German keyboard support for gdm???

Peter Ulrich Kruppa opsyspref at
Sun Feb 4 16:39:28 UTC 2018

So now,

I couldn't solve my problem with gdm but after some failed experiments with
some more login-managers (xdm, lightdm, slim) I found x11/sddm .
When I edit the file /usr/local/share/sddm/scripts/Xsetup by adding the line
  setxkbmap de,us
and reboot, I get a language selector with DE and US keyboard.
I think that's as simple as it should be.



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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