Try Xubuntu does not auto login and when you do the wrong language is selected by default

Bug #1245585 reported by Aditya on 2013-10-28
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This bug affects 9 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
ubiquity (Ubuntu)
High
Unassigned
xubuntu-default-settings (Ubuntu)
High
Unassigned

Bug Description

What happened: When I start the Xubuntu 13.10 i386 LiveCD I directly land into the desktop of Xfce. If I log out and log back in by entering username as xubuntu and leaving the password field blank at the login screen, I get "Bangla - Bangladesh" as the user interface language!

What should happen: If a user doesn't change any language option while logging in the first time, they should get English as the default language.

xubuntu@xubuntu:~$ apt-cache policy lightdm
lightdm:
  Installed: 1.8.2-0ubuntu1
  Candidate: 1.8.2-0ubuntu1
  Version table:
 *** 1.8.2-0ubuntu1 0
        500 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ saucy/main i386 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

xubuntu@xubuntu:~$ lsb_release -rd
Description: Ubuntu 13.10
Release: 13.10

Aditya (meta1729) on 2013-10-28
description: updated
description: updated
Gunnar Hjalmarsson (gunnarhj) wrote :

Did you select the language Bangla when you started?

Changed in lightdm (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Aditya (meta1729) wrote :

Gunnar, no, obviously not. That is whole point of reporting this bug. Otherwise why would I file this bug?

The login screen selected the wrong language automatically by default.

If the user does not specify preference to any language, why should the LiveCD present its interface in "Bangla - Bangladesh" language instead of English?

Gunnar Hjalmarsson (gunnarhj) wrote :

It's your assumption that English is always the correct default language that made me ask.

Even if I'm not sure of how the LiveCD works exactly, if you actually install Xubuntu, and select e.g. Bangla (Bangladesh) as the language during the installation process, Bangla (Bangladesh) will be the system language as saved in /etc/default/locale, and the system language serves as the default language for new users.

So what I meant to ask was if you selected the language Bangla (Bangladesh) in connection with starting the LiveCD session. Can you please let us know the contents of /etc/default/locale ?

Aditya (meta1729) wrote :

No, I did not select language Bangla (Bangladesh) in connection with starting the LiveCD session.
No, I did not install Xubuntu. I am talking about the liveCD experience itself.

Gunnar Hjalmarsson (gunnarhj) wrote :

The contents of /etc/default/locale would have been valuable...

Anyway, this seems to be an installer issue rather than something that affects lightdm. I suppose that "xubuntu" is a special purpose user for demo purposes. Possibly it's something with that user that prevents accountsservice from providing the correct default language. I can't tell if it's a Xubuntu specific problem or if it's inherited from the Ubuntu image. Changing affected packages.

affects: lightdm (Ubuntu) → ubiquity (Ubuntu)
Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: Incomplete → New
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Sergio Benjamim (sergio-br2) wrote :

Now, in Trusty, if i choose "Try Xubuntu without install" grub option the system does not go direct to desktop, it goes to login, then I go to desktop, with bangladesh language.

tags: added: trusty
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:
http://iso.qa.ubuntu.com/qatracker/reports/bugs/1245585

tags: added: iso-testing
Jane Atkinson (irihapeti) wrote :

I'm seeing the same thing as sergio-br2. I definitely chose English as the language on bootup.

summary: - LiveCD: wrong language selected by default on login screen
+ Try Xubuntu does not auto login and when you do the wrong language is
+ selected by default
tags: added: xubuntu
Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
importance: Low → High
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in xubuntu-default-settings (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in xubuntu-default-settings (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
Gunnar Hjalmarsson (gunnarhj) wrote :

On 2014-01-27 17:31, Elfy wrote:
> this was fixed in 14.04 https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu-manual-tests/+bug/1259525

Marking this as a duplicate, then.

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