Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 505225
GDM logs in with the default language when selecting "last language"
Last modified: 2009-06-11 10:38:55 EDT
Description of problem:
If you choose "last language" from the language menu on the login screen, gdm
always uses the default language but not the last language.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Log in using a non default language and select "Just for this session"
2. Log out
3. Log in selecting "last language" from the language menu
Actual results:You get the default language
Expected results:You get the same language as the last log in.
Surely the issue exists, I've meet it, too.
The reminding message and the words in the button can confuse the user, it's better changing the words in the reminder box.
For example, now the system default language is en_US, and the session default language is en_US too, if the user changed the language to en_UK in the greeting page, the pop-up dialogue box shows as fallowing:
"Do you wish to make English(UK)(British English) the default for future session?"
You have chosen English(UK) (British English) for this session, but your default setting is System Default.
Just For This Session
But the Language chose label shows "Last" and "System Default", these words will confuse the user if they are not clear about system default language and X default language. My understanding is 'Session' is more professional than 'time', and maybe confuse the user. And, the words 'last' and 'default', we just need only one.
Let's take ourself as a completely new user of Linux, and think over the scene when we changed these reminding words and sentences as fallowing:
"Do you wish to make en_UK (British English) the default for Desktop Environment?"
You have chosen en_UK (British English) for your Desktop Environment, but the now default language of your Desktop Environment is en_US (U.S. English). Do you wish to make en_UK (British English) the default?
Just For This Time
Make to Desktop Default
And the Language chose label shows "Desktop Default (en_US)" and "System Default (en_US)"
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 505221 ***