Keyboard layout switched back to English after each boot (after login)

Bug #1242636 reported by Joschi Poschi on 2013-10-21
This bug affects 7 people
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Indicator keyboard
William Hua
indicator-keyboard (Ubuntu)
William Hua

Bug Description

I'm on Ubuntu 13.10 with the lastest updates installed.

What I experience:
When I boot my Computer and log in to the Unity session the keyboard layout is switched to English although the keyboard indicator is set to German and I removed English from the input list. I then have to click the indicator and enable German again to get the right keyboard layout. Because of this I cant't remove the indicator from the systray though I really would't need it.

What it should be like:
When I start my computer I want to have the keyboard layout I chose before because no other layout makes sense for the build in keyboard and I would like to remove the indicator from the systray.

Malcolm_C (malcolm-c) wrote :

I have the same problem but with a French K/B layout, the work-around here seems to work for me too.
This occurs only after login else my password would be wrong due to the differences in character layout between French and English K/Bs.

John Wayne (wayne-s) wrote :

Every time i start my laptop i face the same problem.
Even though the keyboard indicator seems to be TR (turkish), when i type i realize that it is the english keyboard. After changing the keyboard setting from turkish to 'real' turkish layout, it works.
(Ubuntu 13.10, Logitech k360 keyboard)

Charles Kerr (charlesk) on 2013-11-06
Changed in indicator-keyboard:
assignee: nobody → William Hua (attente)

I am having the same problem. My indicator shows Pt but actually the keyboard is set to En. I want it to be Pt as it is configured.

Bruno Nova (brunonova) wrote :

Same problem here (Pt keyboard).
The workaround in comment #1 seems to work for me too.

Patrick Then (patrickthen) wrote :

I have observed that for me this bug only happens when "my weather indicator" is launched during boot.

Found out when the keyboard worked after the indicator had crashed during boot. Since removing the autostart option of the indicator, the keyboard options are set correctly...

Joschi Poschi (joschiposchi) wrote :

This issue came back after upgrading to 14.04.

Heiko L (hl1) wrote :

I have this issue on an Asus Laptop with Ubuntu upgraded to 14.04.
My workaround is the addition of "setxkbmap de" to the list of auto start programs.

Heiko L (hl1) wrote :

Better: From, quote:
"In the ubuntu software center, install "dconf Editor" (dconf-editor) (if you don't already have it). Open it, then open desktop -> ibus -> general. Now enable the property "use-system-keyboard-layout". (You want it to have a checkmark next to it.)"

Ted Gould (ted) on 2014-11-10
Changed in indicator-keyboard (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → William Hua (attente)
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