Settings not saved on natty

Bug #729880 reported by Julien Lavergne
This bug affects 9 people
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lxkeymap (Ubuntu)
Fix Released
Julien Lavergne
Fix Released
Julien Lavergne

Bug Description

Binary package hint: lxkeymap

When you choose a new layout, the setting is correctly set, but it's not saved when the system is rebooted.

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Jonathan Marsden (jmarsden) wrote :

Setting to confirmed.

The lxkeymap code does not currently attempt to save the settings, as far as I can see.

Specifically, the ok method in does nothing at all. It may have been created by some sort of code skeleton generator, and then not completed by the programmer? I have no idea whether this is deliberate, and I am misunderstanding the code, or whether this was an oversight.

Where *should* these keyboard mapping settings be being saved? Are they to be system-wide, or per-user?

Changed in lxkeymap (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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Julien Lavergne (gilir) wrote :

The keyboard layout management seems to have changed in Natty. I think it should be saved in /etc/default/keyboard, but I don't know if there is an automatic script which update automaticly this file.
If we want only a per-user setting, saving this configuration in a ~/.dmrc file could be a solution.

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Jonathan Marsden (jmarsden) wrote :

sudo dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration

updates the /etc/default/keyboard file.

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Julien Lavergne (gilir) wrote :

I tried on Ubuntu, and there is the same problem. If I try to switch the layout using gnome utility (switching from FRA layout to USA layout only), when I reboot the layout selected in the indicator is USA, but when I type in a terminal, it's FRA which is used (and which is the one in /etc/default/keyboard).

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Eduardo.mps (eduardomps) wrote :

just happened with me, Lubuntu 11.10 beta.

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Kate Stewart (kate.stewart) wrote :

Can someone confirm this is being seen with Lubuntu 12.04 alpha?

tags: added: rls-mgr-p-tracking
Julien Lavergne (gilir)
Changed in lxkeymap (Ubuntu Precise):
assignee: nobody → Julien Lavergne (gilir)
status: Confirmed → In Progress
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package lxkeymap - 0.7.99+dfsg-0ubuntu1

lxkeymap (0.7.99+dfsg-0ubuntu1) precise; urgency=low

  [ Leszek Lesner ]
  * New upstream release
   - Added autostart functionality (LP: #729880)
   - Implemented multiple keyboard layout support
   - Implemented profile support
   - Implemented advanced options to switch keyboard layouts, 3rdlevel, ...
   - Fix icon rendering (LP: #734857)

  [ Julien Lavergne ]
  * debian/README.Debian:
   - Update with new version.
  * debian/copyright:
   - Fix formating.
  * debian/patches:
   - 01_fix_indexerror_options.patch: Fix crash on start when there is no
     option, and no config file.
 -- Julien Lavergne <email address hidden> Sun, 12 Feb 2012 14:08:11 +0100

Changed in lxkeymap (Ubuntu Precise):
status: In Progress → Fix Released
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Rafal Zawadzki (bluszcz) wrote :

For today it still does not work (Ubuntu 12.04 64bit) - with every restart on morning I have my lovely 10 minutes with setting keyboard layout from the scratches.

Ubuntu does not allow you to be bored!

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afri donschoe (afri-alex) wrote :
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