Bug 1564137 - Language settings don't appear to have any effect
Summary: Language settings don't appear to have any effect
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: initial-setup
Version: 28
Hardware: armv7hl
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Martin Kolman
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
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Reported: 2018-04-05 12:54 UTC by Jan
Modified: 2019-05-28 19:49 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2019-05-28 19:49:54 UTC
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Description Jan 2018-04-05 12:54:36 UTC
Description of problem:
During the initial setup of Fedora on a Raspberry Pi 3 I changed the selected language from English (United States) to German (Germany), but it didn't have any visible effect.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
initial-setup-0.3.55-2.fc28.armv7hl from the F28 Server Beta but the current F27 Server release is also affected.

How reproducible: reliably

Steps to Reproduce:
1. flash image with the fedora-arm-image-installer and boot
2. do the initial-setup and select German (Germany)
3. run localectl status and/or type stuff

Actual results:

The locale settings aren't changed and "localectl status" outputs:

System Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8
VC Keymap: us
X11 Layout: n/a

The initial-setup-ks.cfg file includes:

# Keyboard layouts
keyboard 'us'
# System language
lang de_DE.UTF-8

Expected results:
I assume the locale settings should be set to German/Germany. The keyboard layout should ideally be changed during the initial setup.

Additional info:

This is a little bit annoying, especially if the wrong keyboard layout during the setup means that your password isn't what you meant it to be.

Comment 1 Ben Cotton 2019-05-02 21:58:15 UTC
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Comment 2 Ben Cotton 2019-05-28 19:49:54 UTC
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