Bug 459111 - When prompted for passphrase to unlock root device, hitting <esc> prevents passphrase entry
When prompted for passphrase to unlock root device, hitting <esc> prevents pa...
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: plymouth (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Ray Strode [halfline]
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Blocks: F10Beta/F10BetaBlocker
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Reported: 2008-08-14 10:33 EDT by James Laska
Modified: 2013-09-02 02:26 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-08-27 16:11:25 EDT
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Description James Laska 2008-08-14 10:33:00 EDT
Description of problem:

When prompted for the passphrase to unlock the root device, hit <esc>.  As expected this takes you to the text-console.  However you are unable to enter a passphrase.

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How reproducible:
Every time it seems

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install F10-Alpha with an encrypted root
2. Update to plymouth-0.5.0-20.2008.08.13.fc10
3. Rebuild initrd

$ mkinitrd /boot/initrd-$(uname -r) $(uname -r)

4. Reboot, ensuring "rhgb vga=0x318" are added as boot arguments
5. When prompted for passrphase, hit <esc>

Actual results:
Taken to text console ... unable to enter a passphrase to continue the boot process

Expected results:
Expected to see a text-mode password: prompt
Comment 1 Ray Strode [halfline] 2008-08-27 16:11:25 EDT
This should be a little better in tomorrow's rawhide.  Escape will now answer the password prompt with an empty string (which will trigger the client to ask again if the password isn't the empty string).

Even better would be to track that the old plugin was asking for a password and bring the second plugin with the prompt waiting, but that was a little trickier so I'm punting for now.

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