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Bug 69170

Summary: How to configure keyboard layout at startup
Product: [OLD] Docs-user Reporter: Thomas Wabner <waffel>
Component: Translated DocumentationAssignee: Docs Team <docs-team>
Severity: normal    
Priority: High    
Version: unspecified   
Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---

Description Thomas Wabner 2004-10-27 10:06:37 UTC
The german handbook of gentoo doesn't describe how to setup your keyboard-layout if you start the gentoo cd (stage 1,2,3). The default layout is set to "us" but for example i have a german pc-105 keyboard.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Try to boot from a gentoo image cd
2. the keyboard layout is set wrong

Expected Results:  
Please document how to set the keyboard layout to other than "us".
Comment 1 Xavier Neys (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-10-27 12:01:18 UTC
Doesn't the dokeymap boot option work?

And below:
If you are installing Gentoo on a system with a non-US keyboard, make sure you boot the LiveCD with the dokeymap boot option.

It might be a good idea to make it stand out a bit more in translations.
Comment 2 Xavier Neys (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-11-24 02:41:06 UTC
Current German handbook:

"Wenn Sie Gentoo auf einem System mit einer non-US Tastatur installieren, booten sie die LiveCD mit der dokeymap Option."

Current English handbook us up-to-date and 2004.3 now has a nokeymap option and does dokeymap be default:

"You will then be greeted with a boot screen and progress bar. If you are installing Gentoo on a system with a non-US keyboard, make sure you press F2 to switch to verbose mode and follow the prompt. If no selection is made in 10 seconds the default (US keyboard) will be accepted and the boot process will continue."
Comment 3 Thomas Wabner 2004-11-26 08:48:29 UTC
Thanks. The new installation works fine and we never need more some information in the handbook (it is self describing).