French as an option doesn't show in KDM

Nigel Henry cave.dnb at
Fri May 18 19:58:06 BST 2007

On Friday 18 May 2007 20:07, Bram Schoenmakers wrote:
> Op vrijdag 18 mei 2007, schreef Nigel Henry:
> > I installed Kubuntu, and english was selected. I've since added the
> > french language packages, and expected that french would be added to kdm,
> > as a language option when logging in.
> >
> > In KDE's control centre, regions & accessability -> country & language, I
> > added the french language, which is top of the list, and when I log in I
> > get french. I can change the language here by moving english to the top,
> > but have to logout, and back in to get english in KDE.
> >
> > What I want is to have a menu item in kdm, so that I can choose the
> > language when logging in to KDE. I'm presuming that some editing of kdmrc
> > is needed, but can only see three lines there, and all are commented out.
> >
> > # Language and locale to use in the greeter, encoded like $LC_LANG.
> > # Default is "en_US"
> > #Language=de_DE
> >
> > Saying that though, this just seems to be dealing with the language
> > displayed on the greeter, rather than which language you want to use when
> > logged into KDE.
> >
> > Suggestions for getting a language menu on kdm welcome.
> The language is configurable in the KDM configuration (Control Center ->
> System Administration -> Login Manager).
> Language selection in KDM itself is an open wish, if I remember correctly.
> Kind regards,

That works ok, but I have to logout, and backin to change the language. For 
example. When I install Fedora Core, it installs Gnome as default, and gdm as 
the desktop manager. it has a menu item for language, and as long as I have 
the language packages installed I can login using any language that I want. 
Now I don't use Gnome, but always KDE, but am presuming that gdm's language 
selection applies equally to logging into KDE, as it does to Gnome.

What appears to be missing on kdm is a menu item to select the language that 
you want to use when logged in to KDE.

This is not a big deal, but would save a bit of time when logging in. You 
know. Login in english, change the language, logout, log back in using 
french. It's all a bit time consuming, but I'll put up with it, if it's a bit 
of a lost cause expecting a menu item for "language" being added to kdm.

Thanks for your quick reply Bram.

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