Release Engineering

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FS#69292 - [archiso] CapsLock behaves strange while booting from iso

Attached to Project: Release Engineering
Opened by Samuel (qux42) - Monday, 11 January 2021, 18:23 GMT
Last edited by David Runge (dvzrv) - Monday, 29 March 2021, 17:09 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category ArchISO
Status Assigned
Assigned To David Runge (dvzrv)
Architecture x86_64
Severity Medium
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 0%
Votes 0
Private No



When booting from the newest ISO (2021.01.01) the CapsLock doesn't work. Only when pressed in combination with either shift, ctrl or alt, the expected behavior occurs.
Switching keyboard-layout (with loadkeys or localectl) (us, de-latin1, etc.) doesn't change anything. I tried it on 2 different laptops - both show same behavior. Booting a centos from usb, the capslock works like intended.

For me this is quite important, because the keybord layout I'm using is heavily dependent on capsLock as it is used as a modifier.
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Comment by Samuel (qux42) - Monday, 11 January 2021, 18:32 GMT
Tested older versions. Until (including) 2020.10.01 it still works as intended. From 2020.11.01 onwards it behaves strange.