Bug 203294 - gdm login does not respect altgr modifier with Finnish keyboard
gdm login does not respect altgr modifier with Finnish keyboard
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gdm (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Ray Strode [halfline]
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Reported: 2006-08-20 15:33 EDT by Ville Herva
Modified: 2008-03-18 14:34 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-03-18 14:34:08 EDT
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Description Ville Herva 2006-08-20 15:33:39 EDT
Description of problem:
gdm does not respect altgr modifier with Finnish keyboard. This makes it 
impossible to enter certain characters (@£${[]}\~ |) in passwords and user 
names. I imagine this affects all keyboard layouts that have altgr (SE, GE, NO, 
DK, ...). I recall running into this problem years ago (but since then, I have 
not used fedora with GDM (runlevel 3) or have not had such chars in my 
password.) Now I had to change my password because of this.

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How reproducible:
always (on this computer), have seen this on other fedora/redhat boxes in the 

Steps to Reproduce:
1. have a password with altgr chars
2. try to login via gdm
Actual results:
altgr is not respected (altgr-2 produces '2', not '@')

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Comment 1 Ray Strode [halfline] 2008-03-18 14:34:08 EDT

We no longer support Fedora Core 5 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?

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