[arch-general] graphical display management

Guus Snijders gsnijders at gmail.com
Thu Mar 27 15:22:08 EDT 2014

Op 27 mrt. 2014 18:21 schreef "message" <letter at openmailbox.org> het
> On 2014-03-25 15:59, arch-general-request at archlinux.org wrote:
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>> Message: 2
>> Date: Tue, 25 Mar 2014 00:15:27 +0100
>> From: Guus Snijders <gsnijders at gmail.com>
>> Subject: Re: [arch-general] graphical display management
>> Ok. Could you try resetting the password for user a?
>> You could do this (as root) with:
>> passwd a
>> And then try again to login to a tty.
> This was successful thanks, but the dvorak keyboard layout is not
recognised at the graphical sign-in prompt. The layout is recognised when a
command terminal is opened within the graphical user session.

That is possible, The console and X use different configuration methods. A
quick search showed that for the console you should edit /etc/vconsole to

Since this file is read by systemd, it's probably best to reboot and then
try again.

>> Just to be sure: you do realise that the password shown in /etc/shadow
>> is the encrypted password and not the literal string to type in?
>> (no offence).
> Using 'less' to access the file, the password is visible as literal text.

Ok, i guess that's possible. Quite rare, though.

mvg, Guus

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