Bug 463018 - Gnome Packagekit crashes when using a fingerprint reader (fprint)
Gnome Packagekit crashes when using a fingerprint reader (fprint)
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: PolicyKit (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: David Zeuthen
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-09-20 16:26 EDT by xavier.loup
Modified: 2013-03-05 22:57 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-07-14 12:54:46 EDT
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Description xavier.loup 2008-09-20 16:26:44 EDT
Description of problem:

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Use a computer with a fingerprint reader
2. Configure pam_fprint (http://reactivated.net/fprint/wiki/Pam_fprint)
3. In gnome, go to System menu and choose Administration > Add/Remove software
4. Choose a new software to install and click apply
Actual results:
Application hangs (you have to kill it)

Expected results:
A message box should tell you to have your fingerprint read.

Additional info:
In GDM or in console, a message is sent to the user when he has to have his
fingerprint verified. See also bug 456749
Comment 1 Richard Hughes 2008-09-21 06:03:17 EDT
Can you describe exactly how it hangs please? Thanks.
Comment 2 xavier.loup 2008-09-22 16:03:30 EDT
After clicking apply, a new window opens : "Finding packages we depend on".
Progress bar advances and when it seems to be finished, nothing happens.
The UI become unresponsive (no UI repaint).
No other choice than killing the window.

The application may be waiting for a password, but there is no password window and using the fingerprint reader does nothing.
Comment 3 TK009 2009-03-10 16:05:23 EDT
Assigning based on maintainer response.

This bug has been triaged

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