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Change the language section

Unfortunately, the toggle Login Screen only appears when there are multiple users on the system. I did not find a way to change the settings other than creating another user.

To change the GDM language, ensure that gnome-control-center is installed. Then, start gnome-control-center and choose Region & Language. In the header bar, check the Login Screen toggle button. Finally, click on Language and choose your language from the list. You will be prompted for your root password. --Freley (talk) 21:04, 19 November 2017 (UTC)

Strange. It appears for me in my Arch VM installation which has just one user. I don't have GNOME/GDM on real hardware but I don't see why that would make a difference. Is there a report in GNOME bugzilla for this? -- Chazza (talk) 10:05, 21 November 2017 (UTC)
Ok on further experimentation I found that it is indeed the case that the login screen button is invisible on single user systems and there's a bug report to back this up. The section has been re-worded now [1]. Closing now. -- Chazza (talk) 10:41, 31 March 2018 (UTC)

Keyboard layout section

Instructions state "If the package gnome-control-center is installed, the keyboard layout(s) can be configured using a graphical frontend. Start gnome-control-center and navigate to Region & Language -> Input Sources. Then, in the header bar, hit the Login Screen toggle button to configure the keyboard layout for GDM specifically." (emphasis mine). The bolded instructions are unclear. Within gnome-control-center, in the Region & Language section setting the keyboard layout is simple. However, no "Login Screen toggle button" is to be found anywhere within gnome-control-center, including the header bar while in the Region & Language section. Archies (talk) 21:34, 18 February 2018 (UTC)

I think this is the same issue as the one described in the Change the language section discussion above. For some reason, the login screen toggle button doesn't appear for you but I'm really not sure why. To be clear, what you should be seeing is this - note the toggle button on the right hand side of the header bar. -- Chazza (talk) 10:56, 19 February 2018 (UTC)
Ok as per the Change the language section above the Login Screen button only appears on systems with more than one user. On single user systems you're just stuck with the system layout. I've re-worded the section to make this clear [2]. Closing now. -- Chazza (talk) 10:48, 31 March 2018 (UTC)

Shell Scripts in SH or Bash

Regarding the revision, I suggest changing the example to SH or Bash syntax for the purpose of wider applicability. —This unsigned comment is by Robg (talk) 16:10, 30 March 2018. Please sign your posts with ~~~~!

Good idea. I think this should work:
IFS=$'\n'; for x in $(sudo -u YOUR_USER gsettings list-recursively org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.power); do eval "sudo -u gdm dbus-launch gsettings set $x"; done; unset IFS
-- Chazza (talk) 09:37, 31 March 2018 (UTC)
I currently don't have GDM running, but if you can confirm to me that you are confident with the above script, I will go ahead and edit the section accordingly. —This unsigned comment is by Robg (talk) 11:15, 31 March 2018. Please sign your posts with ~~~~!
Oh I've not used GNOME or GDM on a regular basis for years but I tested in a VM and I can tell from the gsettings output that it does what its meant to. I've applied the change with [3] and if there are no objections I'll close this in a few days. -- Chazza (talk) 12:59, 31 March 2018 (UTC)
Sounds good. Thank you for your effort! --Robg (talk) 13:35, 31 March 2018 (UTC)