Grub keyboard default to us after update

Bug #850391 reported by Maraschin on 2011-09-14
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
console-setup (Ubuntu)
Abhishek kumar singh

Bug Description

After update 11.10 on the 12/sept, the grub keyboard mapping was changed from Swedish to US.
My biggest problem is that i've encrypted discs with charactes that do not exist in the american keyboard and i can not boot the system any more.
Please, is there a work around to change grub keyboard maping/layout onthe fly?
I do not want to change the language but the keyboard! And this was working 4 days ago...

Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

This is likely an issue with console-setup and you might want to look at /etc/default/keyboard and the settings in there.

Changed in grub (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
affects: grub (Ubuntu) → console-setup (Ubuntu)
Maraschin (carlo-maraschin) wrote :

Keyboard layout is set correct there, model is pc105 and layout is se.
Just to complicate i do use englisg as the language so locale is en_GB
But i always had this combination and it was working before

Maraschin (carlo-maraschin) wrote :

By the way, there was a problem in Alpha 2 installation which couldn't set a combination of language/keyboard that wasn't expected. Like English language (locale) with a Swedish or German keyboard. This was resolved with Alpha 3 (alpha 1 was working as well). After I did a full update (I did not reinstall the system), the problem got back.

I'm not sure if this will still be valid after I do login into the system, since I can't enter the encryption password.
I did boot with the alpha 3 DVD and could mount the encrypted disc but I've no idea where to try to look for a fix since /etc/default/keyboard is correctly set.

At boot time, I did edit grub configuration to add:

set lang=sv_SE

but I still get the american keyboard.

Maraschin (carlo-maraschin) wrote :

The problem is within ATI drivers provided by ubuntu, it starts after I install it. If I remove it goes back to normal.
If I try to download from ATI instead and build it myself, it will work as it should... it only happens when installing the drivers provided by ubuntu which are found at System Settings / Hardware / Additional Drivers ...

See Bug #860865

Changed in console-setup (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Abhishek kumar singh (abhishekkumarsingh-cse)
status: New → In Progress
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