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Feature #9942

Give pfSense the possibility to change the keyboard Layout for console users

Added by Pim Pish 3 days ago.

Status:
New
Priority:
Normal
Assignee:
-
Category:
Operating System
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Start date:
12/04/2019
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0%

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Description

In pfSense 2.4.4 you can choose a keyboard Layout during installation but the selection won't affect the system. Keyboard Layout on the console (not SSH) will remain qwerty, no matter what.
Even after installation you cannot change the layout permanently. In the GUI there's no option to change the keyboard layout.

There are commands like kbdmap or kbdcontrol but they will not change the layout persistently.
Especially when you set pfSense to ask for a password for console users in System / Advanced / Admin Access / Console Options / Console Menu, which I think should be default, users will have problems entering their password if they are not familiar with qwerty layout. Passwords should contain special characters, right?

My forum thread:
https://forum.netgate.com/topic/148227/change-keyboard-layout-permanently/12

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