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[bug #56233] Making keyboard layout reliable

From: Alberto Salvia Novella
Subject: [bug #56233] Making keyboard layout reliable
Date: Sun, 28 Apr 2019 16:30:07 -0400 (EDT)
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                 Summary: Making keyboard layout reliable
                 Project: GNU GRUB
            Submitted by: es20490446e
            Submitted on: Sun 28 Apr 2019 08:30:05 PM UTC
                Category: Booting
                Severity: Major
                Priority: 5 - Normal
              Item Group: Feature Request
                  Status: None
                 Privacy: Public
             Assigned to: None
         Originator Name: Alberto Salvia Novella
        Originator Email: address@hidden
             Open/Closed: Open
         Discussion Lock: Any
                 Release: Git master
         Reproducibility: Every Time
         Planned Release: None



I have a non USA keyboard. If in my Linux distro I set full disk encryption
using special characters the password won't work on next boot basically
because GRUB will have a different keyboard layout than when I set the
encryption password, effectively locking any non USA user out of their

Also I tried making a custom keyboard layout for GRUB, and the system was no
longer able to boot. I see there's a bug report about it on this bug tracker.

Instructions for that are:

Ideally the command "update-grub" shall get the keyboard layout from the
system and automatically apply it to GRUB. Alternatively there should be a
command to set the layout.


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