Re: German 'umlaute' in gnome(-terminal)
Ole Laursen <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > > It would also help if GDM sourced /etc/environment and used the settings
> > > there as defaults.
> > GDM 2.4.x uses /etc/environment (not by sourcing it but through
> > pam_env.so). I don't know about older versions, though.
> Are you sure it works? If it worked, wouldn't GDM 2.4 speak the
> language specified in /etc/environment?
The LANG setting from /etc/environment is used for the session, but
unfortunately not for the GDM greeter, which is a seperate programme.
> It doesn't with the package
> deb http://harshy.homelinux.org/files/debian ./
If it even doesn't work for the session, then possibly /etc/pam.d/gdm
is not present. This happened to me when I was using the sources from
Gustavo Noronha's backport. His package contained a file called
/etc/pam.d/gdm2 which was obviously ignored by gdm.
I don't know if the Greeter's inability to set the UI language could
also be cured by adding an appriopriate file to /etc/pam.d, but
possibly it doesn't even use pam as it doesn't conduct any
So here the easiest workaround is to add
Unfortunately this is overwritten by any upgrade, so probably Sean
should patch the file from debian/rules or better upstream should fix