Setting keyboard preferences in Gnome (etch) makes system hang up and prevents loging in from GDM
After recent etch upgrade (27 April, Mark all upgrades -> Apply in
Synaptic) I could not log in from GDM as a normal user, however could
log in as root from GDM, and could log in as a normal user from console.
The problem is related to keyboard layout.
After I've deleted a normal user and created it again, I could log in
But when I added Lithuanian keyboard layout using Desktop->Preferences
->Keyboard, the system hung up, the only way to get any response
was turning the power of and on. And I could not log in from GDM as a
normal user anymore.
No need even to add a layout. After changing, for example, Group
Shift/Lock behavior the session is terminated, and GDM login screen
I can repeat this behavior as many times as I (don't) want.
Debian Release: testing
Kernel: Linux 2.6.15-8
Would be glad to provide more info, but don't know where to look for
it :-). It's a first time that I get such a problem in Debian, and it's
a first time I cannot find a solution in Google, forums etc.
Any idea (or pointer) how to fix this?