Installing 10.8 with Dvorak/FileVault on requires blind password entry on reboot
||Date Originated:||19 Jun 2012|
|Product:||Mac OS X
||Product Version:||10.8 DP4|
Summary: During the install reboot required by a 10.8 OS install, my Mac loses track of the fact that I'm running with a Dvorak keyboard. Filevault kicks in early in the boot process, requiring a password to unlock the disk. It requires this password in Qwerty. Since I've moved my keycaps, I have to type in the Filevault password blind, or looking at another Qwerty keyboard for reference.
Steps to Reproduce:
- Set up a Mac with 10.7, make sure to turn on Filevault and select the keyboard as "Dvorak" during installation so that it's the expected keyboard of the root user.
- Notice that rebooting under 10.7 will correctly use the Dvorak keyboard with Filevault to unlock the disk.
- Install 10.8 DP4 on this disk, and reboot when requested.
Expected Results: Filevault window appears, should unlock when password is typed using a Dvorak keyboard.
Actual Results: Filevault window appears, won't accept password typed using Dvorak keyboard. Will accept password if typed as if the keyboard is Qwerty.
Regression: Appeared in 10.8; unsure if it appears earlier than DP4.
- Because the password field is concealing the letters typed, it can be hard to figure out what's going on. Years of Dvorak keyboard use as a developer have gotten me used to this sort of bug, but it could be very difficult for eg. a non-developer AZERTY keyboard user.
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