Local keyboard layout is selected only after entering full system encryption key

Bug #1529276 reported by morph on 2015-12-25
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This bug affects 4 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
ubiquity (Ubuntu)
High
Unassigned
Xenial
High
Unassigned
Yakkety
High
Unassigned
Zesty
High
Unassigned

Bug Description

When choosing to do a full system encryption while installing Ubuntu, the user is asked to set the encryption key *before* they have the opportunity to select the correct keymap. E.g. I use a german keyboard but when I enter my desired encryption key the keymap is still in "US" mode, so some letters and symbols are on different positions on the keyboard. This is confusing because the user has to enter the desired key in "US" mode and has to find out where the right symbols are located in order to get the "correct" encryption key afterwards. Not using these keys is not a great solution, because not being able to use most symbols sacrifices the ability to enter a strong encryption key.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 15.10
Package: ubiquity (not installed)
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.2.0-16.19-generic 4.2.3
Uname: Linux 4.2.0-16-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.19.1-0ubuntu3
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: MATE
Date: Fri Dec 25 18:38:02 2015
InstallationDate: Installed on 2015-12-25 (0 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu-MATE 15.10 "Wily Werewolf" - Release amd64 (20151021)
SourcePackage: ubiquity
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

morph (morph-w) wrote :
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed

Confirmed this is still the case as of Yakkety (ubiquity 16.10.4); also confirmed for Xenial (ubiquity 2.21.63.2) and Trusty (ubiquity 2.18.8.13).

Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu Xenial):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu Yakkety):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu Xenial):
importance: Undecided → High
Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu Yakkety):
importance: Undecided → High
Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu Zesty):
importance: Undecided → High
Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu Xenial):
assignee: nobody → Dimitri John Ledkov (xnox)
Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu Yakkety):
assignee: nobody → Dimitri John Ledkov (xnox)
Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu Zesty):
assignee: nobody → Dimitri John Ledkov (xnox)
information type: Public → Public Security
Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu Xenial):
assignee: Dimitri John Ledkov (xnox) → nobody
Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu Yakkety):
assignee: Dimitri John Ledkov (xnox) → nobody
Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu Zesty):
assignee: Dimitri John Ledkov (xnox) → nobody
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