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My keyboard layout is supposed to be the Swiss-French keyboard (QWERTZ, pretty similar to the English QWERTY). Here is what is really happening:

  • When the login screen appears, the keyboard layout is correct (QWERTZ). I know that because I can enter my password.
  • When I log in, the keyboard layout switches to QWERTY, even though the only configured layout is QWERTZ. The icon in the tray displays Swiss French and there is no other choice in the drop-down menu.
  • When I click the already selected option Swiss French in the drop-down menu, it realizes its mistake and gives me the correct QWERTZ keyboard layout.

Additional information:

  • I'm using 13.10 on an Acer Aspire V3-571G laptop.
  • Only my (cursed?) session has this problem on the computer.

Update: appears to persist in 14.04.

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I'm having exactly this problem on vanilla Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with Unity: system set to en.UK (and it is displayed in the indicator), but at login I get en.US keyboard. Would be good to have an answer! See also possibly related: "Unrecognized keyboard layout after login" – Davïd Aug 28 at 7:22
I had this problem on 12.04, 14.04 and now on 15.04 (but not in 10.04 and earlier)... but i cannot reproduce it. Sometimes it is there, sometimes not. I workaround this issue by having a second layout and switching forth and back via indicator. Somebody should make a bugreport yesterday. – mondjunge Aug 28 at 9:25

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