First switching of the keyboard layout doesn't update the layout indicator

Bug #958007 reported by Doctor Rover on 2012-03-17
340
This bug affects 74 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Indicator keyboard
New
Undecided
William Hua
Ubuntu network, Bluetooth, keyboard menus
Invalid
Low
Unassigned
gnome-settings-daemon (Ubuntu)
Medium
Unassigned

Bug Description

Good day!

I am reporting this bug after this one has been fixed: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/oneiric/+source/gnome-settings-daemon/+bug/885730
This is because an issue remained with incorrect keyboard layout displaying by the indicator.

The problem is in the first keyboard layout switching right after start of an application. The first switching leads to actual change of the layout but it is not followed by the indicator change.

To reproduce:
1) Start any application (say, gedit). The layout is "en" and the indicator shows also "en".
2) Switch the layout to the other. The layout will actually be changed but the indicator will still show "en" which is incorrect.

And one more observation. If you do something (press Alt to reveal HUD, switch to another window and then return back) before the first layout change, the indicator will react correctly after that.
Also, I can reproduce this within both settings "Use the same layout for all windows" and "Allow different layouts for individual windows".

Thank you!

P.S. This is my first bug report, so if something is wrong, I give my sincere apology. Please correct me then.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: gnome-settings-daemon 3.3.91-0ubuntu6
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-18.29-generic-pae 3.2.9
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-18-generic-pae i686
ApportVersion: 1.94.1-0ubuntu2
Architecture: i386
CasperVersion: 1.311
Date: Sat Mar 17 20:43:56 2012
LiveMediaBuild: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Alpha i386 (20120317)
ProcEnviron:
 LANG=ru_RU.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: gnome-settings-daemon
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Doctor Rover (doctor-rover) wrote :
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in gnome-settings-daemon (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Charles Kerr (charlesk) wrote :

Hi Rover, thanks for reporting this secondary issue in its own ticket :)

Olli Ries (ories) on 2012-03-27
Changed in ubuntu-indicator-mods:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Low
Changed in gnome-settings-daemon (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low

I have the problem with keyboard indicator. After upgrade (with upgrade-manager -d) disappeared keybord indicator (раскладка utf8 ru)

Changed in gnome-settings-daemon (Ubuntu):
importance: Low → Medium
Skydan (e-zbmw) wrote :

I have also this problem! Want to fix it!

Doctor Rover (doctor-rover) wrote :

I'm sorry for bothering all the subscribers, but this bug still exists in Raring. As I can see from the blueprint https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/desktop-r-gnome-fallback , the keyboard layout indicator will not be rewritten “to be a proper indicator” within the Raring cycle. Thus, we will have this long-living bug for another half a year unless it will be fixed.
At the moment, Raring shows promise to be quite good and stable release. Maybe it is a good time to finally fix this old annoying bug to increase the overall stability and usability of Raring?..

Dmitry Shachnev (mitya57) wrote :

> As I can see from the blueprint https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/desktop-r-gnome-fallback , the keyboard layout indicator will not be rewritten “to be a proper indicator” within the Raring cycle.

Keyboard indicator is being written: https://code.launchpad.net/~attente/+junk/indicator-keyboard. It won't be in raring, but hopefully there will be a PPA.

Doctor Rover (doctor-rover) wrote :

Dmitry, thank you for the valuable information!
Definitely, a new indicator is much better than fixing a bug in an expected-to-be-obsolete component. Let's hope it will indeed be available soon via PPA.

William Ranvaud (wiranvaud) wrote :

Still happening on Saucy too...

amjjawad  (amjjawad) wrote :

13.10 is affected by this as well.

Charles Kerr (charlesk) on 2013-11-03
Changed in indicator-keyboard:
assignee: nobody → William Hua (attente)
Changed in ubuntu-indicator-mods:
status: Confirmed → Invalid
Nazar Mokrynskyi (nazar-pc) wrote :

How long you are planning to save this bug?

Doctor Rover (doctor-rover) wrote :

As for me, I do not experience this bug any more in 13.10. It looks like it's finally fixed. Thanks!
If nobody else can see the "first switching" issue, then, I believe, the ticket can closed.

sasha (vcsasha) wrote :

i have it. first switching dos`t change indicator.

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