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support keyboard layout switching in initrd

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When using an encrypted root partition only plain ASCII characters are possible as passphrase. International users may want to also use special characters though.



icons/user_comment.png P. D. wrote: (7 years ago)

This is a real issue, that has to be fixed.

Users using a qwertz or an azerty layout (on another more exotic layout) will fall in that trap, and if they don't know qwerty well enough, they'll be stuck.

icons/user_comment.png D. F. wrote: (5 years ago)

Is this still an issue in current release or has this been resolved? Please provide more info by 5/22/2013 in order to keep the request open. Thanks!

icons/user_comment.png S. v. wrote: (4 years ago)

No these issue is active! It is not resolved :(

icons/user_comment.png B. V. wrote: (4 years ago)

It's not only an issue, that only ASCII characters are allowed. The other problem is, that the password often was typed in with an international keyboard layout in YaST Setup and later after rebooting it should be typed in with English keyboard layout. For some users it may be hard to find the keys for characters like _-,;/\ and so on, especially because the password can not be seen.

icons/user_comment.png L. N. wrote: (15 months ago)

remove needinfo for myself.
nowadays dracut handles this

Last change: 15 months ago
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