Duplicate system keyboard layout

Bug #548778 reported by Ivanka Majic on 2010-03-26
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gdm (Ubuntu)
Martin Pitt

Bug Description

- Ran install for first time
- selected 'use entire disk'
- on first run the gnome keyboard applet shows in the panel.

Please remove the Gnome Keyboard applet from the panel.

Ivanka Majic (ivanka) wrote :

Installing: Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid Lynx" - Alpha i386 (20100326)

Changed in ubuntu:
assignee: nobody → Canonical Desktop Team (canonical-desktop-team)
tags: added: gloam
Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

Hello Ivanka,

which keyboard layout did you choose during installation?

Can you please attach /etc/default/console-setup and copy&paste the output of

  gconftool -g /desktop/gnome/peripherals/keyboard/kbd/layouts

(from a Terminal)? Thank you!

affects: ubuntu → gnome-settings-daemon (Ubuntu)
Changed in gnome-settings-daemon (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
importance: Undecided → Low
assignee: Canonical Desktop Team (canonical-desktop-team) → Martin Pitt (pitti)
Ivanka Majic (ivanka) wrote :
Ivanka Majic (ivanka) wrote :

I didn't make an explicit selection as UK keyboard was preselected.

Ivanka Majic (ivanka) wrote :

Running the gconftool line returned an empty list. Evan is here and he checked I had followed all instructions correctly.

Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

Hm, I can't reproduce this here. Let's check some further things: Can you please copy&paste the output of

  xprop -root|grep XKB
  udevadm info --export-db|grep LAYOUT|sort -u


Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

Ah, fun. I first tried with only "US", but I can actually reproduce that with "GB" on the netbook.

xprop -root has "gb,gb" in XKB_RULES_NAMES, seems this gets duplicated somehow.

Ivanka, can you confirm that if you right click on the selector -> Groups you see "UK" twice?

affects: gnome-settings-daemon (Ubuntu) → gdm (Ubuntu)
Changed in gdm (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Triaged
summary: - Fresh install of Lucid shows Gnome keyboard applet in panel
+ Duplicate system keyboard layout
Ivanka Majic (ivanka) wrote :


Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :
Changed in gdm (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package gdm - 2.29.92-0ubuntu9

gdm (2.29.92-0ubuntu9) lucid; urgency=low

  * 33-multi-keyboard-layouts.patch: Fix duplication of layouts by treating ""
    and NULL variants equally. (LP: #548778)
 -- Martin Pitt <email address hidden> Mon, 29 Mar 2010 10:07:58 +0200

Changed in gdm (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Magnes (magnesus2) wrote :

I still have it with gdm 2.30. I have one [pl, pl] keyboard layout but the indicator shows two groups (Poland and Poland).

Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :


please submit the output of

  xprop -root|grep XKB
  grep ^X /etc/default/console-setup
  gconftool -g /desktop/gnome/peripherals/keyboard/kbd/layouts

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