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I'm running two keyboard layouts on my system. US and US dvorak. I noticed today, when I change between the two the toolbar icon is changing, but the actual layout doesn't.

The only way to change keyboard layouts right now is running

sudo dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration

Upon which all layouts change to the chosen layout. This layout is also displayed as the "Keyboard layout chart" regardless of the actually chosen keyboard layout. Keyboard layout chart shows Dvorak layout, even though standard US layout has been chosen

Adding and removing layouts in "text entry settings" does nothing. Nor does launching ibus-setup from console.

I've been using the standard procedure as in http://www.wikihow.com/Change-Keyboard-Layout-in-Ubuntu for years. Always worked. The layout-changer works superficially as usual, but no matter which layout is chosen, it always behaves like the system-standard (in this case: dvorak) layout and is also displayed as such in the Keyboard Layout Chart.

  • Possible duplicate of Change keyboard layout? – Redbob Aug 30 '17 at 19:32
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    No. I've been doing exactly that for 10+ years. Never had a problem with it. – tp1024 Aug 30 '17 at 20:02
  • Could be a regression bug or a messed up configuration. Could you please test whether this happens in a new or guest user account too? If yes, could you please test this in a different Ubuntu installation, e. g. inside a VM or on a live system (fully upgraded with the same package repositories)? – David Foerster Aug 31 '17 at 9:29
  • It also happens when logging in to a guest account, I didn't have time to test anything else yet. – tp1024 Sep 1 '17 at 5:10

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