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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0007462Kali Linux[All Projects] General Bugpublic2021-11-30 23:11
Reporterkzb Assigned Todaniruiz  
Status assignedResolutionopen 
Product Version2021.3 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0007462: Changing language only with a few "Hacks" possible

the default language is changeable only for loggedin users but in the login screen you need to use a lot more hacks (e.g. crontab with @reboot + setlang settings and /etc/locales stuff)
I am opening a feature request to automate that stuff with a little script (like /bin/setlang)

Also keyboard preference gets overwritten (login screen) with English - to be clear.. that sucks!
Steps To ReproduceChange your lang (e.g. de_DE and keyboard German nodeadkeys) and logout.. try to login
... same when reboot

Wrong key mapping:
Z=Y and and Y=Z



2021-11-30 07:13

manager   ~0015454

Have you tried defining your keyboard layout in "/etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf"?
Adding the following in the "[Seat:*]" section will do the trick:

display-setup-script=setxkbmap de


2021-11-30 07:21

manager   ~0015455

Alternatively, you can add the keyboard selector to your lightdm panel. That'll allow you to change the language on the fly

VirtualBox_Kali-btrfs_30_11_2021_18_20_32.png (1,244,540 bytes)


2021-11-30 23:11

reporter   ~0015459

idk, haven't tried it - someone would like to?

but still, it's easier to have a script. One Code for everything.... so you don't have to switch everything (just the default lang) :-)


Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2021-11-30 06:21 kzb New Issue
2021-11-30 07:13 re4son Note Added: 0015454
2021-11-30 07:21 re4son File Added: VirtualBox_Kali-btrfs_30_11_2021_18_20_32.png
2021-11-30 07:21 re4son Note Added: 0015455
2021-11-30 13:01 g0tmi1k Assigned To => daniruiz
2021-11-30 13:01 g0tmi1k Status new => assigned
2021-11-30 23:11 kzb Note Added: 0015459