Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 963202
keymap can not be set after netboot text install
Last modified: 2013-09-29 14:09:47 EDT
Description of problem:
The keymap can not be set by using localectl
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
F19 Alpha netboot image
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Get image and launch a text mode installatio in vm and install system
2. Login to the console as root
3. run: localectl set-keymap de
4. run: cat /etc/vconsole.conf
5. run: localectl
System Locale: LANG=de_DE.UTF-8
VC Keymap: de
X11 Layout: de
X11 Model: pc105
X11 Options: terminate:ctrl_alt_bksp
6. Press "z" key, "y" appears on the screen - darn!
7. run loadkeys de
8. Press "z" key, "z" appears on the screen - wuhu!
Keymap can not be set using localectl
What is the output of:
# systemctl status systemd-vconsole-setup.service
# localectl set-keymap de
I think systemd only updates tty0 by restarting systemd-vconsole-setup.service.
If tty[1-9] are already used, they will not be updated by localectl.
What is the contents of /proc/cmdline?
(background: the kernel command line setting always overrides system config, hence you can set localectl as many times as you wish to set the locale settings, as long as something is written in /proc/cmdline to override it is ignore...)
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 1001411 ***