• keyboard layout on login

    I have my keyboard layout set to Dvorak, but on the login screen the keyboard is the standard US one. How do I change the keyboard layout on the login screen?

    I’m using XFCE with lightdm.

  • @manuel
    /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/00-keyboard.conf already exists and it contains the following:

    Section "InputClass"
            Identifier "system-keyboard"
            MatchIsKeyboard "on"
            Option "XkbLayout" "us"
            Option "XkbModel" "dvorak"
  • @notxarb Actually I noticed I have the same issue. :)
    So far it has not been a problem for me, but now I’ll start finding out a fix. So far I have nothing, but as soon as I find something, I’ll keep you posted!

  • it seems that keyboard settings are possible with lightdm config files, but it do not work at all… it should have a switcher possible also but it do not show up…

    i do not test it but somme timne ago @lots-0-logs posted this solution:

    You can add the command to /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf as the value of the following configuration option:


    Be sure to remove the # symbol from the front of the line so that it looks like this:

    greeter-setup-script=/usr/bin/setxkbmap lang_code

    and replace lang_code with the one you need

    something like:

    /usr/bin/setxkbmap -layout us,us -variant ,dvorak

  • @notxarb
    I have US keyboard layout at the login screen right after booting into it.
    But when I start writing the password, the keyboard indicator magically changes to the language I’m using.

    I’m not sure how it happened, but now I unticked Settings -> Keyboard -> Layout -> Use system defaults. Then I added the correct keyboard layout from the Keyboard layout part of the same window, and set it the first one.

    Maybe a reboot is needed after those settings, not sure though.

  • Oh, I’m using SDDM, not lightdm, so this maybe doesn’t help you, but shouldn’t hurt either.

  • @joekamprad that doesn’t seem to have helped. 🙁 Maybe the lang_code is wrong? Where do I find the correct lang_code?

    @manuel I already have my settings like that.

    Thanks for your help guys!

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