Bug 573570 - keyboard layout in gnome-screensaver is incorrect
keyboard layout in gnome-screensaver is incorrect
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-screensaver (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Ray Strode [halfline]
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2010-03-15 03:11 EDT by Adam Pribyl
Modified: 2012-08-16 16:08 EDT (History)
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Description Adam Pribyl 2010-03-15 03:11:58 EDT
Description of problem:
I use two keyboard layouts - USA and CZE. When gnome-screensaver shows up, it displays a keyboard layout, that is set, so you can type password with correct layout. However, the layout that is shown is often wrong. This mainly happens after hibernation.

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Not exactly sure, but try to setup a secondary keyboard layout and let the g-s start a few times or hibernate a resume. When you type the password and system says it is incorrect (g-s is usually showing USA layout, but layout is set to CZE), just hit your keyboard modifier, g-s is still showing the USA, but this time it is correct. When you are logged in, start System/Lock screen and see g-s is showing CZE layout, while underlaying gnome has USA.
Comment 1 Adam Pribyl 2010-05-21 10:27:45 EDT
Today this happened to me again (on F13 now - switching version). 

I am not able to login. gnome-screensaver dialog shows keyboard USA, until I hit keyboard modifier, while it still shows layout USA I am now able to login.

Looking around I found this message in /var/log/gdm/:0-greeter.log

(polkit-gnome-authentication-agent-1:2055): polkit-gnome-1-WARNING **: Error enumerating temporary authorizations: Remote Exception invoking org.freedesktop.
PolicyKit1.Authority.EnumerateTemporaryAuthorizations() on /org/freedesktop/PolicyKit1/Authority at name org.freedesktop.PolicyKit1: org.freedesktop.PolicyKit1.Error.Failed: Cannot determine session the caller is in

Not sure it this is related however.

At this time secure log says:
ay 21 16:13:41 mej unix_chkpwd[4085]: password check failed for user (covex)
May 21 16:13:41 mej gnome-screensaver-dialog: pam_unix(gnome-screensaver:auth): authentication failure; logname= uid=500 euid=500 tty=:0.0 ruser= rhost=
May 21 16:13:41 mej gnome-screensaver-dialog: gkr-pam: the password for the login keyring was invalid.
Comment 2 Adam Pribyl 2010-12-04 13:34:07 EST
Changeing to F14 as this is still true. One can try that keyboard layout is indicated wrong in the field "Leave a message".
Comment 3 Fedora Admin XMLRPC Client 2011-06-21 11:58:36 EDT
This package has changed ownership in the Fedora Package Database.  Reassigning to the new owner of this component.
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