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Bug 746923 - Keyboard selection menu gone missing in GDM after update
Summary: Keyboard selection menu gone missing in GDM after update
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: gdm
Version: 6.2
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Ray Strode [halfline]
QA Contact: Desktop QE
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2011-10-18 09:50 UTC by Marko Myllynen
Modified: 2012-03-09 19:26 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2011-10-21 18:54:47 UTC
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Description Marko Myllynen 2011-10-18 09:50:05 UTC
Description of problem:
After updating from RHEL 6.1 to RHEL 6.2 Beta and rebooting the keyboard selection menu in GDM has gone missing. It's not any more that obvious which keyboard layout is in use, potentially causing problems if passwords contains some special characters.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
RHEL 6.2 Beta

Comment 2 Ray Strode [halfline] 2011-10-18 14:31:48 UTC
can you attach your /etc/sysconfig/keyboard ?

Comment 4 Ray Strode [halfline] 2011-10-18 19:15:43 UTC
That's by design.

We only show keyboard layouts you have set up now. See bug 628462

if you change that to


for instance, then a layout selector should appear

Comment 5 Matěj Cepl 2011-10-19 06:31:26 UTC
I have

mitmanek: $ cat /etc/sysconfig/keyboard 
mitmanek: $ 

However, even when I can click the icon in gdm, I have still US keyboard only.

Comment 6 Ray Strode [halfline] 2011-10-19 12:11:23 UTC
pretty sure you want


I don't think cs is a valid keymap.

Comment 7 Ray Strode [halfline] 2011-10-21 18:54:47 UTC
i'm going to go ahead and close this out.

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