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How to install `kbd` on Atomic Host - Missing Keyboard Layouts

asked 2016-12-14 10:50:16 +0000

huygens gravatar image

updated 2016-12-14 12:23:43 +0000

I just installed CentOS 7 Atomic Host on baremetal. But before I enable SSH access and all, I want to configure a few things on the local console. However, and eventhough I selected the correct layout for the keyboard during install, I get the US layout for the keyboard.

The configuration during installation was correct, the /etc/vconsole.conf and localectl status both are showing that I should have my local keyboard layout. But running localectl list-keymaps shows that they are no alternative keymaps installed. So eventhough I can select my local keymap, the system does not have the files to apply the setting correctly.

How can I install the keymaps files (I think they are in the kdb package)? As you is not an option (not installed), can I simply download the CentOS 7 rpms and install them manually using the rpm command? Will this break the "atomic-ity" of Atomic Host upgrades in the future?

PS: I guess this is a bug in CentOS 7 Atomic Host. Where shall this be reported?

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answered 2017-11-09 09:30:48 +0000

SteveM gravatar image

We also had problems like this. But is was even harder to fix. Because we had this problem on all computers here in our thesis writing service office. But thank you, huygens. This helped us a lot. So if you will need some help feel free to contact me!

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answered 2016-12-14 14:44:13 +0000

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Currently what I did is the following:

mount -o remount,rw /usr
rpm -ivh kbd-1.15.5-11.el7.x86_64.rpm kbd-legacy-1.15.5-11.el7.noarch.rpm kbd-misc-1.15.5-11.el7.noarch.rpm
localectl set-x11-keymap de

However I might have broken the atomicity of future update doing so. I will report when there is an update available if it failed or not. But at least I can now set a different keyboard map on my CentOS7 AH.

Note: I have downloaded the rpm from this link directly http://mirror.centos.org/centos/7/os/...

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