Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 202566
gnome-screensaver no longer picks up first characters of password
Last modified: 2008-03-18 17:00:18 EDT
Description of problem: When the screensaver was active, it used to be possible
to begin typing my password before the password dialog was shown. Then once it
was shown, all the characters I had typed would be in the dialog, and I could
hit enter and the correct password would be recorded. Now the first few
characters typed are dropped.
This is a regression with the most recent update pushed to FC5 updates.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
How reproducible: Always (assuming I type fast)
Steps to Reproduce:
1. lock screen
2. type password (making sure to hit the first few characters quickly)
3. hit enter once you see the dialog
2. the number of dots in the password prompt is less than the number of
3. access is denied, and I am required to type my password again
2. the number of dots in the prompt is the same as the number of characters typed
3. the screen is unlocked
Additional info: I tested that the bug goes away when I downgrade to
gnome-screensaver-2.14.2-1.fc5.1.i386.rpm , kill gnome-screensaver, and restart
it, and that the bug then comes back when I upgrade again to
gnome-screensaver-2.14.3-1.fc5.i386.rpm, kill gnome-screensaver, and restart it.
It also appears that the password dialog now takes longer to appear than it used
to; this delay may well be related to the problem, although I'd think that all
keystrokes should be captured, no matter what's going on.
Yes this regression was caused by the fix for GNOME bug #339330. The fix for
the regression just missed the 2.14.3 release but is in upstream CVS. Is it
possible for you to test that it fixes your problem? Thanks.
2006-08-03 William Jon McCann <email@example.com>
* src/gs-window-x11.c (gs_window_real_key_press_event)
Fix problem where we were only queuing one key event.
Also add a paranoid limit on the number of queued keys.
This worked OK in the gnome-screensaver that was shipped in FC6, but regressed
again in the update that was pushed yesterday to FC6 updates:
Oct 30 14:49:21 Updated: gnome-screensaver.i386 2.16.1-2.fc6
We no longer support Fedora Core 6 and I am currently trying to get my open bug
count down to a more manageable state. I'm going to close this bug as WONTFIX.
If this issue is still a concern for you, would you mind trying to reproduce on
a supported version of Fedora and reopening?
(this is a mass message)
Yeah, this has been fixed for a while.