Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 111608
Interactive behaviour afected when given root password
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:34 EST
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Description of problem:
Launch up2date as non-root. While it is querying for the root password
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):
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
the root password dialog is part of the "usermode" program,
and not up2date itself, reassigning to the "usermode"
I can't reproduce this with usermode-1.80-1 any more.
I ran debug version of usermode where this feature is disabled. This really
happens even with rawhide usermode.
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.
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.