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Bug 156590 - "Username:", "Please enter usename" message is no display on gdm
"Username:", "Please enter usename" message is no display on gdm
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gdm (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
medium Severity medium
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Assigned To: Ray Strode [halfline]
Mike McLean
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Blocks: FC4Blocker
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Reported: 2005-05-02 02:10 EDT by sangu
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
1 user (show)

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Last Closed: 2005-05-04 09:44:01 EDT
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Use unsigned comparison for detecting end of string (594 bytes, patch)
2005-05-03 08:33 EDT, Miloslav Trmač
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Description sangu 2005-05-02 02:10:05 EDT
Description of problem:
gdm has no "Username:", "Please enter usename"  messages.

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1.Run level 5 booting
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locale ko_KR.UTF-8
Comment 1 Miloslav Trmač 2005-05-03 07:55:02 EDT
Similar problem in cs_CZ.UTF-8, strings end at first non-ASCII character.
Looks like gdm- stops does
q = p;
while (*q >= ' ')
with q being "const gchar *", i.e. sign-extended to < 0 (and < ' ') for
non-ASCII characters
Comment 2 Miloslav Trmač 2005-05-03 08:33:19 EDT
Created attachment 113958 [details]
Use unsigned comparison for detecting end of string

This patch against gdm- fixes it.
Comment 3 Ray Strode [halfline] 2005-05-03 10:24:07 EDT
Thanks Mirek,

I'll try to push this fix through today.
Comment 4 Ray Strode [halfline] 2005-05-04 09:44:01 EDT
Should be fixed.

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