Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 235238
Screensaver with Smart Cards UI issue
Last modified: 2015-01-14 18:20:02 EST
Description of problem:
This issue covers the following case:
1. Smart cards are enabled.
2. The screensaver is active.
3. The user does NOT have the smart card plugged in.
When the user moves the mouse, the screensaver takes the user to a dialog where
the user is told the following:
"Please insert your smartcard called ..."
Along with those instructions the user is also given a text box into which a
useless password can be entered.
It would be better to not have the password dialog available at this time.
Also, would it be useful to have some kind of descriptive icon present to let
the user know that they have to re-insert the smart card in order to regain
control of the computer?
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Enable smart card login.
2. Remove the smart card.
3. Jiggle the mouse, bringing the screensaver to life.
The user is shown a dialog with a text box with no description that accepts any
input and has no function.
The user should be asked to put the card back in. Possibly an icon of some kind
could help the user here as well.
hmmm, must be a rawhide regression.
At one point we hid the entry until it was needed, and then later we changed it
to desensitize the entry until needed.
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
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