keyboard layout indicator sometimes doesn't appear on session start

Bug #1720363 reported by suslikk on 2017-09-29
This bug affects 9 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
mate-panel (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Steps to reproduce:
1. Install Ubuntu 17.10 MATE final (ubuntu-mate-17.10-desktop-i386.iso, SHA256SUM Checksum 209553ca1a73f67bb309f84fadd5bc4e445ebc1cdf7a75b8448e6106fb85a8cf) and set Russian keyboard layout during installation in Ubiquity.
2. Boot installed system and log-in to it.

Expected results:
* "ru"/"en" text is shown in `mate-panel`

Actual results:
* "ru"/"en" text is not shown in `mate-panel`

APolihron (apolitech) wrote :

Please update your system or reinstall using the latest iso! I have En and Ro and i have the indicator. And i tested in all the panel layouts!

Changed in ubuntu-mate:
status: New → Invalid
Changed in ubuntu-mate:
status: Invalid → Won't Fix
status: Won't Fix → Incomplete
suslikk (suslikkreal) wrote :

update system today, without result... I have 3 users on PC and all dont have keyboard layout indicator.

suslikk (suslikkreal) wrote :

Today try remove in keyboard settings En layout and add it again. After that keyboard layouts appeared. But after relogin or reboot it disappeared.

Changed in ubuntu-mate:
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
Vlad Orlov (monsta) on 2017-10-16
tags: added: artful
summary: - Layout keyboar indicator
+ keyboard layout indicator sometimes doesn't appear on session start
Vlad Orlov (monsta) wrote :

Here's an update to an existing patch, in the debdiff format. Should fix the problem.

Alternatively, a new patch can be added from:

Norbert (nrbrtx) wrote :

Got this bug on fresh Ubuntu 17.10 MATE installation:

mate1710@mate1710:~$ cat /etc/os-release
VERSION="17.10 (Artful Aardvark)"
PRETTY_NAME="Ubuntu 17.10"
mate1710@mate1710:~$ cat /etc/default/keyboard

# Consult the keyboard(5) manual page.



description: updated
tags: added: apport-collected

ApportVersion: 2.20.7-0ubuntu3
Architecture: i386
CurrentDesktop: MATE
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 17.10
InstallationDate: Installed on 2017-10-21 (0 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu-MATE 17.10 "Artful Aardvark" - Release i386 (20171018)
Package: mate-panel 1.18.4-2
PackageArchitecture: i386
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.13.0-16.19-generic 4.13.4
Tags: artful
Uname: Linux 4.13.0-16-generic i686
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
UserGroups: adm cdrom dip lpadmin plugdev sambashare sudo
_MarkForUpload: True

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description: updated

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tags: added: patch
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in mate-panel (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Robert Tari (robert-tari) wrote :

Confirmed. No keyboard layout indicator on 17.10.

Robert Tari (robert-tari) wrote :


The bug is in the mate-settings-daemon. Although it is running, it very often fails to display the indicator. The only workaround for me right now is to kill it, which causes it to reload itself. Repeat until the keyboard indicator is displayed.

killall mate-settings-daemon

Ivan (brokoli) wrote :

Same for me. UM 17.10 x64_86

Vlad Orlov (monsta) wrote :

It's finally fixed in 17.10 with mate-settings-daemon 1.18.1-2ubuntu1.

Changed in ubuntu-mate:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
Changed in mate-panel (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Invalid
Matej Kohár (ohtarelenion) wrote :

I have updated, but still get no layout indicator on booting up. Not sure why.

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