[FFe] indicator-keyboard not working under greeter

Bug #1228207 reported by William Hua on 2013-09-20
This bug affects 9 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Unity Greeter
Fix Released
unity-greeter (Ubuntu)

Bug Description


This cycle we introduced a new keyboard indicator which runs in the session, but does not currently run in unity-greeter without the proposed bug fix.

The reason we should be using the new indicator is because the method of storing the user's keyboard layouts has been changed this cycle, and the new indicator already reads those settings from their proper location. Continued use of the old indicator would require the user to maintain two separate keyboard layout lists.

For other layout switching problems introduced in Ubuntu 13.10 you can see bug 1218322.

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William Hua (attente) wrote :

Changes were not written to ChangeLog, but to NEWS instead.

William Hua (attente) wrote :
William Hua (attente) wrote :
William Hua (attente) wrote :

indicator-keyboard has been in the main archive for over a month now, and has undergone significant testing before that. Testing under the greeter consisted of creating multiple user accounts with different sets of keyboard layouts, and typing into the Remote Login user name entry to confirm that the keyboard layout switches properly in every case.

I've recently uploaded the package to https://launchpad.net/~attente/+archive/indicator-keyboard.

Iain Lane (laney) wrote :

OK, I trust your testing. Thanks for that. Please go ahead and subscribe to unity-greeter after the upload to watch for bugs.

Changed in unity-greeter (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Stephen M. Webb (bregma) on 2013-09-27
Changed in unity-greeter:
milestone: none → 13.10.3
status: New → In Progress
PS Jenkins bot (ps-jenkins) wrote :

Fix committed into lp:unity-greeter at revision 962, scheduled for release in unity-greeter, milestone 13.10.3

Changed in unity-greeter:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package unity-greeter - 13.10.3-0ubuntu1

unity-greeter (13.10.3-0ubuntu1) saucy; urgency=low

  [ William Hua ]
  * Replace old ug-keyboard indicator with indicator-keyboard (LP: #1226760,
    LP #1233945). FFe bug LP: #1228207

  [ Alberts Muktupāvels ]
  * Remember last logged in user for each seat (LP: #1201122)
  * Show gnome badge for all gnome fallback/flashback sessions (LP: #1201122)

  [ Michael Terry ]
  * Have sound indicator appear again, after the indicator file changed names
 -- Michael Terry <email address hidden> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 15:55:02 -0400

Changed in unity-greeter (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
Stephen M. Webb (bregma) on 2013-10-07
Changed in unity-greeter:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Norbert (nrbrtx) wrote :

It seems, that unity-greeter in Ubuntu 13.10 do not react on keyboard layout change hotkeys - Super+Space and Shift+Super+Space (https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/unity-greeter/+bug/1245137), Alt+Shift (https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/unity-greeter/+bug/1245258) and Ctrl+Shift (https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/unity-greeter/+bug/1245268). I have proposed updates enabled.

Norbert (nrbrtx) on 2013-10-29
description: updated
Norbert (nrbrtx) on 2013-10-31
tags: added: keyboard-layout-switching-related
Mathew Hodson (mhodson) on 2015-01-14
tags: added: keyboard-layout-switching-hotkeys
removed: keyboard-layout-switching-related
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