Bug 474011 - Broken keyboard switching in GDM
Broken keyboard switching in GDM
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gdm (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: jmccann
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-12-01 14:23 EST by Lev Shamardin
Modified: 2015-01-14 18:22 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-12-01 08:29:03 EST
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Description Lev Shamardin 2008-12-01 14:23:44 EST
Description of problem:
If you select "Russian" keyboard during system installation then gdm is configured to use Russian input for user names and passwords by default. The first thing you would probably try to do is to switch to US keyboard to enter your login name and password. When you select "USA" keyboard from the list for the first time, it works and switches input layout to english. But this trick will not work when you have "USA" in the list already. You will have to add another english layout, e.g. USA intl, and then to actually switch the layout do the sequence: switch to USA, switch to USA intl (the order does not matter, only the second switch actually changes the layout).

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. install a fresh fedora system using "Russian" keyboard. Don't be afraid, it won't affect the installation since during installation you will have US english layout with this selection anyway.
2. try to enter a login name when you get that far. Select "USA" keyboard from the list.
3. Enter wrong password (it will surely be wrong anyway, more in the next bugreport).
4. Try to enter a login name. Switch to "USA". Try to enter login name again. Add "USA intl" keyboard. Finally you can enter a login name in english.
5. Repeat from 3.
Actual results:
You are entering funny cyrillic characters even with USA keyboard layout.

Expected results:
English, at least for user name and hopefully for password.

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Comment 1 Tristan 2009-03-02 19:54:01 EST

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 474010 ***
Comment 2 Lev Shamardin 2009-03-03 00:36:41 EST
This is not the duplicate of 474010. This bug is about broken layout switching at login, bug 474010 is about insane defaults.
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Comment 4 Jens Petersen 2009-11-24 01:37:17 EST
I believe this is fixed in f11 and f12 at least?
Comment 5 Lev Shamardin 2009-12-01 08:29:03 EST
Tried on fresh F12 installation, seems to be kind of fixed - there default layout is english even if you select Russian keyboard during installation, and there is no way to switch.

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