Bug 445631 - gdm does not show Language menu first time
Summary: gdm does not show Language menu first time
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gdm
Version: 9
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: jmccann
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
Blocks: F9Target
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-05-08 04:46 UTC by Jens Petersen
Modified: 2015-01-14 23:21 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

Fixed In Version: 2.22.0-5.fc9
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2009-06-23 05:39:41 UTC
Type: ---

Attachments (Terms of Use)
patch (1005 bytes, patch)
2008-05-10 03:48 UTC, Matthias Clasen
no flags Details | Diff

Description Jens Petersen 2008-05-08 04:46:41 UTC
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):

How reproducible:
every time

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
Actual results:
2. No Language menu shown initially.

Expected results:
2. Language menu to be shown always.

Additional info:
After logging out the Language menu appears.
I think this regression was introduced with some late changes
the UI of the Menus.

Comment 1 Jon Stanley 2008-05-08 05:41:13 UTC
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.

Comment 2 Jens Petersen 2008-05-08 06:05:51 UTC
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...

Comment 3 Ray Strode [halfline] 2008-05-08 13:39:31 UTC
Are you guys sure?  Note, you won't get language selection until you pick a user.

Comment 4 Jon Stanley 2008-05-08 14:25:44 UTC
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.

Comment 5 Jens Petersen 2008-05-08 23:37:00 UTC
(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.

Comment 6 Jens Petersen 2008-05-09 03:12:16 UTC
> > 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.

Comment 7 Matthias Clasen 2008-05-10 03:48:23 UTC
Created attachment 304998 [details]

Here is a patch which fixes this recent regression.

Comment 8 Ray Strode [halfline] 2008-05-10 04:02:49 UTC
ah good catch, thanks Matthias.

Comment 9 Ray Strode [halfline] 2008-05-10 04:14:27 UTC
marking MODIFIED


we should get this into the pending update

Comment 10 Matthias Clasen 2008-05-12 21:30:58 UTC
I've updated the update to -4

Comment 11 Jens Petersen 2008-05-13 03:20:41 UTC
Funny I can no longer reproduce the problem on Live images with F9 final.

Comment 12 Fedora Update System 2008-05-13 15:27:29 UTC
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

Comment 13 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 10:49:08 UTC
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
More information and reason for this action is here:

Comment 14 Fedora Update System 2008-05-21 11:08:25 UTC
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.

Comment 15 Jens Petersen 2008-06-11 03:47:48 UTC
This still happens with gdm-2.22.0-6.fc10.

Comment 16 Tony Fu 2008-09-10 03:11:09 UTC
requested by Jens Petersen (#27995)

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