Keyboard layout reverting to US on (every) reboot

Bug #688936 reported by Jure Sah on 2010-12-11
This bug affects 12 people
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Bug Description


Upgraded 10.04 to 10.10 recently and now my keyboard layout resets to USA on every reboot. I have tried removing USA from the list of choices and applying the settings system-wide but it keeps coming back and becoming default on every reboot.

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Gursel MUTLU (g-mutlu) wrote :

Same bug here!

Gursel MUTLU (g-mutlu) wrote :

My workaround is to add the following line in ~/.bash_rc to set it to Turkish(tr)
"gconftool-2 --type list --list-type string --set /desktop/gnome/peripherals/keyboard/kbd/layouts [tr]"

"Confirmed", this bug is clearly a by-design issue of gdm ignoring gnome/gconf settings.

For anyone hoping Lucid will see this fixed, do not bother. This will most likely get fixed only for gdm3 :( See linked forums thread for a workaround.

tags: added: lucid
Changed in indicator-applet:
status: New → Confirmed
Jure Sah (dustwolfy) wrote :

I find it very unlikely that this bug which occasionally appears upon upgrade from Ubuntu 10.04 to 10.10 (appeared on one of my machine, but not the 3 others) is a by-design issue.

Just tell us which file we have to delete to get this broken functionality back to normal. It is very annoying, have to reset the keyboard layout settings on every single boot.


I've finally found a solution for this:

1) Log out.
2) Click on your account, but don't enter the password yet.
3) A small bar with several drop-down lists appears on the very bottom of the login screen. You probably never noticed it before - I for sure didn't ;)
4) Select the correct keyboard layout in the second-from-left drop-down list.
5) Login.

Fixed :)

Jure Sah (dustwolfy) wrote :

That worked for me, thanks Martin.

tags: added: natty
darkween (darkween) wrote :

@Martin von Wittich that solution works...
but! when start ubuntu appears the applet of keyboard with the 2 languages...
and i cant eliminate the language that i don't need...

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