Description of problem:
if someone chooses ar-qwerty while installing f11 he won't be able to type the password to login because the default layout is ara and gdm resets all options including grp (ie. group switching)
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a fedora patch called gdm-system-keyboard.patch is responsible for this because it reads layouts from hal (which us set by fedora-setup-keyboard)
we need to make it not just respect input.xkb.layout but also input.xkb.options
it talks to hal to just know the value of an environment variable
gdm_session_direct_set_environment_variable (session, "GDM_KEYBOARD_LAYOUT", get_layout_name (session));
so we need to introduce GDM_KEYBOARD_OPTIONS
and either set it by hal's input.xkb.options or by making gdm.in read it directly from /etc/sysconfig/keyboard
Created attachment 357014 [details]
a way to preserve keyboard options
GDM does not set any options, which makes it impossible to switch layout and type your password
this patch uses /etc/sysconfig/keyboard to tell GDM what options
Created attachment 357074 [details]
a way to preserve keyboard options (I forget a ;)
Setting priority to high because this is a serious problem for all people not using en_US layout. They no longer can login if their password includes Z or Y.
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