German keyboard support for gdm???

Peter Ulrich Kruppa opsyspref at
Sat Feb 3 15:03:29 UTC 2018

Pooh, there really seem to be a lot of "confs" and "customs" for gdm and
apparently everything has been changed and renamed between gnome-2 and
gnome-3 .

I guess I will have to check if there is still someone alive on
freebsd-gnome ...



On Fri, Feb 2, 2018 at 5:04 AM, Peter Ulrich Kruppa <opsyspref at>

> Hello,
> does anyone know how to make gnome's display manager gdm understand german
> keyboard input?
> I can find many discussions, hints and ideas in the web, but whatever I
> try, gdm stubbornly insists on using en_US default keyboard.
> I am running gdm-3.16.4_3 from ports on FreeBSD 11.1-RELEASE amd64 .
> My german keyboard is supported on console and "inside" Gnome 3 , but not
> on gdm's username/password dialog.
> Thanks an greetings
> Peter

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