Bug 111608 - Interactive behaviour afected when given root password
Summary: Interactive behaviour afected when given root password
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: usermode
Version: 4
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Martin Bacovsky
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-12-06 07:19 UTC by Jules Colding
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:10 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Last Closed: 2006-09-22 02:08:04 UTC

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Description Jules Colding 2003-12-06 07:19:49 UTC
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Description of problem:
Launch up2date as non-root. While it is querying for the root password
try to:

1) Launch the fedora (aka the foot menu) menu

2) or try to type something in a gnome-termnal

3) or try to type something in an emacs buffer

It is simply not possible to launch the main menu or type anything
except in the password query window itself. It should be noted that
this are only true when being in the same workspace as the query window.  

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Launch up2date as non-rrot
2. Try to press the fedora menu or
3. Try to input something in another program

Additional info:

Comment 1 Adrian Likins 2003-12-08 22:33:58 UTC
the root password dialog is part of the "usermode" program,
and not up2date itself, reassigning to the "usermode"

Comment 2 Jindrich Novy 2005-05-19 14:10:56 UTC
I can't reproduce this with usermode-1.80-1 any more.

Comment 3 Jindrich Novy 2005-05-19 14:40:04 UTC
I ran debug version of usermode where this feature is disabled. This really
happens even with rawhide usermode.

Comment 4 Jindrich Novy 2005-05-19 14:48:33 UTC
On the other hand, this behavior is intentional in order to not to give user a
chance to type password in a visible form to some other window if he
accidentially change focus. I'll set the password window always on top in order
to not to let the user be confused if he switches to another window what covers
the password dialog and anything he types goes to password query window actually.

Comment 5 Bill Nottingham 2006-09-22 02:08:04 UTC
Closing bugs in MODIFIED state from prior Fedora releases. If this bug persists
in a current Fedora release (such as Fedora Core 5 or later), please reopen and
set the version appropriately.

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