Login Screen Lacks Alterable Keyboard Layout Option

Bug #138366 reported by Satoshi Tanabe on 2007-09-09
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gdm (Ubuntu)
Roel Huybrechts

Bug Description

I chose Dvorak as my keyboard layout during installation. Now I can use Dvorak everywhere including the login screen. I really like it.

Now, if multiple users want to use my laptop (this hasn't occurred to me yet), shouldn't they be able to type their passwords using their own keyboard layouts?

How about letting the user click on his/her username (just like Fedora 7's login screen [1]) and loading each person's keyboard layout settings automatically?

[1] http://www.tuxmachines.org/gallery/d/26870-2/fedora-gdm-2.png

Roel Huybrechts (rulus) wrote :

Hi, thanks for your bug report! I changed the package to gdm, which actually is the 'login screen'.

Roel Huybrechts (rulus) wrote :

Similar bugs have been reported to the developers of GDM:
* the default keyboard should be the default keyboard for gdm: http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=414571
* Provide a means to change the keyboard layout from gdm login screen?: http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=307926

I added this report as a comment of that last bug.

Changed in gdm:
assignee: nobody → rulus
Basilio Kublik (sourcercito) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. This particular bug has already been reported and is a duplicate of bug #14571, so it is being marked as such. Please look at the other bug report to see if there is any missing information that you can add, or to see if there is a workaround for the bug. Feel free to continue to report any other bugs you may find.

Changed in gdm:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Confirmed
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