Bug 442300 - gdm shows password in typeahead find popup
gdm shows password in typeahead find popup
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gdm (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: jmccann
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
: 442243 (view as bug list)
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Blocks: F9Blocker
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Reported: 2008-04-13 22:24 EDT by Mikel Ward
Modified: 2015-01-14 18:20 EST (History)
5 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: gdm-2.21.10-0.2008.04.28.1.fc9
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Last Closed: 2008-04-29 14:47:28 EDT
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Description Mikel Ward 2008-04-13 22:24:57 EDT
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.
Comment 1 Mikel Ward 2008-04-13 22:28:05 EDT
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.
Comment 2 Ray Strode [halfline] 2008-04-14 00:07:01 EDT

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.
Comment 3 Warren Togami 2008-04-16 17:26:07 EDT
#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.
Comment 4 Matthias Clasen 2008-04-17 01:08:13 EDT
* Wed Apr 16 2008 Ray Strode <rstrode@redhat.com> - 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)
Comment 5 Bill Nottingham 2008-04-21 17:42:38 EDT
This seems to work now for me. Can you retest?
Comment 6 Ray Strode [halfline] 2008-04-21 17:51:24 EDT
I don't do the part 2) queueing yet.
Comment 7 jmccann 2008-04-28 16:52:04 EDT
*** Bug 442243 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 8 Ray Strode [halfline] 2008-04-29 00:09:19 EDT
Hi Mikel,

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.
Comment 9 Mikel Ward 2008-04-29 02:04:53 EDT
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.
Comment 10 Ray Strode [halfline] 2008-04-29 09:43:59 EDT
That's right.  Thanks, I'll request it gets tagged.
Comment 11 Will Woods 2008-04-29 14:47:28 EDT
Tagged and signed; should appear in tomorrow's rawhide.

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