Login-screen display wrong keyboard-layout

Bug #1295632 reported by Bernard Decock on 2014-03-21
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
lightdm-gtk-greeter (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Fresh install from Xubuntu DailyBuild (14.04).

Keyboard-layout = Belgian (set @ time of installation). After installation, the login-screen
displays a US keyboard-layout although the keyboard works as a keyboard with a Belgian-layout (as expected)

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.04
Package: ubuntu-release-upgrader-core 1:0.218
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.13.0-18.38-generic 3.13.6
Uname: Linux 3.13.0-18-generic i686
ApportVersion: 2.13.3-0ubuntu1
Architecture: i386
CrashDB: ubuntu
CurrentDesktop: XFCE
Date: Fri Mar 21 13:21:42 2014
InstallationDate: Installed on 2014-03-21 (0 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Xubuntu 14.04 LTS "Trusty Tahr" - Alpha i386 (20140320)
PackageArchitecture: all
SourcePackage: ubuntu-release-upgrader
Symptom: dist-upgrade
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Bernard Decock (decockbernard) wrote :
Bernard Decock (decockbernard) wrote :
Bernard Decock (decockbernard) wrote :
Ubuntu QA Website (ubuntuqa) wrote :

This bug has been reported on the Ubuntu ISO testing tracker.

A list of all reports related to this bug can be found here:

tags: added: iso-testing
Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

If this is a fresh install then ubuntu-release-upgrader is not the correct package. ubuntu-release-upgrader deals with upgrading from one release to another.

affects: ubuntu-release-upgrader (Ubuntu) → ubuntu
John Kim (kotux) on 2014-03-22
affects: ubuntu → lightdm (Ubuntu)
Gunnar Hjalmarsson (gunnarhj) wrote :

Hi Bernhard,

Thanks for your effort to improve Xubuntu by reporting this observation! However, I suspect that it's a misconception...

The "en_US" label you see at the top bar of the login screen is the display language, which I see from the attached ProcEnviron.txt that you set to English. Actually it's a language chooser indicator, so if you click it you see a list of installed translations, and you have the option that way to control the display language of the session you are about to start.

affects: lightdm (Ubuntu) → lightdm-gtk-greeter (Ubuntu)
Changed in lightdm-gtk-greeter (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid
Bernard Decock (decockbernard) wrote :

OK, sorry, I thought It was a way to configure the keyboard. By the way, if the language is set to "en-US", which is the case, can you explain then why the date and time is shown in German?

Gunnar Hjalmarsson (gunnarhj) wrote :

Because the installer guessed your desired regional format settings based on the time zone location, and picked the de_BE.UTF-8 locale.

You can change that, if you like. Open Language Support and select the "Regional Formats" tab. To make the change effective on the login screen, you also need to click the "Apply system-wide" button.

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