Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 455093
Anaconda recognizes root password as caps lock on in PPC
Last modified: 2009-07-14 14:26:59 EDT
Description of problem:
Root password entered in the install process(Anaconda), is recognized to be
typed in with caps lock on even though it is not. For instance, if I type
PassWord in Anaconda, the actual root password is pASSwORD. This bug does not
occur on normal user accounts.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Anaconda in Fedora 9 PPC
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Fedora 9 PPC on iBook G4
2. Enter root password
3. After Fedora is successfully installed, the root password is actually the
password with caps lock on.
This has been tested at least 5 times on Apple iBook G4 (PPC)
Confirmed on my Power Mac G5 - anaconda starts with Caps Lock enabled.
As a workaround.. turn it off before you enter the root password.
Verified by Will Woods in graphical mode, but the bug does not appear in text
mode. Passing to X.
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