[Bug 521878] [NEW] console keymap settings lost after reboot

Jarod Andre.Weidemann at web.de
Sun Feb 14 20:19:38 UTC 2010

Public bug reported:

Binary package hint: console-data

I am running Lucid-amd64 on my machine.

lsb_release -rd
Description:    Ubuntu lucid (development branch)
Release:        10.04

I installed it via:
debootstrap --arch amd64 lucid /tftpboot/ubuntu-10.4 http://de.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/
chroot /tftpboot/ubuntu-10.4
apt-get install language-pack-en
apt-get install nfs-common linux-image-2.6.32-13-generic console-data
### I set the keymap to qwertz -> Germany -> latin1 - no dead keys. ###
groupadd ...
useradd ...
passwd ...
vigr ...

After editing /etc/initramfs-tools/initramfs.conf for boot via NFS and updating the initrd, I bootet the machine via PXE and had an english keymap after fist login.
I then did "dpkg-reconfigure console-data". The following dialog showed the settings I did during install. After dpkg-reconfigure was done, I had the correct console keyboard layout again. But after a reboot, I was back to the English layout.
Even with a working German layout I cannot type any Umlauts (äöü) or ß.

dpkg -l|egrep "kbd|console-data|language-pack" shows the following:

ii  console-data                     2:1.10-1                                       keymaps, fonts, charset maps, fallback table
ii  kbd                              1.15-1ubuntu1                                  Linux console font and keytable utilities
ii  language-pack-en                 1:10.04+20100206.1                             translation updates for language English
ii  language-pack-en-base            1:10.04+20100206.1                             translations for language English

Thanks for your help.

** Affects: console-data (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

console keymap settings lost after reboot
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