Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 469761
Login problems when system language is Greek
Last modified: 2015-01-14 18:21:57 EST
Description of problem:
I downloaded f10-snap3, made a liveusb and when i booted to my pc i choose greek language at "automatic login" screen.
After login in, i proceed with installation (anaconda with greek interface). Rebooting the new installed system i tried to login but this was a confusing experience.
keyboard produces Greek characters while i was entering user name and password.
So i tried to change it using both shifts combination (default layout switching with Greek fedora systems) with no result.
Then i tried to change keyboard to US at the bottom of login screen but this didn't worked as expected.
I was entering user name with Latin characters but password was entered with Greek characters.
I have to try many times changing keyboard until i succeeded to login. It seems that you have to select US keyboard 2 times (one for user name and one for password)
Please set default keyboard at login to US even if Greek language is system's default language. This will save Greek users from confusion and frustration i can say :)
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This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 10 development cycle.
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My experience was even worse. Even with USA keyboard selected, the characters written were Greek. To reproduce, install Fedora with Greek language and try to login in the first login screen after firstboot.
This is a show-stopper for all Greek users, experienced or not.
Making Nikos' comment a big more clear: Sometimes selecting an English keyboard doesn't make any difference. The indication seems to change but the characters written continue to be Greek. A few switches between the languages seem to actually get the desired result. I had to install a second English variant and switch between the two English ones to actually get English written.
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