Bug 110310 - cannot set language per user
cannot set language per user
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kdebase (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Ngo Than
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2003-11-18 03:11 EST by Peter Bieringer
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-07-11 17:07:22 EDT
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Description Peter Bieringer 2003-11-18 03:11:21 EST
Description of problem:
Looks like in FC1, it's im possible to set the language of KDE per user.
I'm running this machine in "init 3" normally, and user can start X by
"startx". Default LANG of the machine is en_US, also user wants to use
en_US for all, except the KDE menues.

On "Regional & Accessability/Country/Region and language" in the
control center, German is specified and this window also has German
menues (but not the others). A reselect and apply won't help.

A global switch to German will work, but not wanted, because the full
system now speaks German.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install FC1 with KDE
2.Install additional language package German
3.Start system in init 3
4.Log-in as user
6.Change KDE language

Actual Results:  Nothing happens

Expected Results:  KDE "speaks" selected language

Additional info:

Such setup (system=en_US, KDE = German) worked at least on RHL 7.3 and
afair also on RHL 9.

Was there some magic added now which prevents such setups?
BTW: also root can't select a new language successfully in the KDE
control center.
Comment 1 Peter Bieringer 2005-09-22 11:57:02 EDT
Is it possible that this bug is related to
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=167344 ?
Comment 2 Need Real Name 2005-10-31 13:54:25 EST
Related to bug 172130.
Comment 3 Matthew Miller 2006-07-11 13:25:11 EDT
Fedora Core 1 is maintained by the Fedora Legacy project for security updates
only. If this problem is a security issue, please reopen and reassign to the
Fedora Legacy product. If it is not a security issue and hasn't been resolved in
the current FC5 updates or in the FC6 test release, reopen and change the
version to match.


NOTE: Fedora Core 1 is reaching the final end of support even by the Legacy
project. After Fedora Core 6 Test 2 is released (currently scheduled for July
26th), there will be no more security updates for FC1. Please use these next two
weeks to upgrade any remaining FC1 systems to a current release.

Comment 4 Peter Bieringer 2006-07-11 17:07:22 EDT
Hmm, I've switched to GNOME since around FC4 and have learnt about using ~/.i18n.

I don't know whether this is still a problem on newer FC releases, but it's
currently out-of-scope for me. Can be closed with "deferred" or something
similar for now.
Comment 5 Need Real Name 2006-07-13 17:36:09 EDT
Gnome provides no way for a user to specify their own language from withing
Gnome, however the GDM logon screen does, so..

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