> This happened to me as well, check if a slight change to the systemd
> unit file helps:
> RequiresMountsFor=/usr /tmp
> i.e. add /tmp
> My /tmp is mounted as tmpfs so that could pose a problem. After changing
> this line console-setup seems to start normally during the boot up.
I have this same problem and I tried this solution and it didn’t fix the problem for me. However, when I then ran 'rm /etc/console-setup/cached_*' and then 'setupcon --save-only' and this fixed the problem.
As I am running etckeeper, I checked to see the difference in the newly generated files and noticed that the old loadkeys in /etc/console-setup/cached_setup_keyboard.sh refers to a temporary file in /tmp whereas the new version refers to /etc/console-setup/cached_UTF-8_del.kmap.gz instead. See here:
root@duck:/etc# git diff
diff --git a/console-setup/cached_setup_keyboard.sh b/console-setup/cached_setup_keyboard.sh
index bdc822d..30b46c1 100755
@@ -10,4 +10,4 @@ kbd_mode '-u' < '/dev/tty3'
kbd_mode '-u' < '/dev/tty4'
kbd_mode '-u' < '/dev/tty5'
kbd_mode '-u' < '/dev/tty6'
-loadkeys '/tmp/tmpkbd.iDWdSi' > '/dev/null'
+loadkeys '/etc/console-setup/cached_UTF-8_del.kmap.gz' > '/dev/null'
It would seem to me that when the original cached_setup_keyboard.sh was generated previously, the temporary file was incorrectly put into /etc/ console-setup/cached_setup_keyboard.sh instead of the correct file.