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Bug#559878: debian-installer: keyboard e grub problems

Frans Pop wrote:
On Monday 07 December 2009, Davide Prina wrote:

1) User/password setup with a non-english keyboard configuration
In "User/password setup" the keyboard is not configured as selected. I
have selected Italian keymap, but after reboot my passwords was wrong. I
have used some not alphanumeric characters in the passwords.

I have just tried to reproduce this, but failed. The Italian keyboard selection worked fine, keyboard worked OK during installation and after reboot, and login into the installed system with a password containing non-alphabetic characters worked too.

Also others Italian people have had the same problem (I have ask on the
italian-user mailing list).

That is possible because until recently there really was a bug in the keyboard setup for the installed system, but that was fixed almost a month ago.

they say few day ago

Note: also in others installation section I have see that the keyboard
was not set as Italian. Also I noted some very strange: in some edit-box
the CapsLock was enable, but some characters was printed as lowercase
and other as uppercase.

Exactly which characters were incorrectly printed as lowercase?

I have forgotten to say that the keyboard is a wireless keyboard, probably this can be important. I have installed Debian on three PC in these days and only on the wireless keyboard I have had that problem during the installation process.

In my test at least all normal alphabetical characters were correct uppercase with capslock on. Capslock does not work on keys with accented characters like è, but AFAIK that is normal (consistent with the fact that shift on that key produces é, and not È).

No it was a normal character as 'i' (I don't remember if it is exactly the 'i' character). I have to use Shift-i to get 'I'.

Anyway if I press CapsLock and press the 'è' key I get 'È' in my main system (Debian Squeeze). If I press the Shift-è I get 'é'.

Are you sure the password problem wasn't because you had capslock on when you first entered it?

I'm sure.

Please try to reproduce both issues first before sending additional info.

Actually I don't have a system to make a complete install. I have done the following test on the eeepc with the Debian Squeeze installer with an USB stick. I have copied items in Italian language and have tried to translate they.

Advanced -> Expert install

1) choose language -> Italian -> Italia -> Continua (next)

2) Selezionare la disposizione della tastiera (Choose keyboard layout) -> Non configurare la tastiera e mantenere quella del kernel (do not configure, use kernel configuration)

Note: I have choose the kernel configuration because I don't have a ps2/USB keyboard

3) Cercare sui dischi fissi un'immagine ISO del programma di installazione (search installation ISO on hard disk) -> continua (found /dev/sda, the USB stick)

4) Caricare i componenti del programma di installazine da un'immagine ISO (load installation program component from ISO) -> continua

5) Rilevare l'hardware di rete (search network hardware) -> Continua

6) Configurare la rete (network configuration) -> eth0 -> Sì (Yes) -> Continua -> Continua

7) Configurare l'orologio (clock setup) -> ... all defaults

8) Rilevare i dischi (search disks)

9) Partizionamento dei dischi (Disks partitioning) -> Manuale (manual) -> ... -> 0% root reservetion, relatime

10) Installare il sistema base (base system installation) -> Italia (keyboard layout) -> linux-image-2.6.686 -> mirato: solo i driver necessari a questo sistema (only driver needed by this system)

11) Impostazioni utenti e password -> Sì -> Sì -> - (password) -> Sì -> (here the keyboard has not the Italian Layout) -> _ (password)

I have stopped the installation because the keyboard layout is not Italian for sure.

Note: I have try to look in the Ctrl-Alt-F2 console if the keyboard become Italian during the steps, but it is always English


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