Bug 20919 - gdm problem with long passwords
gdm problem with long passwords
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gdm (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Havoc Pennington
Aaron Brown
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Reported: 2000-11-15 14:14 EST by Daniel Whitener
Modified: 2005-10-31 17:00 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-02-09 16:50:41 EST
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Description Daniel Whitener 2000-11-15 14:14:56 EST
I recently upgraded all my accounts to a 30+ character pass-phrase.  I can
go to a console and login fine without any problems, but when I'm in
runlevel 5  (using gdm) and I try to login using the same names and
passwords, it gives me "authentication failed".  I double and triple
checked the password and I've probably tried to re-type it about 20 times
now.  So, I decided to change it back to the old one -- a 8 character
password - voila!  It works.  So, please feel free to email me or call me
if you'd like to hear the exact passwords I'm using.  There are a capital
letters, spaces, and a period in the password.

Good luck, and sorry I'm not a coder, or I would have tried to hunt this
down myself!  Please don't hesitate to contact me if I can be of any help. 
My contact info is below

Daniel Whitener
(800) 688-3067 ext 104
Comment 1 Elliot Lee 2001-02-09 16:50:36 EST
Works fine here with gdm-2.0beta2-39, cannot reproduce.
Comment 2 Havoc Pennington 2001-07-05 22:42:31 EDT
Please reopen this bug if the problem persists with Rawhide.

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