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|Summary:||Gdm selects USA keyboard layout by default|
|Status:||CLOSED WONTFIX||QA Contact:||Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>|
|Version:||12||CC:||awilliam, cschalle, igor, jmccann, luke, mclasen, rstrode|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2010-05-01 16:06:31 EDT||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description seventhguardian 2009-10-31 10:01:54 EDT
I've experienced bug 530452 on two systems (one is a i686 and the other is a x86_64, not sure if relevant). The fix solved the problem for the i686 system, but not for the x86_64 one. The problem is still present with: gdm-2.28.1-12.fc12.x86_64 Additional info: The problematic x86_64 system has a long term rawhide installation. The fixed i686 system was a freshly installed fedora 12 beta.
Comment 1 seventhguardian 2009-10-31 10:03:26 EDT
Created attachment 366928 [details] The output from lshal
Comment 2 seventhguardian 2009-10-31 10:04:06 EDT
Created attachment 366929 [details] Contents of my /ets/sysconfig/keyboard
Comment 3 seventhguardian 2009-10-31 10:09:27 EDT
Created attachment 366930 [details] My Xorg.0.log Here's my Xorg.0.log. I've noticed that the layout used by gdm is the correct one (Portuguese), but the session layout (on the dropdown box) is defaulted to USA.
Comment 4 Matthias Clasen 2009-11-01 00:12:39 EDT
I just tried this with German, and it works as intended: 1. make german the system keyboard layout, using s-c-keyboard 2. reboot 3. notice that gdm uses german keyboard layout 4. select a user 5. notice that german is the default keyboard layout This works unless you have something else selected in your $HOME/.dmrc
Comment 5 seventhguardian 2009-11-01 05:03:07 EST
Here are the contents of my .dmrc: <snip> [Desktop] Language=pt_PT.UTF-8 Layout=us </snip> So the layout is wrongly selected to be "us". I suspect that if I change it manually, it will be used. Any idea why the .dmrc file is unchanged even if I go to System->Configuration->Keyboard? $ ls .dmrc -l -rw-r--r--. 1 renato renato 42 Nov 1 09:53 .dmrc You may notice that the file is touched, but it is unchanged. Maybe a broken applet?
Comment 6 seventhguardian 2009-11-01 05:06:10 EST
I've changed it by hand to "pt", and logged off. Gdm still selects "us", and opening the file after login shows it is set once again to "us"...
Comment 7 Ray Strode [halfline] 2009-11-01 18:40:43 EST
if you rm -f /var/cache/gdm/your-username/.dmrc rm -f ~/.dmrc and start fresh, does it work from then on?
Comment 8 seventhguardian 2009-11-01 19:01:09 EST
It does! Great! I'm not sure how to settle this, is it a bug or a just a quirk?
Comment 9 Adam Williamson 2009-11-02 02:01:11 EST
Ray, if I'm reading this correctly it's a transient issue which hit Renato because he'd used the broken version, and it shouldn't hit any new installs or upgrades using the final release images - does that sound correct? If so, I think we can drop it from the blocker list. -- Fedora Bugzappers volunteer triage team https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/BugZappers
Comment 10 Ray Strode [halfline] 2009-11-02 07:39:49 EST
Right, it's a bit of a trap because the layout chooser isn't really designed right. We aren't going to fix that for GA though.
Comment 11 Bug Zapper 2009-11-16 09:45:31 EST
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 12 development cycle. Changing version to '12'. More information and reason for this action is here: http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/BugZappers/HouseKeeping
Comment 12 seventhguardian 2010-05-01 16:06:31 EDT
I'm closing this bug, as it shouldn't be a problem anymore. WONTFIX seemed the best resolution for a quirk, apart from WORKSFORME.. :)