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Bug 752998 - RFE: GDM should add back the keyboard layout selection
RFE: GDM should add back the keyboard layout selection
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gdm (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Ray Strode [halfline]
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2011-11-10 20:32 EST by Ding-Yi Chen
Modified: 2013-02-14 01:09 EST (History)
9 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2013-02-13 16:50:14 EST
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Description Ding-Yi Chen 2011-11-10 20:32:46 EST
Description of problem:
Once upon the time (from Fedora 11 perhaps), we can choose what keyboard layout to be used in GDM and GNOME. 

This feature is particularly useful when the default layout is not preferred, or the layout setting is messed up. My default layout was set to dvorak mysteriously, and I was unable to enter the password until I finally invoke the screen keyboard to do it. 

With this feature, I can easily choose the en-US layout and continue working.

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Actual results:
No keyboard layout selection menu.

Expected results:
Keyboard layout selection menu presents.
Comment 1 Matthias Clasen 2011-11-14 15:54:55 EST
The keyboard selection will appear on the login screen if your Xorg.conf has multiple keyboard layouts configured.
Comment 2 Ding-Yi Chen 2011-11-14 18:52:30 EST
While I can see the value of list only the keyboard selection in defined in xorg.conf, yet I would like to see a switch for "List all keyboard layout".
Comment 3 Rick 2011-11-21 09:06:54 EST
Is it reasonable to ask if the password entry screen should use the user's chosen layout? Currently it does not. Is there a bug open for this?
Comment 4 Jens Petersen 2011-11-21 19:25:54 EST
Rick, perhaps it could be covered by this bug.
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