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PCMan pcman.tw at gmail.com
Thu Aug 18 08:17:03 PDT 2011

A "very valid" usage for this feature is for public computers in libraries.
We don't know in advance what the language the users will need.
This is especially useful in countries where many languages are in use
simultaneously, such as Swiss, India, Singapore, or others.
Another possible usage is for a central server providing terminal services
in network environment.

Please add it back or at least make it possible for other greeters to do it.
If Ubuntu doesn't need it, just remove this feature from your default
However, we'd like to add this feature to our own greeter. Please, at least
make this optional.

On Thu, Aug 18, 2011 at 10:01 PM, Guido Berhoerster <gber at opensuse.org>wrote:

> * PCMan <pcman.tw at gmail.com> [2011-08-18 14:52]:
> > I just migrated my own GtkBuilder-based greeter to LightDM 0.9.x.
> However, I
> > found that language selection is no longer available. We relied on this
> > feature in the previous version. The feature is also supported by gdm and
> > lxdm. With LightDM 0.9 supporting this is not possible. I read the source
> > code and found that "Language" value in .dmrc is not used. So there is no
> > way to configure language for the selected session.
> > In NEWS file of lightdm, I noted that this is deliberately removed and
> users
> > should set locale in .profile. However, .profile is not always loaded
> > depending on the distro/environment used. Moreover, this requires that
> users
> > edit config files manually. Is it possible to restore this feature in
> > LightDM or at least give us other ways to do it?
> I second that, please see my comment on the corresponsing feature
> request for some additional arguments and use cases:
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/lightdm/+bug/803858/comments/6
> --
> Guido Berhoerster
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