Bug#793925: mate-desktop: Keyboard layout incorrectly set (same as archived #770435)

olivier.bert at laposte.net olivier.bert at laposte.net
Tue Jul 28 23:08:16 UTC 2015

Package: mate-desktop
Version: 1.8.1+dfsg1-3+deb8u1
Severity: normal

Dear Maintainer,

I am encountering exactly the same issue as the one described in archived bug #770435.

Summary of the issue: The layout applied to the keyboard is English, despite being set to French in the MATE conf applet. 

My configuration seems to be the same as the one used by Sebastien (the initial reporter):
   * "fr" selected in /etc/default/keyboard.
   * Nothing changed in the MATE keyboard applet: French is the only keyboard layout available.

I have observed a few strange things with the MATE desktop applet:

   1) When French is the only listed layout in the applet, the Desktop starts and sets my keyboard with an english layout (original problem described by Sebastien).

   2) If I add a second French keyboard layout in the list, the problem disappears and the keyboard remains in French, even after a reboot.
   3) If I add an English keyboard layout in the list in addition to the two French layouts already present, the desktop starts and sets my keyboard with the english layout, whatever the order of the layouts in the applet list is.

I am at your disposal to provide more information. 



-- System Information:
Debian Release: 8.1
  APT prefers stable-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'stable-updates'), (500, 'proposed-updates'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: armhf (armv7l)

Kernel: Linux (SMP w/4 CPU cores; PREEMPT)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages mate-desktop depends on:
ii  hicolor-icon-theme    0.13-1
ii  libatk1.0-0           2.14.0-1
ii  libc6                 2.19-18
ii  libcairo2             1.14.0-2.1
ii  libfontconfig1        2.11.0-6.3
ii  libfreetype6          2.5.2-3
ii  libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0    2.31.1-2+b1
ii  libglib2.0-0          2.42.1-1
ii  libgtk2.0-0           2.24.25-3
ii  libmate-desktop-2-17  1.8.1+dfsg1-3+deb8u1
ii  libpango-1.0-0        1.36.8-3
ii  libpangocairo-1.0-0   1.36.8-3
ii  libpangoft2-1.0-0     1.36.8-3
ii  libunique-1.0-0       1.1.6-5
ii  mate-desktop-common   1.8.1+dfsg1-3+deb8u1

mate-desktop recommends no packages.

mate-desktop suggests no packages.

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