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Thread: [SOLVED] Keyboard Layout Settings won't stick after reboot

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    [SOLVED] Keyboard Layout Settings won't stick after reboot

    Hello

    Here's my first problem with Hardy on this machine - and a weird one.

    Testerday for the first time i took care of getting my boyfriend to use Linux - well, test Linux on my machine, so i installed the Thai keyboard for him. Thai fonts was no problem, already installed, just the Thai keyboard and possibility to switch between Thai and English.

    It worked fine.

    However, after a reboot, it does NOT work anymore. The indicator is still there in the panel, but the alt+shift, like i set it to switch layouts, does nothing, and clicking the layout thingy in the panel makes it change from "USA' to "THA" but it still types in English only.

    I checked in the preferences and it is all still like i set it yesterday, it just doesn't work anymore.

    If i "remove" the Thai keyboard and then "add" it again, it works again, incl. the alt+shift for switching..... how can i make this stick?

    I appreciate any replies on this matter.... thank you very much

    Best regards.....

    Thanh
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    Re: Keyboard Layout Settings won't stick after reboot

    *bump*

    Anyone? There must be more users out there who are bilingual and require two different inputs..?

    Regards....

    Thanh
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    Re: Keyboard Layout Settings won't stick after reboot

    Quote Originally Posted by Thanh-BKK View Post
    so i installed the Thai keyboard for him. Thai fonts was no problem, already installed, just the Thai keyboard and possibility to switch between Thai and English.

    It worked fine. However, after a reboot, it does NOT work anymore.
    Faced the same problem; it's a known bug. You can fix it by adding "setxkbmap" to your gnome startup (sessions), as follows:

    Click System-Preferences-Sessions-Startup Programs-Add:

    Name: setxkbmap (or whatever you like)
    Command: setxkbmap
    Comment: Set Keyboard Layouts (or whatever you like)

    Then click OK, Close and restart to check if it works!
    Cheers,PRShah
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    Re: Keyboard Layout Settings won't stick after reboot

    had the same issue too, just run setxkbmap do the job!

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    Re: Keyboard Layout Settings won't stick after reboot

    Good morning

    Thank you both very much!! I didn't know of the existence of this program - i mean, just typing "setxkbmap" into a terminal is SO much faster than removing and re-adding the keyboard layout via GUI

    So i have no done the advised, i added it to the startup programs, and will see upon next reboot what it does

    With kind regards.....

    Thanh
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    Re: Keyboard Layout Settings won't stick after reboot

    Quote Originally Posted by Thanh-BKK View Post
    So i have no done the advised, i added it to the startup programs, and will see upon next reboot what it does
    If it works (and it will!) please mark this thread solved. Near the top righthand side of the page, click on "Thread Tools"-"Mark Thread as Solved"
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    Re: [SOLVED] Keyboard Layout Settings won't stick after reboot

    Hi

    And so i have done, again, as indeed it does work. Normally i would only shut down my machine in about two hours from now and start again tomorrow morning, but i just HAD to test this - yup, problem indeed solved

    Everyone involved a big "thank you" from me

    Kind regards.....

    Thanh
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