Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 278201
gdm login problem with national characters
Last modified: 2008-06-07 05:34:17 EDT
Description of problem: GDM login failes when password contains 8-bit chars
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
How reproducible: every time i have tested this.
Usually running with LANG=en_US, but also tested with en_US.UTF-8 without any
difference. Local user.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. set password in console mode to kjh456Ã¤ (swedish keyb)
2. try to login on console, works ok
3. try to login through gdm, fails
Additional info: I must use same LANG when setting passwd, as used during login
or it failes in console too. I think this worked in fc3 but after upgrade to fc6
people have begun to have problems with this
If you set LANG=en_US.utf8 when setting the password and before typing the
password, does it work?
Have set LANG=en_US.utf8 in /etc/sysconfig/i18n and rebooted. In console mode I
can set my passwd (kjh456Ã¤) and login, but login through gdm still fails. I have
done the same earlier, as mentioned above, with en_US and en_US.UTF-8 and the
This is probably caused by bug #372151
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)