Bug #9461

kbd does not switch keyboard layout

Added by Dan-Simon Myrland 10 months ago. Updated 6 months ago.

Status:ClosedStart date:2018-04-12
Priority:NormalDue date:
Assignee:-% Done:


Target version:-
Difficulty:Medium Tags:needs-triage


Trying to switch keyboard layout on the console with kbd fails,
it doesn't change the default US layout.

How to reproduce:
svcadm enable vtdaemon (to enable tty1, then Ctrl + Alt + F1 and log in)
kbd -s (or kbd -s French, or another layout)

However, runnig loadkeys manualy works, eg:
sudo loadkeys /usr/share/lib/keytables/type_6/dvorak

Is perhaps kbd looking in the wrong place for its keyboard layout..?


#1 Updated by Bryan Horstmann-Allen 10 months ago

  • Target version deleted (Hipster)
  • Category deleted (OS/Net (Kernel and Userland))
  • Project changed from OpenIndiana Distribution to illumos gate

#2 Updated by Electric Monk 6 months ago

  • % Done changed from 0 to 100
  • Status changed from New to Closed

git commit 6d75a680fdc4059c56ee980eacd6e8b15587086f

commit  6d75a680fdc4059c56ee980eacd6e8b15587086f
Author: Toomas Soome <tsoome@me.com>
Date:   2018-08-13T16:54:56.000Z

    9461 kbd does not switch keyboard layout
    Reviewed by: Andy Fiddaman <omnios@citrus-it.co.uk>
    Reviewed by: Ken Mays <kmays2000@gmail.com>
    Approved by: Dan McDonald <danmcd@joyent.com>

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