on 'reload gdm', gdm greeter does not read /etc/environment or /etc/default/locale

Bug #552664 reported by Arne Goetje on 2010-03-31
This bug affects 4 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gdm (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gdm

When I change my locale settings for LANG and LANGUAGE in /etc/environment and /etc/default/locale and issue 'reload gdm', gdm greeter does not read those files and therefor does not notice the locale change for the greeting screen. Instead, the previous settings are used.

Only after killing gdm with 'service gdm restart', the locale changes are taking effect. This, however, kills the running X session instantly and is therefor not the desired solution.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
Package: gdm 2.30.0-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-18.27-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.32-18-generic i686
Architecture: i386
Date: Thu Apr 1 00:36:00 2010
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
SourcePackage: gdm

Arne Goetje (arnegoetje) wrote :
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Confirmed the code has comments about the need to add back the code doing this in the new version

Changed in gdm (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Confirmed
David Planella (dpm) on 2010-08-31
Changed in gdm:
importance: Undecided → Unknown
status: New → Unknown
Changed in gdm:
status: Unknown → New
Changed in gdm (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Changed in gdm:
importance: Unknown → Medium
Changed in gdm:
status: New → Expired
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