Bug 1295607 - RFE: Encryption passphrase prompt should probably give the user more information
RFE: Encryption passphrase prompt should probably give the user more information
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: plymouth (Show other bugs)
Unspecified Linux
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Assigned To: Ray Strode [halfline]
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2016-01-04 20:50 EST by sedrubal
Modified: 2016-12-20 12:36 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2016-12-20 12:36:50 EST
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Description sedrubal 2016-01-04 20:50:37 EST
Description of problem:

The encryption passphrase prompt is very concise. It even doesn't tell the user that the entered passphrase was wrong and after too many fails it simply does nothing until someone hits enter and the rescue shell appears. It is also not clear what the textbox/prompt does.

How reproducible:

Every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot from a luks encrypted drive
2. the password prompt appears: a simple textbox - nothing else

Actual results:

 - no description about the textbox (what is it for)
 - no information when the passphrase is wrong
 - no "wrong passwords entered" counter
 - no capslock warning: see https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=825406

Expected results:

 - A headline: "The drive xy is encrypted. Please enter your passphrase:"
 - On wrong passphrases: "This passphrase was not correct. Please try again"
 - On wrong passphrases: "This is 3 of 5 tries" or something like that
 - When capslock is activated: "Attention: Capslock is currently activated"
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