Debian Bug report logs - #598373
gdm3: french keyboard layout changed at startup

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Package: gdm3; Maintainer for gdm3 is Debian GNOME Maintainers <>; Source for gdm3 is src:gdm3.

Reported by: Mathias Kende <>

Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2010 15:03:02 UTC

Severity: normal

Tags: jessie, sid, squeeze, wheezy

Found in versions gdm3/2.30.5-4, gdm3/2.30.2-4

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From: Mathias Kende <>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <>
Subject: gdm3: french keyboard layout changed at startup
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2010 16:59:43 +0200
Package: gdm3
Version: 2.30.2-4
Severity: normal
Tags: squeeze sid

I found the problem described here in two differents debian setup :
 - One was a "stable" setup upgraded to "testing" (at which point gdm3 was
 - The other was a "sid" setup where I upgraded gdm to the gdm3 version.
Both setup use a French AZERTY keyboard and the layout of the keyboard was set
to "French Alternative" or "French other", I don't know the english name of the
layout (in French it is "France Autre").

Since gdm3 is installed, the keyboard layout is set to "French (legacy)
Alternative" (or "... other") when the computer boot (there is no other options
in gdm3 drop-down menu for the keyboard layout). Then, after I log in, the
keyboard layout remains on the same "legacy" version which is added to the
other layout I might have configured. This makes the layout selection box
appears if there was previously only one layout selected (and two at this

If I remove the "legacy" version of the layout from my selected layout, it will
reappears at the next boot.

I did not found anywhere an option to set the default keyboard layout for gdm3
(which is system wide I think), but the non-legacy one is the default layout
ever-since the initial setup of debian on these computers.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-5-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=fr_FR.utf8, LC_CTYPE=fr_FR.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages gdm3 depends on:
ii  adduser                 3.112            add and remove users and groups
ii  debconf [debconf-2.0]   1.5.35           Debian configuration management sy
ii  gconf2                  2.28.1-3         GNOME configuration database syste
ii  gnome-session [x-sessio 2.30.2-1         The GNOME Session Manager - GNOME 
ii  gnome-session-bin       2.30.2-1         The GNOME Session Manager - Minima
ii  gnome-terminal [x-termi 2.30.2-1         The GNOME terminal emulator applic
ii  libart-2.0-2            2.3.21-1         Library of functions for 2D graphi
ii  libatk1.0-0             1.30.0-1         The ATK accessibility toolkit
ii  libattr1                1:2.4.44-2       Extended attribute shared library
ii  libaudit0               1.7.13-1+b2      Dynamic library for security audit
ii  libbonobo2-0            2.24.3-1         Bonobo CORBA interfaces library
ii  libbonoboui2-0          2.24.3-1         The Bonobo UI library
ii  libc6                   2.11.2-6         Embedded GNU C Library: Shared lib
ii  libcairo2               1.8.10-6         The Cairo 2D vector graphics libra
ii  libcanberra-gtk0        0.24-1           Gtk+ helper for playing widget eve
ii  libcanberra0            0.24-1           a simple abstract interface for pl
ii  libdbus-1-3             1.2.24-3         simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  libdbus-glib-1-2        0.88-2           simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  libdevkit-power-gobject 1:0.9.5-1+b1     abstraction for power management -
ii  libfontconfig1          2.8.0-2.1        generic font configuration library
ii  libfreetype6            2.4.2-1          FreeType 2 font engine, shared lib
ii  libgconf2-4             2.28.1-3         GNOME configuration database syste
ii  libglib2.0-0            2.24.2-1         The GLib library of C routines
ii  libgnome2-0             2.30.0-1         The GNOME library - runtime files
ii  libgnomecanvas2-0       2.30.1-1         A powerful object-oriented display
ii  libgtk2.0-0             2.20.1-1+b1      The GTK+ graphical user interface 
ii  liborbit2               1:2.14.18-0.1    libraries for ORBit2 - a CORBA ORB
ii  libpam-modules          1.1.1-6          Pluggable Authentication Modules f
ii  libpam-runtime          1.1.1-6          Runtime support for the PAM librar
ii  libpam0g                1.1.1-6          Pluggable Authentication Modules l
ii  libpanel-applet2-0      2.30.2-1         library for GNOME Panel applets
ii  libpango1.0-0           1.28.1-1         Layout and rendering of internatio
ii  libpolkit-gobject-1-0   0.96-3           PolicyKit Authorization API
ii  libpolkit-gtk-1-0       0.96-2           PolicyKit GTK+ API
ii  libpopt0                1.16-1           lib for parsing cmdline parameters
ii  librsvg2-common         2.26.3-1         SAX-based renderer library for SVG
ii  libselinux1             2.0.96-1         SELinux runtime shared libraries
ii  libwrap0                7.6.q-19         Wietse Venema's TCP wrappers libra
ii  libx11-6                2:1.3.3-3        X11 client-side library
ii  libxau6                 1:1.0.6-1        X11 authorisation library
ii  libxdmcp6               1:1.0.3-2        X11 Display Manager Control Protoc
ii  libxklavier16           5.0-2            X Keyboard Extension high-level AP
ii  libxml2                 2.7.7.dfsg-4     GNOME XML library
ii  lsb-base                3.2-23.1         Linux Standard Base 3.2 init scrip
ii  metacity [x-window-mana 1:2.30.1-2       lightweight GTK+ window manager
ii  policykit-1-gnome       0.96-2           GNOME authentication agent for Pol
ii  twm [x-window-manager]  1:1.0.4-2        Tab window manager
ii  upower                  0.9.5-1+b1       abstraction for power management
ii  xterm [x-terminal-emula 261-1            X terminal emulator
ii  zlib1g                  1: compression library - runtime

Versions of packages gdm3 recommends:
ii  at-spi                        1.30.1-2   Assistive Technology Service Provi
ii  gnome-icon-theme              2.30.3-1   GNOME Desktop icon theme
ii  gnome-power-manager           2.30.1-1   power management tool for the GNOM
ii  gnome-settings-daemon         2.30.2-1   daemon handling the GNOME session 
ii  xnest                         2:1.7.7-6  Nested X server
ii  xserver-xorg                  1:7.5+7    the X.Org X server
ii  zenity                        2.30.0-1   Display graphical dialog boxes fro

Versions of packages gdm3 suggests:
ii  gnome-mag                     1:0.16.1-2 a screen magnifier for the GNOME d
ii  gnome-orca                    2.30.2-1   Scriptable screen reader
ii  gok                           2.30.0-1   GNOME Onscreen Keyboard
ii  libpam-gnome-keyring          2.30.3-1   PAM module to unlock the GNOME key
ii  metacity                      1:2.30.1-2 lightweight GTK+ window manager

-- debconf information:
* shared/default-x-display-manager: gdm3
  gdm3/daemon_name: /usr/sbin/gdm3

Bug Marked as found in versions gdm3/2.30.5-4. Request was from to (Thu, 11 Nov 2010 19:33:02 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Added tag(s) wheezy. Request was from Kurt Roeckx <> to (Wed, 16 Feb 2011 19:04:45 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Added tag(s) jessie. Request was from Julien Cristau <> to (Thu, 18 Apr 2013 17:42:18 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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