Wrong keyboard layout by graphical login

Bug #990214 reported by Carsten Holzmüller on 2012-04-28
This bug affects 18 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
LightDM GTK+ Greeter
lightdm-gtk-greeter (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I have installed a new xubuntu (Ubuntu 12.04 LTS) on an empty system.
My home directory is encrypted (checkbox by install).
The text console (F1, F2, F3... ) uses the german keyboard layout (correct).
The lightdm 1.2.1-0ubuntu1 uses an english keyboard (maybe us) and there is no chooser.
I also tried xdm 1:1.1.11-1ubuntu1 with the same result.



~/.dmrc (but encrypted...)

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The Bug #985065 is fixed, but my problem still exists.
I've no xkeyboard-config package (not installed and not available for installing).
My xkb-data package has the version 2.5-1ubuntu1.3.

affects: ubuntu → lightdm (Ubuntu)
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in lightdm (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Ilkka Jylhä (ilkka-jylha) wrote :

I have this bug in xubuntu 12.04.01 but not in ubuntu 12.04

Matt Fischer (mfisch) on 2012-10-15
affects: lightdm (Ubuntu) → lightdm-gtk-greeter (Ubuntu)

This bug still exists in xubuntu 12.10 (fresh installation, no update, without encryption).

Uriel32 (max-faul) wrote :

I still have this problem in Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS

Barta Tamás (barta-tamas-d) wrote :

Ubuntu 13.10 here, and I installed it via apt-get, and I get english keyboard layout instead of hungarian.

Sean Davis (bluesabre) on 2014-05-01
Changed in lightdm-gtk-greeter:
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → High
Serede (serede) wrote :

Adding this line to either /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-keyboard.conf or /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-evdev.conf is a possible workoround:
Section "InputClass"
 Identifier "keyboard"
 Option "XkbLayout" "de"

r_avital (raphaelavital) wrote :

Additional info:

1. At login screen, no way to choose a keyboard layout.

2. At screen-unlocker (activating after screen has been locked for a while):

   a) There is a small window with "en" in it, even though the system has been set up to show a country flag (U.S. in this case).
   b) Switching to different layouts is possible, I can tell because one of my layouts is right-to-left, and when I switch to it via keyboard shortcuts, the cursor jumps to the right of the password box -- HOWEVER, the language indicator (the box with "en" in it) does not reflect the change at all, stays on "en"

Pavel Podkorytov (tierpod) wrote :

Xubuntu 14.04.2, same problem. Lightdm-gtk-greeter and light-locker show me 'ru' layout, but when i type username, it's 'us'.

Pascollin (pascollin) wrote :

Xubuntu 15.10 fresh install, same problem. Lightdm-gtk-greeter still always forces 'en' layout on USB keyboard (instead of 'fr' required layout).

When using my laptop internal keyboard, 'fr' layout is correctly applied. But USB attached keyboard always apply 'en' layout.

Pascollin (pascollin) wrote :

/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/ doesn't exists anymore to apply the workaround proposed by Sered on 2014-07-08.

vigilian (c-cromphout) wrote :

how can't it be a priority number one !!!! it stills sucks on 14.04.3 and 15.10

Vladimir Plotnikov (monomakh) wrote :

and 16.04

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