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[Bug 949001] Re: Add keyboard layout on the login screen


I have got a workaround on this by luck. But I'm not familiar with the
dependencies here. I guess lightdm/unity-greeter has a default but also
respect individual user's settings. so I created
/var/lib/AccountsService/users/admin  (the admin account set during




Then restart lightdm or reboot will show the keyboard selection

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  Add keyboard layout on the login screen

Status in unity-greeter package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  Currently the keyboard layout chooser in the top bar of unity-greeter
  (precise beta 1) shows the default system keyboard layout and/or the
  keyboard layout of already-logged-on users. The list is missing an
  "add keyboard layout" option.

  I have LDAP-based users and I am deploying the same Ubuntu image to
  all the machines. Users are from multiple countries, so they use
  multiple keyboard layouts. I provide a default, but this is not ok for
  some instances. Because the user has never logged on before, he can't
  choose his keyboard layout, because it's not there. This is a chicken-
  and-egg problem.

  Therefore, a feature to add an arbitrary keyboard layout to the list
  while on the logon screen is essential. This is already in GDM.

  Alternatively, I would need to provide a subset of keyboard layouts
  for the countries I will deploy Ubuntu in, but as far as I know the
  default list only contains the single system default layout.

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