Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1015415
Incorrect language on fresh installation of MATE Desktop
Last modified: 2015-06-29 08:32:33 EDT
Description of problem:
On a minimal installation of Fedora 20, in the English (US) locale, to which I later do a 'yum groupinstall "MATE Desktop"', the desktop shows up with all strings localized to German
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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Fedora 19 minimal
2. Use FedUp to install to Fedora 20 alpha, install all updates incl. updates-testing
3. yum groupinstall "MATE Desktop"
5. Open terminal, echo $LANG
LANG is de_DE.utf8 within MATE, but en_US.utf8 on the virtual terminals
MATE's language should follow the system language
Apologies for the wrong initial assignment, I've since worked out together with the MATE maintainers that the problem only occured when MATE is launched from within gdm -- starting from startx, it picked up the LANG setting set there.
There seems to be no way to override the GDM language setting, and GDM itself was displayed in English which is odd.
And it gets weirder: switched to lightdm and the default language for my user (created during installation) is still German. I had to enable the language switcher and select English (US) once before it would default to that.
Is there a common configuration file that GDM and LightDM source to determine the default language for the user session?
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