Bug 343427 - kcm_sddm : Allow keyboard layout selection
Summary: kcm_sddm : Allow keyboard layout selection
Status: CONFIRMED
Alias: None
Product: systemsettings
Classification: Applications
Component: kcm_sddm (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Platform: Other Linux
: NOR wishlist (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Edmundson
URL:
Keywords:
: 343425 354829 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2015-01-28 00:00 UTC by Mayeul Cantan
Modified: 2021-02-16 09:41 UTC (History)
8 users (show)

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Description Mayeul Cantan 2015-01-28 00:00:02 UTC
A feature that KDM lacked, and that sddm is capable of.
An option is needed to change the default keyboard layout, and eventually to allow selection of more layouts.

Also : a kcm_sddm subcategory is needed.

Reproducible: Always
Comment 1 Christoph Feck 2015-01-28 01:06:26 UTC
While SDDM is recommended by KDE developers for Plasma 5, they did not develop it. Please file feature requests directly to SDDM developers via https://github.com/sddm/sddm/issues
Comment 2 Christoph Feck 2015-01-28 01:17:17 UTC
Sorry, found the repository.

David, I created the systemsettings/kcm_sddm component and set you as default assignee. If this should be changed, just add a comment.
Comment 3 David Edmundson 2015-01-28 14:58:50 UTC
Sounds sensible.

I might end up putting it as a combo in the greeter

because
1) The code is a bit easier that way due to what SDDM does
2) you might plug in a different keyboard whilst your computer is turned off so need to log in to change the settings
Comment 4 David Edmundson 2015-01-28 23:18:34 UTC
*** Bug 343425 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 5 Mayeul Cantan 2015-09-14 21:10:38 UTC
Someone Created an issue on SDDM's Github Bugtracker here : https://github.com/sddm/sddm/issues/482 after I mentioned it here : http://www.linuxveda.com/2015/09/02/phoronix-offers-criticism-kde-software-kde-deals/#comment-2234650654

I was under the impression (after reading the comments) that this wasn't an issue on SDDM's side, thus not requiring to open a ticket there. Was I mistaken?
Comment 6 Martin 2015-10-20 22:30:33 UTC
It now looks like this feature will also be implemented in the basic SDDM theme.
Comment 7 Christoph Feck 2015-12-03 19:33:57 UTC
*** Bug 354829 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 8 Jaume 2016-11-21 19:36:58 UTC
The issue on SDDM side (https://github.com/sddm/sddm/issues/482) was closed at November 2015. Is this still an issue then?
Comment 9 Florian Jacob 2016-11-21 21:12:56 UTC
This is still an issue. While the default theme of sddm now has a keyboard layout chooser since November 2015, the breeze theme, which is developed as part of plasma and not of sddm, still lacks one in plasma workspace 5.8.3.
Comment 10 Nuno Costa 2016-12-08 17:06:01 UTC
(In reply to Florian Jacob from comment #9)
> This is still an issue. While the default theme of sddm now has a keyboard
> layout chooser since November 2015, the breeze theme, which is developed as
> part of plasma and not of sddm, still lacks one in plasma workspace 5.8.3.

At the moment, using Neon user edition 5.8.4, the Layout selector only appears when start typing and a second layout different from en_US on system settings >> keyboard >> layouts.

Seems that the layouts are not being added to SDDM.

Using for example, I needed to use localectl set-x11-keymap --no-convert pt , to add the European portugues keyboard layout to SDDM.

NOTE: The always showing US layout (although the correct one is set) is still ongoing. Manually selecting US and then, the second layout, workarounds the problem until logout/reboot.