Allow the keyboard layout to be selected from the gdm greeter

Registered by Matt Zimmerman on 2005-10-19

As of Ubuntu 5.10, the initial keyboard layout used before login is part of the X.org configuration file, and cannot be adjusted by the user until after login. This is problematic because:

The user may not be able to login if the layout is incorrect

The X keyboard layout is currently "guessed" from the console layout chosen in the installer, and this process is known to be imperfect

Different users may require different keyboard layouts

This requires that the keyboard layout be asked for ahead of time on the live CD, which is inconvenient for the user

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Status:
Complete
Approver:
Matt Zimmerman
Priority:
Essential
Drafter:
Daniel Stone
Direction:
Approved
Assignee:
Sebastien Bacher
Definition:
Approved
Series goal:
Declined for dapper
Implementation:
Implemented
Milestone target:
None
Started by
Matt Zimmerman on 2006-08-16
Completed by
Matt Zimmerman on 2006-08-16

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