How do I fix my profile

ToddAndMargo ToddAndMargo at
Sun Jul 2 00:52:49 CEST 2023

On 7/1/23 04:17, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> On Sat, 2023-07-01 at 01:30 -0700, Todd Chester wrote:
>> All my text is mixed English and Arabic.
> Hi,
> with that less information it's impossible to help, hence I can only do
> wild guessing.

Actually, you are not giving yourself enough credit.

> I suspect that somewhere the LANG variable is set to Arabic and some
> items are probably in English, because for those items no Arabic
> translation does exist, hence those items fallback to English
> In what language is the menubar of xfce4-terminal?
> Assuming you are using a display manager and assuming it is lightdm,
> take a look at ~/.dmrc .
> "4.1 My system is still using wrong language
> [snip]
> LightDM will automatically use accountsservice to set a user's locale if
> it is installed. Otherwise, LightDM stores the user session
> configuration in ~/.dmrc. It is possible that an unwanted locale setting
> is retrieved from there as well.
> [snip]" -
> I'm not running a XFCE session, but I started my openbox session using
> lightdm. This is how it does look for my session:
>rocketmouse at archlinux ~
>     $ cat .dmrc
>     [Desktop]
>     Language=en_US.utf8
>     Session=openbox-lcd-realignment
>rocketmouse at archlinux ~
>     $ locale
>     LANG=en_US.utf8
>     LC_CTYPE="en_US.utf8"
>     LC_NUMERIC="en_US.utf8"
>     LC_TIME=en_GB.UTF-8
>     LC_MONETARY="en_US.utf8"
>     LC_MESSAGES="en_US.utf8"
>     LC_PAPER="en_US.utf8"
>     LC_NAME="en_US.utf8"
>     LC_ADDRESS="en_US.utf8"
>     LC_TELEPHONE="en_US.utf8"
>     LC_MEASUREMENT="en_US.utf8"
>     LC_IDENTIFICATION="en_US.utf8"
>     LC_ALL=
> IIRC it's possible to change the language by the lightdm-greeter. I
> don't know if it depends on the used greeter.
> Regards,
> Ralf

Hi Ralph,

I am using lightdm.

My .dmrc's are not located in the user's folder.
They are in:

# find / -iname \*dmrc\*

And mine was (is that Pakistani?):


Everyone else's was and not mine is:


Problem solved.  Thank you!


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