gdm-new always use usa keyboard layout

Martin Pitt martin.pitt at
Fri Feb 20 11:57:15 GMT 2009


Id2ndR [2009-02-13  0:57 +0100]:
> When gdm start or restart after a logout, the layout is the good one : 
> french as configured during jaunty installation. But after the login, 
> the environnement variable GDM_KEYBOARD_LAYOUT is set to "us" and in 
> gnome-keyboard-properties, there is an USA keyboard. I have to set 
> "reset to default" in gnome-keyboard-properties to get back the correct 
> layout.

Thank you for this report! It could be


but I think they aren't quite the same as your's.
gnome-settings-daemon reads $GDM_KEYBOARD_LAYOUT, so it seems gdm sets
that wrongly. Could you please create a new bug report at

and describe the problem there? Then this will be discussed directly
with upstream.

Thank you!


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