I have different users on the machine who use different keyboard layouts. In 11.04, you could change the keyboard layout on the login screen (and it would remember it per user).
How can I do this in 11.10? Or is it not possible?
Ubuntu 11.10 uses a new log-in manager called LightDM. The "Simple LightDM Manager" program allows you to change settings for LightDM, but it only supports changes to the background image and logo right now.
Unfortunately, you may need to make these keyboard changes individually within each user account. To do so:
If your keyboard layout change isn't working properly, you may need to use the command-line to fix it. This link may be helpful:
To download Simple LightDM Manager or get more information about it, visit:
Had the same problem. Found many non-working solutions. But finally I found a workaround which indeed worked:
This is for GDM only. Maybe LightDM has a similar file where this line can be added. Don't know.