Bug 1003123 - Long delay when logging in through kdm. Possible to change password after hitting enter.
Long delay when logging in through kdm. Possible to change password after hit...
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kde-workspace (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Martin Bříza
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2013-08-30 18:18 EDT by basjetimmer
Modified: 2015-02-17 11:59 EST (History)
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Description basjetimmer 2013-08-30 18:18:37 EDT
Description of problem:

When reaching the kdm login prompt, after typing your password and hitting enter, nothing happens for ~20 seconds. During this time it is possible to change the password. Even though you already hit the enter key, and you do not hit it again, whatever is in the password box at the moment kdm decides to try and login counts (you can both fix an incorrect password, or break a correct one after hitting enter).

You can also just wait ~20 seconds when the login screen appears in which case everything seems to work correctly. So, the delay is not from the moment of hitting enter, but from the moment the login appears. 

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How reproducible:

Every time.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start computer
2. When the kdm login screen appears, try and login within about 20 seconds
3. You can't

Actual results:

Pressing enter seems to do nothing. One just looks at the cursor flashing in de password box for a while unsure whether your enter key is working until suddenly, login continues.

Expected results:

Login commences as soon as enter is pressed (and password was correct).

Additional info:

I first thought of #832840 which had mostly the same symptoms. But when checking that bug, someone had already commented and it was determined this was a different issue.
Comment 1 Martin Bříza 2013-09-02 08:14:07 EDT
There was a similar issue with SDDM before we switched to GDM's PAM configuration.
Did you change anything in /etc/pam.d/kdm?
Also, in what SELinux mode are you running, please?
Clear installation of Fedora 19 KDE works fine with KDM so please mention any difference from the original settings especially in the areas I mentioned that comes to your mind.
Thank you.
Comment 2 basjetimmer 2013-09-04 03:43:34 EDT
Thanks for commenting. I have not changed anything in /etc/pam.d/kdm. Usually SELinux is in enforcing mode (the default) but booting into permissive mode gives the same results.

I cannot actually think of any system wide changes I have made except for fstab, crypttab and disabling some services. Are any services absolutely required for kdm to work?

Any other thoughts to what can cause this? Any logs to inspect?

Maybe I should try a reinstall and then update and customize while really taking note of when things go bad...

Comment 3 Ruben Guerra Marin 2013-09-04 03:49:00 EDT
Hi, I have had this problem since I installed fedora (problem was there on fresh install of f19). For me it is just like 10 seconds, and I know this is not a problem with SELinux, because I have it disabled. I also tried enabling it and doing the solutions they give on bug #832840 thinking it was the same bug, but it appears this is a whole different thing.

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