Description of problem:
Although installing with Swiss German keyboard layout as well as setting it in system -> preferences -> keyboard, at the login screen the layout is Swiss German (eliminate dead keys), and sometimes also in the following session.
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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install from live CD, choose Swiss German as keyboard layout
2. Reboot after install, gdm will use the eliminate dead keys variant
3. In the logged in session, change back to Swiss German in System->Preferences->Keyboard, reboot
4. GDM will again use the dead keys variant. In the logged in session, under sys->pref->kb both Swiss German and Swiss German (eliminate dead keys) are listed, which one is used in the session seems random.
The user will sometimes find itself with the eliminate deadkeys variant even if it was not chosen.
Keyboard layout should remain consistent with user choice
It appears that by selecting Swiss German directly at the login screen, the system will retain that choice for all following bootups / logins. The main problem though is that this does not work if autologin is used. In this case, the keyboard layout sometimes switches back to the eliminate deadkeys variant.
Just to be precise, Swiss German = Switzerland...
I think I'm seeing the same thing (using gnome), so I won't open a new bug report.
After a yum upgrade F-12 -> F-13, my default keymap changed from Finnish to USA. I have both installed. The "Fin/USA" keymap icon also appeared in the upper bar. In GDM login, the default keymap appears to be USA. In system-preferences-keyboard both are listed (Finnish on top) but there is no way to choose the default.
Looking at release notes, my first doubt was under Section 4.4 wrt. the addition of ibus.
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This is pretty annoying and still a problem.
What I currently do is I always have to remove delete the USA keymap from gnome-preferences-keyboard; it reappears after each login.
I think I had the same issue. In the GDM screen, do you have the same keymap selected as the one you selected in your session?
If not, that's why both appear again everytime: the one you specified with the Gnome tool inside your session, and the one you selected at the GDM screen, which GDM adds again every time.
I fixed this by making sure GDM was set to the exact same layout as the one I had chosen in the Gnome tool, then the second one never reappeared again.
It's like GDM and gnome-preferences-keyboard don't read the same configuration files, which is pretty annoying...
Yes, in GDM the default keyboard layout is "USA". When I change it to "Finland", the layout in Gnome won't get added (again), and that default sticks to the next login as well. So I've worked around my problem.
More generally, I don't know what changed in F12->F13 upgrade in this respect. Maybe GDM default changed or the source where they obtained configurations changed.
It sounds similar to this:
I think the way it works is conducive to user confusion :)
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