After an update to F28, every time I reboot my machine, the GDM screen is showing an ugly, unnecessary, and useless virtual keyboard instead of the login screen.

How do I disable that?

My login screen looks similar to this one:

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The ugly virtual keyboard all over my screen.

Once I remove it, this is what I see:

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That screen does not contain any accessibility options.

As as as I know, I installed Workstation ages ago (26, I think), updated to 27, and now to 28.

  • Did you try the accessibility options on the same screen? – Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams May 18 '18 at 15:23
  • @IgnacioVazquez-Abrams There are no accessibility options on the same screen therefore I did not. – Sardathrion May 18 '18 at 15:35
  • What do you mean by "There are no accessibility options"? They are in the menu in the upper right of the login screen. – Michael Hampton May 18 '18 at 17:12
  • @MichaelHampton I know where the options should be. They are not there. All I have is a reboot/shutdown icons. – Sardathrion May 21 '18 at 8:03

On screen keyboard driving you mad?

Fedora login screen with on screen keyboard

Get rid of it by clicking the accessibility icon in the upper right.

Fedora accessibility menu], keyboard on

You can then select "Off" for the keyboard.

Fedora accessibility menu, keyboard off

  • This is no what I see at all… First, the login screen looks like this, the keyboard is full screen hiding the rest, and there are no accessibility options. – Sardathrion May 21 '18 at 7:56
  • @Sardathrion You appear to have installed a Fedora spin (but not mentioned this important detail). In that case this answer is not going to help you. You may wish to edit your question further. – Michael Hampton May 21 '18 at 13:04
  • As far as I know, I am on Workstation… – Sardathrion May 21 '18 at 13:21
  • @Sardathrion That's not Workstation, and that's not GDM. The image you posted is from Fedora LXQt spin. – Michael Hampton May 21 '18 at 13:22
  • Okay… The screen shot is not what I am seeing but is more what I am seeing that yours. This is an updated machine from 26 via 27 which was a workstation. I shall post an accurate screen shot tomorrow when I can access the machine in question. I am not meant to sound annoyed at you, I am just really annoyed at this change of behaviour for no damned good reasons whatsoever. – Sardathrion May 21 '18 at 13:28

Based on musings by Michael Hampton, I tried to make sure that I was running gdm and not some other manager. I installed system-switch-displaymanager via

sudo dnf install -y system-switch-displaymanager

and ran system-switch-displaymanager gdm. Then, verified that it was running:

sudo systemctl status gdm.service                                            
● gdm.service - GNOME Display Manager                                          
   Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/gdm.service; enabled; vendor preset:>
   Active: active (running) since Tue 2018-05-22 14:16:48 BST; 4min 28s ago
 Main PID: 1341 (gdm)
    Tasks: 3 (limit: 4915)
   Memory: 9.3M
   CGroup: /system.slice/gdm.service
           └─1341 /usr/sbin/gdm

I am now seeing what this answer shows and no ugly on-screen keyboard.

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