Bug 8877

Summary: 'Please enter your login' when it means password
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: Tim Waugh <twaugh>
Component: gnome-coreAssignee: Havoc Pennington <hp>
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Description Tim Waugh 2000-01-25 22:32:35 UTC
gdm says 'Please enter your login' after you've typed your login name in
and the type-in box says 'Password:'.

It should say something like 'Please enter your password', or 'Please enter
your login name and password'.

I've had plenty of customers confused by this on the phone.

Comment 1 Owen Taylor 2000-02-03 20:22:59 UTC
The problem here is that gdmlogin is never clearing the message
area, so this message (and "Authentication Denied, etc.") just

One possible solution is to change gdmlogin.c to clear the message
whenever the label (Login:, Password:), etc, is changed.

Comment 2 Havoc Pennington 2000-02-04 20:26:59 UTC
Fixed, package release number 21 building now