To allow users login no matter what keyboard they are using.
This item addresses where any user can have any default keyboard setting and any user should be able to login, using that method or some other.
There is a spec on launchpad:
It is stated that it has been “Implemented”.
This is not the case in 6.06. or edgy as far as I can discover.
It appears to have been drawn from here:
This is one possible way to solve this issue:
If a user uses different keyboard settings we can “save this” data.
This data ends up in
The data with having a format of:
username, keyboard-1, keyboard-n
Where the username is the name of the user, and keyboard-* is an actual keyboard setting for a keyboard.
John a user starts off using the computer in keyboard-1 and chooses to learn the language involved with keyboard-2, John now wishes to change his entire environment to keyboard-2 but his password uses characters unique to keyboard1.
Additional benefit, other users on the machine don't need to know anything of John's login habits.
Passwords are stored as a hash.
Let us assume that John's password has a hash of 12345 when done with keyboard-1.
Let us assume that John's password has a hash of abcde when done with keyboard-2.
If the login program checks the values for John in
it can put his password through the the login process and check it at most twice.
As far as I can see this negates any need for manual settings changes as a user.
It also covers if GDM crashes and a user has to login at the console.
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