Bug 468880 - encrypted /home box does not accept password
Summary: encrypted /home box does not accept password
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: plymouth
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ray Strode [halfline]
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
Blocks: F10Preview
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-10-28 15:57 UTC by Eric Paris
Modified: 2013-01-10 04:52 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2008-10-30 23:19:23 UTC

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Description Eric Paris 2008-10-28 15:57:52 UTC
Just did an F10 yum update and the password box to unlock my encrypted /home no longer works.  When I type letters nothing happens.  When I hit enter an * appears in the box for every letter I typed (including the enter).  If I keep typing letter nothing happens.  Another enter and I again get all the *.  Just hitting enter adds one * every time.

I hit esc to get to the text mode and was able to type my p-word there.

Below is the list of things which were updated right before this reboot.

yum: Updated: bluez-4.17-2.fc10.i386
yum: Updated: bluez-alsa-4.17-2.fc10.i386
yum: Updated: audit-1.7.8-5.fc10.i386
yum: Updated: frysk-0.4-2.fc10.i386
yum: Updated: glib2-devel-2.18.2-3.fc10.i386
yum: Updated: mlocate-0.21.1-1.i386
yum: Updated: yum-3.2.20-2.fc10.noarch
yum: Updated: plymouth-scripts-0.6.0-0.2008.10.27.5.fc10.i386
yum: Updated: system-config-network-tui-1.5.92-3.fc10.noarch
yum: Updated: gssdp-devel-0.6.3-1.fc10.i386
yum: Updated: system-config-users-1.2.80-2.fc10.noarch
yum: Updated: system-config-date-1.9.32-2.fc10.noarch
yum: Updated: gnome-python2-extras-2.19.1-23.fc10.i386
yum: Updated: desktop-backgrounds-basic-9.0.0-4.noarch
yum: Updated: xorg-x11-server-common-1.5.2-10.fc10.i386
yum: Updated: system-config-firewall-tui-1.2.12-2.fc10.noarch
yum: Updated: kernel-firmware-
yum: Installed: htmlview-4.0.0-3.fc7.noarch
yum: Updated: system-config-network-1.5.92-3.fc10.noarch
yum: Updated: system-config-firewall-1.2.12-2.fc10.noarch
yum: Updated: firstboot-1.102-1.fc10.i386
yum: Updated: gupnp-devel-0.12.3-1.fc10.i386
yum: Updated: policycoreutils-gui-2.0.57-6.fc10.i386
yum: Updated: bluez-cups-4.17-2.fc10.i386
yum: Updated: system-config-lvm-1.1.4-3.1.fc10.noarch
yum: Updated: system-config-boot-0.2.21-3.fc10.i386
yum: Updated: kernel-headers-
yum: Updated: specspo-16-1.noarch
yum: Installed: kernel-devel-
yum: Updated: xorg-x11-server-Xorg-1.5.2-10.fc10.i386
yum: Installed: plymouth-plugin-solar-0.6.0-0.2008.10.27.5.fc10.i386
yum: Updated: plymouth-0.6.0-0.2008.10.27.5.fc10.i386
yum: Updated: plymouth-utils-0.6.0-0.2008.10.27.5.fc10.i386
yum: Updated: mkinitrd-6.0.68-1.fc10.i386
yum: Installed: kernel-
yum: Updated: linuxwacom-
yum: Updated: xorg-x11-drv-ati-6.9.0-34.fc10.i386
yum: Updated: nautilus-2.24.1-3.fc10.i386
yum: Updated: gnome-python2-libegg-2.19.1-23.fc10.i386
yum: Updated: gnome-python2-gtkhtml2-2.19.1-23.fc10.i386
yum: Updated: plymouth-plugin-spinfinity-0.6.0-0.2008.10.27.5.fc10.i386
yum: Updated: plymouth-gdm-hooks-0.6.0-0.2008.10.27.5.fc10.i386
yum: Updated: lcms-libs-1.17-6.fc10.i386
yum: Updated: PackageKit-glib-0.3.9-1.fc10.i386
yum: Updated: festvox-slt-arctic-hts-0.20061229-6.fc10.i386
yum: Updated: lcms-1.17-6.fc10.i386
yum: Updated: festival-1.96-6.fc10.i386
yum: Updated: f-spot-0.4.4-6.fc10.i386
yum: Updated: xulrunner-
yum: Updated: PackageKit-gstreamer-plugin-0.3.9-1.fc10.i386
yum: Updated: PackageKit-udev-helper-0.3.9-1.fc10.i386
yum: Updated: PackageKit-yum-plugin-0.3.9-1.fc10.i386
yum: Updated: PackageKit-0.3.9-1.fc10.i386
yum: Updated: gnome-packagekit-0.3.9-4.fc10.i386
yum: Updated: PackageKit-yum-0.3.9-1.fc10.i386

Comment 1 Ray Strode [halfline] 2008-10-28 16:00:54 UTC
can you attach your /init from the initrd?

You may be hitting a different manifestation of bug 468856 (although they sound pretty different)

Comment 2 Eric Paris 2008-10-28 18:08:19 UTC
There is nothing about luks in my initrd.  My / partition is not encrypted.  Only my /home.

Comment 3 Eric Paris 2008-10-28 18:20:19 UTC
I ran the following 2 commands:
  330  /usr/sbin/plymouth-set-default-plugin spinfinity
  331  /usr/libexec/plymouth/plymouth-update-initrd

And now bootup is much less awesome, but it took my luks password and I was able to boot.

Comment 4 Eric Paris 2008-10-28 21:10:04 UTC
confirmed fix in plymouth-0.6.0-0.2008.10.27.6.fc10.i386.rpm and friends

Comment 5 Ray Strode [halfline] 2008-10-28 21:58:40 UTC

Comment 6 Jesse Keating 2008-10-30 23:19:23 UTC
This is in rawhide now, closing.

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