Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 752998
RFE: GDM should add back the keyboard layout selection
Last modified: 2013-02-14 01:09:19 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.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
No keyboard layout selection menu.
Keyboard layout selection menu presents.
The keyboard selection will appear on the login screen if your Xorg.conf has multiple keyboard layouts configured.
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".
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?
Rick, perhaps it could be covered by this bug.
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