I just installed Ubuntu 13.10, and really enjoy it. I am from Denmark, and use the supported Danish keyboard-layout (and chose it as default in the install), but whenever I reboot Ubuntu switches back to English keyboard-layout, though the little icon in the panel says it's in Danish. I have to click on the icon every time to change it back to Danish. I tried removing the English keyboard-layout, but it didn't help. Any suggestions?
I'm Italian and I had the same problem as you before yesterday evening. I came also in this thread but I didn't find a solution.
Default layout keyboard was selected as Italian but at every boot "switched back to English keyboard-layout, though the little icon in the panel says it was in Italian. I have to click on the icon every time to change it back to Italian. I tried removing the English keyboard-layout, but it didn't help". It was frustrasting.
I solved my problem changing Text settings from these:
to these, that work fine for me:
Now my default keyboard layout is italian and works as italian by default, not as english. Now I don't have to click on the icon every time to change it back to Italian. I hope this can help you.
(Updated 2014-05-28, thanks to Bernard Decock's comment.)
In the ubuntu software center, install "dconf Editor" (
dconf-editor) (if you don't already have it). Open it, then open desktop -> ibus -> general. Now enable the property "use-system-keyboard-layout". (You want it to have a checkmark next to it.)
I had the same problem, with Ubuntu 13.10 and after using it few weeks, my keyboard layout suddenly started to change from spanish to english every time I login.
As a workaround I created the following script and then added it to startup applications:
I tried adding the command setxkbmap es directly to startup applications, but it didn't work, for that reason I made the script.
This also affected me and I own a pt-br keyboard. I actually don't know how to solve the problem, but a possible workaround (it worked for me) is to use setxkbmap until they fix it:
I hope it helps.
- In a Ctrl+Alt+F1 console, the layout is correctly set after booting, and
- The correct layout gets also suddenly set in all windows after physically disconnecting and reconnecting the keyboard.
xev test results are described elsewhere.
The workaround consists in automatically running the
setxkbmap command without any arguments at startup (login), as shown below for Xubuntu: