Live session set wrong keyboard layout and time zone

Bug #1297234 reported by Jimmy Sjölund on 2014-03-25
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This bug affects 13 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
console-setup (Ubuntu)
High
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Trusty
High
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ibus (Ubuntu)
High
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Trusty
High
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ubiquity (Ubuntu)
High
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Trusty
High
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Bug Description

When I boot the Ubuntu Studio 14.04 beta 2 testing it will start with keyboard set to English US and time zone as UTC. Usually I believe this would be localized to my Swedish keyboard and CET.

ubuntu-studio@ubuntu-studio:~$ lsb_release -rd
Description: Ubuntu Trusty Tahr (development branch)
Release: 14.04

ubuntu-studio@ubuntu-studio:~$ apt-cache policy keyboard-configuration
keyboard-configuration:
  Installed: 1.70ubuntu8
  Candidate: 1.70ubuntu8

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.04
Package: keyboard-configuration 1.70ubuntu8
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.13.0-19.40-lowlatency 3.13.6
Uname: Linux 3.13.0-19-lowlatency i686
ApportVersion: 2.13.3-0ubuntu1
Architecture: i386
CasperVersion: 1.339
CurrentDesktop: XFCE
Date: Tue Mar 25 11:33:44 2014
LiveMediaBuild: Ubuntu-Studio 14.04 LTS "Trusty Tahr" - Beta i386 (20140325)
PackageArchitecture: all
ProcEnviron:
 PATH=(custom, no user)
 XDG_RUNTIME_DIR=<set>
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: console-setup
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Jimmy Sjölund (jimmy-sjolund) wrote :
Elfy (elfy) wrote :

See the same with UK keyboard. Unrecognised by Ubiquity as UK layout.

affects: console-setup (Ubuntu) → ubiquity (Ubuntu)
Elfy (elfy) on 2014-03-25
affects: ubiquity (Ubuntu) → console-setup (Ubuntu)
Ubuntu QA Website (ubuntuqa) wrote :

This bug has been reported on the Ubuntu ISO testing tracker.

A list of all reports related to this bug can be found here:
http://iso.qa.ubuntu.com/qatracker/reports/bugs/1297234

tags: added: iso-testing
Jean-Baptiste Lallement (jibel) wrote :

Confirmed with Ubuntu Desktop 20140326. Selected French in ubiquity-dm and keyboard in the live session was set to US and date set to UTC.

Changed in console-setup (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
status: New → Confirmed
tags: added: rls-t-tracking
Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

This may be related to bug 1284635.

Changed in console-setup (Ubuntu Trusty):
assignee: nobody → Dimitri John Ledkov (xnox)
Changed in console-setup (Ubuntu Trusty):
status: Confirmed → New
importance: High → Undecided
assignee: Dimitri John Ledkov (xnox) → nobody
Dimitri John Ledkov (xnox) wrote :

"Install Ubuntu" can be performed in any language, as we include all translations we have for the installer-only.

Current trusty daily amd64 image has following language packs:
* en
* es
* zh_TW

So english, spanish, chinese "Try Ubuntu" sessions are supported.

If i selected in the ubiquity-dm greeter "Espanol" and then click "Probar Ubuntu" (Try ubuntu) i get a spansih localised session with all locale output set to "es_ES.UTF-8"

Can I have exact steps to reproduce this bug report? Or is this just the case that users expected for "swedish and french language packs to be available on the default image" ?

Changed in console-setup (Ubuntu Trusty):
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in ibus (Ubuntu Trusty):
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu Trusty):
assignee: nobody → Dimitri John Ledkov (xnox)
status: New → Incomplete
Papamatti (matti-lx) wrote :

As workaround, you can press a key while the livecd boots up (with the keyboard symbol at the bottom) and chose there your language. After this, the live-session and the graphical installer has the correct language and keyboard settings.

Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu Trusty):
assignee: Dimitri John Ledkov (xnox) → nobody
Changed in console-setup (Ubuntu Trusty):
status: Incomplete → Invalid
Changed in ibus (Ubuntu Trusty):
status: Incomplete → Invalid
Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu Trusty):
status: Incomplete → Invalid
Jimmy Sjölund (jimmy-sjolund) wrote :

>If i selected in the ubiquity-dm greeter "Espanol" and then click "Probar Ubuntu" (Try ubuntu) i get a spansih localised session >with all locale output set to "es_ES.UTF-8"

>Can I have exact steps to reproduce this bug report?

The USB I used for my testing was created with unetbootin where I didn't get the opportunity to choose language and Try Ubuntu. I just got the menu to choose Try or install. Perhaps that's the problem here?

Ivan Baldo (ibaldo) wrote :

If I select Spanish then I expect a default of Spanish keyboard, not english, and a second alternative of Latin American keyboard; English as a third option....
What is expected:
- select Spanish language.
- select Try Ubuntu.
- open GEdit.
- type "ñ" on my keyboard and get an "ñ" on GEdit.
Currently, when typing "ñ" we get ';' instead, because the keyboard is English by default...
Regarding the timezone setting, it should be detected by using the users public IP address automatically somehow.
I don't remember what happened in 12.04 but I think the keyboard was correctly set to Spanish by default, the timezone not so sure though...
Thanks for improving this! Love Ubuntu Live :-)

CSRedRat (csredrat) wrote :

When this fixed in 14.04 Trusty Tahr for 14.04.1 (24 July)?
Russian local.

Fabrizio Narni (shiba89) wrote :

I don't understand why this is marked as Incomplete/Invalid. Selecting the language in Ubiquity and logging into the live system, results in Ubuntu setting the keyboard layout to En anyway. That is all. The expected behaviour is:
English → En keyboard layout
Español → Es keyboard layout
Italiano → It keyboard layout
And so on...

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for ibus (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in ibus (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for console-setup (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in console-setup (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
Bruno Nova (brunonova) wrote :

This issue does exist in Trusty (probably in Utopic as well).
It didn't exist a few versions ago (I don't remember which one introduced the bug).

If I boot from the Live USB (created using "dd"), select another language (Portuguese, for example) then "Try Ubuntu", the live session has English keyboard layout, UTC time and almost all text in English (some things in Portuguese).
The text being in English is OK, but the keyboard layout and timezone not being what I selected is not OK.

And, as mentioned in comment #7, when the boot process reaches the "purple screen with some icons at the bottom" (like this: http://pix.toile-libre.org/upload/original/1347445119.png), if I press some key and then select Portuguese from there and "Try Ubuntu", the live session will have the correct keyboard layout (not sure about the timezone).

So, there's a bug somewhere.

Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
Changed in console-setup (Ubuntu Trusty):
importance: Undecided → High
Changed in ibus (Ubuntu Trusty):
importance: Undecided → High
Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu Trusty):
importance: Undecided → High
Changed in ibus (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
Changed in console-setup (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
ernie (ernestkarlsson) wrote :

This issue still exists on all our installs at the school were I work as systems administrator. The issue is not constant but every now and then one has to click on language and choose Swedish to reactivate the Swedish keyboard. Is there a viable solution i.e permanent. I have tried some workarounds that In have read about but none are permanent.

Bruno Nova (brunonova) wrote :

@ernie, I think the bug you're referring is this one: Bug LP: #1240198

Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
assignee: Dimitri John Ledkov (xnox) → nobody
Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu Trusty):
status: Invalid → Confirmed
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