Bug 43349 - login - keyboard disabled when typing password
Summary: login - keyboard disabled when typing password
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: distribution
Version: 7.1
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Preston Brown
QA Contact: Brock Organ
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2001-06-03 16:16 UTC by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:33 UTC (History)
0 users

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Last Closed: 2001-06-03 16:16:04 UTC

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Description Need Real Name 2001-06-03 16:16:00 UTC
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Description of problem:
I cannot login to Linux, I have only seen the Gnome desktop once since 
installing RedHat 7.1 a week ago. After my initial installation of the 
operating system I logged on as root (I hadn't set up any user accounts 
during installation).This being my very first experience of Linux I had a 
quick look around the environment assessing its usability and content. I 
tried but was unable to create a boot disk and set up a user account. When 
I tried to reboot Linux everything seemed to go OK except when I was 
prompted to login: I typed "root" <return> then when prompted for the 
Password: my keyboard seemed not to work, whatever I did no output showed 
on the screen and eventually I was informed "Incorrect login" and prompted 
to login again. This is repeated for a number of cycles,each time I am 
able to type at the "login:" prompt but not at the "Password:" prompt, 
until eventually the system informs me of the last successful login but 
still will not allow me to login. In an effort to correct this fault 
(supposing it may have been something I inadvertantly did on the single 
occasion I was logged on as root) I reinstalled the operating system over 
my existing installation on the same partition this time setting up a user 
account as well as root and creating a boot disk while installing. However 
the problem still remains I cannot login, so am unable to use the 
operating system. 

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Boot Linux
2.Type at login prompt
3.Unable to type at password prompt

Actual Results:  Cannot access operating system

Expected Results:  Gain access to operating system

Additional info:

Comment 1 Preston Brown 2001-07-06 15:56:49 UTC
the password prompt intentionally does not show your password as you type it.  You 
simply have to put in the correct password without seeing any output and press enter.

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