Bug 523867 - default theme too slow
Summary: default theme too slow
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gdm
Version: 11
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: jmccann
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2009-09-16 22:59 UTC by Mikel Ward
Modified: 2015-01-14 23:23 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2010-06-28 14:41:31 UTC
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Description Mikel Ward 2009-09-16 22:59:18 UTC
Description of problem:
With a standard F11 install, I can't type my username, Enter, password quickly.  I have to press Enter to select the first (and only) user from the list, wait a couple seconds, then type my password.

I should be able to type my password immediately.

Also can't find any way to change the GDM theme to something less resource intensive (no System->Administration->Login Screen or gdmgreeter program I can find).

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Clean install F11
2. Add only one user
3. Press Enter on the login screen and immediately start typing your password
Actual results:
Not all the password is accepted

Expected results:
The password field is ready immediately and all the typed password is accepted

Additional info:
Using an "nVidia Corporation Quadro NVS 135M" video card with the default open source driver.  The nVidia binary driver is faster, but doesn't work with kernel 2.6.30 and Fedora 11 AFAICT.

There was a similar bug a while ago to disable GTK typeahead find, and I think that was fixed a few releases ago.  Now the issue is still that I can't type my password.

Comment 1 Mikel Ward 2009-09-16 23:03:01 UTC
Nope, can't find a similar bug in Red Hat or Gnome Bugzilla, so maybe I just worked around it previously and didn't report it.

Comment 2 Mikel Ward 2009-09-16 23:11:47 UTC
Disabling the user list as per http://library.gnome.org/admin/gdm/2.26/gdm.html#greeterconfiguration

gconftool-2 --direct --config-source xml:readwrite:/etc/gconf/gconf.xml.defaults --type bool --set /apps/gdm/simple-greeter/disable_user_list true

seems to help.

Comment 3 Sergey Rudchenko 2009-09-17 18:22:00 UTC
Thank you for the bug report.

> Not all the password is accepted
Does this happen if you wait until the editbox fully appeared and test cursor blinks?

Could you provide a rough quantitative measurement of the delay? (1 or 3 or maybe 10 seconds?)

Also please provide the result of such command:
$ cat /proc/cpuinfo  | grep 'model name'


Fedora Bugzappers volunteer triage team

Comment 4 Mikel Ward 2009-09-21 03:54:01 UTC
With user list disabled, the delay is about 0.5 seconds, long enough that about the first two letters of my password are not registered.

With user list enabled (default), the delay is even longer.

Oddly, the same delay happens between pressing Enter on the Other... list item that appears that gets me to the Username prompt with disable_user_list=true, but all the keypresses in my username are properly registered, albeit with a typeahead find box appearing briefly.

CPU is Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU     T7300  @ 2.00GHz.

Comment 5 Mikel Ward 2009-11-18 21:35:29 UTC
Usin slim now.  It's much faster.

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