Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 442300
gdm shows password in typeahead find popup
Last modified: 2015-01-14 18:20:56 EST
The new version of gdm is painfully slow on my system.
If I type my username and press Enter (or just press Enter when my picture is
selected), then immediately continue typing my password before gdm draws the
password field (which takes about a second), it appears verbatim in a GTK
typeahead find popup.
Just so you know, I'm on a Dell Core2 Duo laptop with an nVidia Quadro NVS 135M
video card using the open source "nv" driver. The whole X system is a little
sluggish, but this is the only place where it's a major issue.
So we should probably do two things
1) disable type ahead after the user presses enter
2) maybe queue up keystrokes and replay them when the password prompt comes up
like we do for gnome-screensaver's lock dialog.
#2 sounds like a good idea, but make sure it flushes additional key presses
after it cancels out of a password dialog, if you know what I mean.
* Wed Apr 16 2008 Ray Strode <firstname.lastname@example.org> - 1:2.21.10-0.2008.04.16.1
- Disable typeahead when asking for password so password can't get shown
in clear text (bug 442300)
This seems to work now for me. Can you retest?
I don't do the part 2) queueing yet.
*** Bug 442243 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Mind giving gdm-2.21.10-0.2008.04.28.1.fc9
(http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/buildinfo?buildID=47545) a spin?
It should be faster, disable the type ahead pop up, and queue key strokes made
during the animation for after the animation finishes.
It didn't disable the typeahead find during the user selection, but I assume you
just meant after Enter is pressed.
I can't reproduce the problem any more, so it's fixed as far as I can tell.
That's right. Thanks, I'll request it gets tagged.
Tagged and signed; should appear in tomorrow's rawhide.