:


Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
Method 1:
1. Upgrade a system that uses a DVORAK keymapping
2. Attempt to login to a virtual console.
Method 2:
1. Attempt to change a system using a US keymapping to dvorak
2. Reboot
3. Try to login on a virtual console

Actual results:

Login fails, because DVORAK is being used

Expected results:

Login should succeed.

Additional info:

I read in another bugzilla report the parameter was renamed to KEYMAP instead of KEYTABLE.  I tried the substitution but the same problem persists.
Comment 1 Bill C. Riemers 2013-02-03 13:00:04 EST
Oops the Actual results line should have read:

Login fails, because DVORAK is NOT being used
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