Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1268489
logon screen password entry requires multiple attempts before password is accepted
Last modified: 2015-10-20 00:40:02 EDT
Description of problem:
However, with Gnome Wayland selected, it takes multiple attempts to have my password accepted for the LOGON SCREEN.
Password entry works ok with regular Gnome interface.
My password format is #montreal001 tryit with #qwert001
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Linux F23SDC 4.2.1-300.fc23.x86_64 #1 SMP Mon Sep 21 22:13:13 UTC 2015 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
All Gnome updates as of this posting within Fedora 23 beta-rc1 There is no gnome version information when clicking on the help icon.
Since I discovered the problem...
Switch from Gnome to Gnome Wayland and very carefully, click on user icon
when password prompt occurs, very carefully enter the password.
Steps to Reproduce:
Immediately after a boot, or immediately after changing from Gnome to Gnome-Wayland or immediately after logout (while not leaving Gnome Wayland selection) and retrying with Gnome-Wayland.
After a logout, password is definitely rejected at first and immediately main prompt reappears. I repeat the selection of my logon and then very carefully enter the password a second time.
It can be accepted or rejected. Most of the time second or third attempt is accepted.
Gnome Wayland presentation of password to be accepted the first time, as it is done with normal non-wayland Gnome
To be reconfirmed ---
I tried it once and it really needs further testing, but a backspace char followed by the #password001 format worked first time with Wayland login process.
Does the # as first character have any significance. my passwords have € and ¥ as special characters.
Two keyboard layouts used...
US keyboard layout is #2, Canada French is #1 I never switch to US layout between system boots.
(US layout is kept for other non-admin user(s). Again, with regular Gnome, this dual keyboard settings has never caused problems.
Backspace as first character has no effect.
I switched to Wayland for Fedora 22, (Actually was using Wayland in F22), and the logon problem is not present.
The logon problem is a Wayland Fedora 23 problem.
Tested and not fixed with update to...
Linux F23SDC 4.2.2-300.fc23.x86_64 #1 SMP Wed Sep 30 01:36:26 UTC 2015 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
This feature works with TC11 update
Linux F23SDC 4.2.3-300.fc23.x86_64 #1 SMP Mon Oct 5 15:42:54 UTC 2015 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux