Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 155717
xscreensaver cancels user typing password
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:04 EST
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Description of problem:
If your're slow (and unlucky) the password dialog can timeout in the middle
of typing a password.
Timer should be reset if the user is typing.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. lock screen
2. type password slowly
Actual Results: If the timeout reaches zero before you finish typing your password, the dialog will go away. Then you must type the password again from beginning.
Expected Results: xscreensaver should let me type my password to the end.
I think this bug is already fixed in the version 4.22.
In the version 4.22, driver/lock.c is changed so that each time a key
is pressed 10 percent of the whole time allowed to type a password is added
to the remaining time (pw->ratio) .
I saw that this bug remains in the rpm version 4.21-4, but doesn't seem
to remain in the version 4.22-16.