[Clfs-support] Keymap/Console font trouble in X86_64 pure64

Lauri Kasanen curaga at operamail.com
Sun Apr 6 05:54:21 PDT 2008

> Hi
> I just got a new machine, my first 64-bit capable one. So I wanted 
> to go fully 64-bit, and finished cross-lfs 64-bit today. I didn't 
> deviate much, I just used grub and linux The book is the 
> current dev one, SVN-20080228.
> The issue: existing files in my encoding (ISO-8859-15) show the 
> scandic letters (åäö) as question marks. When I type them in 
> console they show properly, but emit an invisible character before 
> them, causing trouble for bash.
> Locale is fi_FI at euro, using ISO-8859-15. Console font is lat0-16 -m 
> 8859-15. These settings are identical to my previous LFS builds, 
> which worked properly. They did have kbd 1.12 instead of the 
> current 1.13, maybe that broke my locale..
> So, does anyone have clue wether this is a keymap, font, or some 
> other problem?
> Thanks, Lauri

Responding to myself. Blah ;P

Well, I found the solution. The troublemaker was me using framebuffer console & kbd mode being unicode by default.

What I did was just copy the "console" bootscript from my LFS install (0.03 vs. 0.00 in CLFS) which has nice logic for the framebuffer, and suddenly everything works. All keys show correctly, kbd mode is ascii as it should be.

Also, I found a bug in the book: udev-118 uses the "uucp" group instead of dialout, which is still set in CLFS. This causes 3 error lines at boot.

So, bootscript & group updating might be in order, otherwise my experience with CLFS was very positive :D


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