[Samba] Default Keyboard Layout changed to english.

Kalev Riivik kalevr at iisaku.edu.ee
Thu Mar 3 05:40:27 MST 2011

it's been allmost a week since i wrote to this list and i haven't gotten 
a single replay yet, so i thought i'd ask, if nobody knows what the 
problem is or is my questrion that stupid, that there's no point in 

UPDATE: I also discovered, that after the update, roaming profile users 
(xp machines) can't see/change their desktop backgrounds and if they try 
to open image files from desktop... the window opens and closes right 
away (works fine if u open picture from shared pictures.... but if u 
copy the same picture to desktop then it won't open). PS: And i haven't 
made any kind of changes to xp computers (besides leaving and rejoining 
domain after update). Also... if users (xp roaming again) add Estonian 
keyboard, then when they log out and in again... its set to English once 
more. (On normal computer i would just delete the English keyboard and 
add Estonian as default.... but i can't do that here.... because even if 
i remove english keyboard, it still remains... luckly if i have two kb-s 
set, then there's a icon on taskbar that allows me to switch it to 
Estonian... for a while anyway).

With regards,

25.02.2011 10:58, Kalev Riivik kirjutas:
> Hello,
> i upgraded debian from lenny to squeeze and i managed to mess up 
> config file or update (cuz i'm quite noob when it comes to linux). I'm 
> gonna try to explain best to my abillity, how i got where i am right 
> now (bear in mind that this is my first time in this list). Since 
> smbpasswd and pdbedit had mysteriously vanished after upgrade, i did 
> reinstall to samba (3.5.6 PDC with roaming profiles). Since i did 
> backup of entire /etc folder i put the old smb.conf back, but what 
> happened was that nobody was able to log in (from xp). So what i had 
> to do, was leave and rejoin the domain with all of the computers. 
> After that it appeared that i had to input everyone's password again. 
> Then some people were able to log in and others were not.... after a 
> bit of research i found out that those people that couldn't log in had 
> "special" (estonian) characters in their name (like äöüõ or šž etc), 
> so i added "unix charset = UTF8" to the smb.conf and it seemed to work 
> (later replaced UTF8 with ISO-8859-15 and it still worked).
> The problem i'm having, is that when I (or anybody else) logs into xp 
> machine with roaming profile, the default keyboard layout is set to US 
> and they can't change it (but that might be because of gpedit policies 
> i set up in xp machines). When i log in with local user (to xp) then 
> keyboard is fine. I did try to find solution on the internet, but the 
> posts i found about this problem were without answers. Any kind of 
> help is appriciated
> With regards,
> Kalev

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