Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 445631
gdm does not show Language menu first time
Last modified: 2015-01-14 18:21:05 EST
Description of problem:
The latest gdm for F9 does not show the Language choice menu by default
after a fresh install. This means that for new installs and Live that users
can't choose a different language for their session than the system default
the first time they log in.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Do a fresh install of pre-f9 rawhide or boot a Live spin
2. True to login to a desktop session with a choice of language
2. No Language menu shown initially.
2. Language menu to be shown always.
After logging out the Language menu appears.
I think this regression was introduced with some late changes
the UI of the Menus.
Confirmed. I'm going to yank this from the blocker and put on Target, though.
I'm pretty sure that whatever the default language of the system selected during
installation is will be used per testing earlier today. Copying Will and Jesse
for comments there. But I don't think we slip for this.
Hmm well I agree it is less serious for standard installs,
but Live images have system locale hardcoded to en_US.UTF-8.
Wish I had believed my eyes and filed yesterday...
Are you guys sure? Note, you won't get language selection until you pick a user.
Yep, positive :(
I also don't remember seeing a desktop selection at any time, but that may be
because I didn't have anything other than GNOME on that VM, or maybe cuz my
resolution was 800x600 and it wouldn't fit.
(In reply to comment #4)
> I also don't remember seeing a desktop selection at any time
That's a late feature, unless you installed more than one desktop:
I haven't tested that install case.
> > I also don't remember seeing a desktop selection at any time
> I haven't tested that install case.
Okay, so I actually tested! and that part works correctly:
if I install with GNOME and KDE (and XFCE for good measure) the
Session selector does appear for the initial login.
Created attachment 304998 [details]
Here is a patch which fixes this recent regression.
ah good catch, thanks Matthias.
we should get this into the pending update
I've updated the update to -4
Funny I can no longer reproduce the problem on Live images with F9 final.
gdm-2.22.0-5.fc9 has been pushed to the Fedora 9 testing repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
If you want to test the update, you can install it with
su -c 'yum --enablerepo=updates-testing update gdm'. You can provide feedback for this update here: http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/F9/FEDORA-2008-3761
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
More information and reason for this action is here:
gdm-2.22.0-5.fc9 has been pushed to the Fedora 9 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
This still happens with gdm-2.22.0-6.fc10.
requested by Jens Petersen (#27995)
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