[jaunty] GDM remains in English after changing predetermined language

Bug #361525 reported by Ara Pulido on 2009-04-15
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language-selector (Ubuntu)
Undecided
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: language-selector

Steps to reproduce:

1. Install Jaunty in English
2. On the first boot, install Spanish language support
3. Log out
4. On the login screen, select Spanish. GDM changes properly to English. Once logged in, it asks if you want Spanish as predetermined. Select "YES"
5. Desktop is properly in Spanish
6. Reboot the system
7. Login screen is in English (BUG)
8. When you log in, the desktop is properly in Spanish, though.

Expected behaviour: the login screen should be in Spanish after the reboot of the system, as it was selected as the default language.

Ara Pulido (apulido) wrote :

I haven't tried if this happens in Intrepid or not, but there is a similar issue in bug 20950 that was Fixed Released. Marking this one as regression-potential.

tags: added: regression-potential

Ara Pulido wrote:
> Steps to reproduce:
>
> 1. Install Jaunty in English
> 2. On the first boot, install Spanish language support
> 3. Log out
> 4. On the login screen, select Spanish. GDM changes properly to English. Once logged in, it asks if you want Spanish as predetermined. Select "YES"
> 5. Desktop is properly in Spanish
> 6. Reboot the system
> 7. Login screen is in English (BUG)
> 8. When you log in, the desktop is properly in Spanish, though.
>
> Expected behaviour: the login screen should be in Spanish after the
> reboot of the system, as it was selected as the default language.

Nope, if you want your whole system, including login screen to be in
Spanish, you need to set it in language-selector, not in gdm. The
setting in gdm only applies to the user session, not the whole system.
To set the whole system to use Spanish by default, open the language
selector and set "For everyone at startup and login, use:" to Spanish.
The language of the user session can also be set there. It's the "For my
menus and windows, use:" setting.

Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

Arne in that case isn't this bug Invalid?

Arne Goetje (arnegoetje) wrote :

Yep. I was just waiting if something else comes back.

Changed in language-selector (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid
tags: added: iso-testing
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