SDDM login screen with KDE: change language?

fufukauliza

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Hello everybody,
I have installed KDE5 with sddm but I could not find a way to change the language and time of the login screen from English to Italian.

Thank you
 

rfriemer

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You can also enter the following into the /etc/rc.conf:

Code:
sddm_enable="yes"
sddm_lang="de_DE.UTF-8"

Kind Regards

Robert
 

bsduck

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Thank you for this tip.

I wonder if the same works with LightDM. I will try.

I use a custom entry in /usr/local/share/xgreeters/ which sets the expected language and keyboard layout, and runs accessibility/sct (to set screen color temperature) before starting lightdm-gtk-greeter. It works well but is definitely not as convenient to set up if you just want to set the language.
 

bsduck

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So I tried setting lightdm_lang and it doesn't work, unfortunately.

In case anyone is interested, here is how I deal with LightDM:

* create /usr/local/share/xgreeters/startup.sh
Code:
#!/bin/sh
export LC_ALL=xx_YY.UTF-8
setxkbmap -layout xx -variant yy
sct 4000
lightdm-gtk-greeter

* create /usr/local/share/xgreeters/custom.desktop
Code:
[Desktop Entry]
Exec=/usr/local/share/xgreeters/startup.sh

* edit /usr/local/etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf
Code:
greeter-session=custom
 
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