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[Bug 1725676] Re: Keyboard language


I just researched it, and this is my understanding:

The keyboard layout indicator in unity-greeter lists all the layouts for
all users on the system. I suppose it grabs them from accountsservice.
The indicator in lightdm-gtk-greeter shows the same list if it's enabled
(not enabled by default).

The keyboard layout indicator in gdm3 only lists the layouts saved in

So strictly speaking, this is a gdm3 wishlist bug. OTOH, for a user who
accomplish an upgrade from e.g. Ubuntu 17.04 (or, later, Ubuntu 16.04)
it may be seen as a regression. In most cases it doesn't matter much,
but it did for the reporter of this bug.

It may be motivated to ask upstream why they don't make use of the
information provided by accountsservice in the same way as unity-greeter

** Package changed: ubuntu-docs (Ubuntu) => gdm3 (Ubuntu)

** Changed in: gdm3 (Ubuntu)
       Status: Incomplete => Confirmed

** Summary changed:

- Keyboard language 
+ Keyboard language available on the login screen

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  Keyboard language available on the login screen

Status in gdm3 package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  New Ubuntu version 17.10 downloaded and can't change keyboard
  languag.My password in English so I can't logged in Because keyboard
  is in Azerbaijani which is the letter 'w' is missing. SUCH A STUPID
  BUG. Shame!

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