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Bug#562557: console-setup: Wrong keyboard in single mode/normal boot failure

On Fri, Dec 25, 2009 at 09:35:42PM +0100, Eric Valette wrote:
> I had a file system witha date set in the future, and thus entered 
> single mode. I had then a wrong keyboard

This shouldn't be happening so I need you to make few tests in order to 
see what went wrong.

First, to make it clear - I suppose you you entered single user mode 
from the corresponding menu item of grup?  If you used 'emergency' mode 
(option -b at grub menu) then it would be normal for the keyboard to be 
leaven unconfigured.

Second, while you machine is entering single user mode do you see the 
text 'Setting preliminary keymap'?  If you don't, do you have a file 

Third, if you see the text 'Setting preliminary keymap', can you test 
that the keyboard is still unconfigured? What is the output of the 

ls -l /etc/default/keyboard /etc/console-setup/cached.kmap.gz

Console-setup uses time-stamps in order to determine whether the 
keyboard map needs recompiling.  If your date/time was incorrect and 
cached.kmap.gz seems newer than /etc/default/keyboard then console-setup 
will never recompile the keymap.  If this is the case, then you need to 
remove /etc/console-setup/cached.kmap.gz.

Anton Zinoviev

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