Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 467853
Cannot log on due to password not being processed correctly.
Last modified: 2008-10-21 23:26:56 EDT
Description of problem: At the login screen, when entering password three characters are generated for every one I type. This just started this morning (ran updates last night). I cannot login now.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): Not sure what component is responsible for this part of GNOME.
How reproducible: Very
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot computer.
2. Click on name at the login prompt of GNOME.
3. Enter password.
Actual results: When entering password, three dots show up for every character I enter. GNOME will not log me in.
Expected results: GNOME would log me in based on a correct password.
Additional info: Sorry, I don't know what package the login screen comes from. Please reassign it to the proper package if this isn't it. Thanks!
Created attachment 321092 [details]
List of packages update on Oct 20
Not sure if this helps but this is a list of packages that were updated the day before the problem occurred.
Okay, this has to be the weirdest problem I've ever encountered. If I am at the GNOME login screen and go to a TTY and then jump back I can successfully enter a single character and it will show up with a single dot. All subsequent entries now show up as two dots. All I have to do is jump into a TTY and then back again and I can get the one character, again.
Also, not sure this is related but TTY1 is the GUI vice TTY7(?).
> Also, not sure this is related but TTY1 is the GUI vice TTY7(?).
Yes, this has been changed.
Regarding your other problem, do you have an xorg.conf that mentions input devices ? It sounds like you are having evdev problems.
Please update to xorg-x11-drv-evdev-2.0.7-2 and xorg-x11-server-1.5.2-7 or higher.
Aside from that, removing the input devices from your xorg.conf is generally a good idea.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 467573 ***