wrong keyboard layout to enter wifi credential on a non-us keyboard

Bug #871752 reported by Jean-Baptiste Lallement on 2011-10-10
This bug affects 12 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
ubiquity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Ubuntu 11.10, Ubuntu 13.10, Ubuntu 14.04

On the wifi step, by default the keyboard layout is set to 'US' which make it difficult to enter wireless password if the system's keyboard is non-US.

<http://goo.gl/YwIcT>: "The “Keyboard layout” screen should appear immediately before whichever is the first keyboard-requiring step. This might be, for example, “Connect to the Internet”, “Allocate disk space”, or “Where are you”."

<http://goo.gl/b7460>: "'Connect to the Internet' ... is a keyboard-requiring step, because you will likely need to enter a wi-fi password."

It may save time to fix this at the same time as bug 1047384.

Jean-Baptiste Lallement (jibel) wrote :
Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Abhishek kumar singh (abhishekkumarsingh-cse)
status: New → In Progress
Graham Lucking (lucking) wrote :


Found this bug when ISO testing Ubuntu Studio build 20120408 abd trying to sign in to iso.qa.ubuntu.com. The @ sign is transposed by the " sign becasue the deafult keyboard layout is English

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
Lexen (lexen1) wrote :

Also important if you want to name mount points.

Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
assignee: Abhishek kumar singh (abhishekkumarsingh-cse) → nobody
status: In Progress → Confirmed
Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt) wrote :

Specification updated.

Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Triaged
description: updated
dino99 (9d9) wrote :

oneiric have reached EOL now

Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Invalid
Jean-Baptiste Lallement (jibel) wrote :

That doesn't make the report invalid in the current dev release and AFAIK the keyboard configuration step is still late in the configuration steps.

Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
status: Invalid → Triaged
dino99 (9d9) on 2013-07-12
tags: removed: oneiric
kalle (karl-jonsson) wrote :

I installed Kubuntu 13.10 yesterday and this is still not changed. This is the first time I have not used the "alternate" CD and it affected disk encryption as well. I ended up having to reinstall immediately because I could not decrypt my disk, since I had entered the passphrase on a different keyboard layout. When encrypting disks there is no option in the installer to show the password on screen. Please put keyboard selection earlier in the install process.

Alexandros Prekates (aprekates) wrote :

During 14.04 AMD64 Desktop fresh install from DVD
i choose :
1) Greek
2) Install
3) in the wifi key entry i cant connect and checking 'show password' i see greek chars although far top rigth i see an 'en' indaction which cant be changed with ALT+SHIFT .

Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt) wrote :

This bug and bug 1047384 might be fixed at the same time, but not necessarily, so this is not a duplicate.

description: updated
description: updated
Sébastien Deleuze (sdeleuze) wrote :

I faced this bug while installing Ubuntu 17.10, could you please fix it?

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