Gnome language indicator displays wrong language

Bug #1278483 reported by Alexander Vlasov on 2014-02-10
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
indicator-keyboard (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I have two languages in my system, English and Russian. Switching between them works fine, but keyboard indicator always shows wrong language.

I can provide addtional debugging information if needed.

It started to happen after upgrade to 13.10, on previous releases everything was ok.
ApportVersion: 2.12.5-0ubuntu2.2
Architecture: amd64
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 13.10
InstallationDate: Installed on 2011-04-30 (1024 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Release amd64 (20101007)
MarkForUpload: True
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Package: indicator-keyboard 0.0.0+13.10.20131010.1-0ubuntu1
PackageArchitecture: amd64
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.11.0-15.25-generic 3.11.10
Tags: saucy
Uname: Linux 3.11.0-15-generic x86_64
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to saucy on 2013-11-12 (98 days ago)
UserGroups: adm admin cdrom dialout libvirtd lpadmin plugdev sambashare vboxusers

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tags: added: bot-comment
tags: added: saucy
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affects: ubuntu → language-selector (Ubuntu)
Changed in language-selector (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
affects: language-selector (Ubuntu) → gnome-control-center (Ubuntu)
Gunnar Hjalmarsson (gunnarhj) wrote :

@Alexander: Have you set your input languages via System Settings -> Text Entry? If not, please try to do so and let us know if it makes a difference.

affects: gnome-control-center (Ubuntu) → indicator-keyboard (Ubuntu)
Changed in indicator-keyboard (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low

apport information

tags: added: apport-collected
description: updated

apport information

Alexander Vlasov (sachavav) wrote :

Before upgrading to saucy I had 'Capslock' as a keyboard combination to switch between languages. Now on saucy I can switch language in two ways:
1. Old way - use 'Capslock', it still works, but keyboard indicator shows wrong language
2. Using new shortcut from settings - 'Super + Space'. Language is switched and indicator is correct.

So I have a workaround - use 'Super + Space'.

Another problem that I can't set 'Capslock' as a shortcut for switching language in system settings, but it's probably a different bug.

Changed in indicator-keyboard (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → New
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in indicator-keyboard (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Norbert (nrbrtx) wrote :

Got this problem in Ubuntu 16.04 in GNOME FlashBack session.

tags: added: xenial
tags: added: keyboard-layout-switching-hotkeys
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