Bug 415761 - Root login (in New Root Shell) using finger reader in konsole is wonky
Root login (in New Root Shell) using finger reader in konsole is wonky
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kdebase (Show other bugs)
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Reported: 2007-12-07 10:59 EST by David Kovalsky
Modified: 2014-03-31 19:44 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-12-02 08:57:08 EST
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Description David Kovalsky 2007-12-07 10:59:01 EST
Everything works as expected if you try to open 1 root shell - you get the
"Password or swipe finger: " promt. But if you open another one before you scan
your finger or log in, you get only 'Password:' in the second tab. After that
you can't even use the finger reader to log in in the first tab.

1) start konsole
2) Session -> New Root Shell
3) Session -> New Root Shell

a) Shell in second tab doesn't show the 'Password or swipe finger:' prompt
b) It's not possible to use finger reader to login in the first tab
Comment 1 David Kovalsky 2007-12-07 11:00:50 EST
Forgot to add - I'm running fully updated F8, some of the package versions that
may matter:

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Comment 3 David Kovalsky 2008-12-02 08:11:21 EST
I'm stopped using the finger reader for auth, so I don't care anymore.
Comment 4 Rex Dieter 2008-12-02 08:57:08 EST
Sorry, none of us kde-sig'ers have such a reader, so didn't have much chance to work on this.

I'll take don't care as -> WONTFIX (for now).
Comment 5 Kevin Kofler 2008-12-02 10:45:13 EST
Well, I have one, but it's only supported by the latest development version of libfprint, so I didn't get around to try it out at all yet.

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