Bug 63315 - Root password dialogue locks text output
Root password dialogue locks text output
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: usermode (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jindrich Novy
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2002-04-12 11:20 EDT by Hakon
Modified: 2013-07-02 18:55 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-10-03 15:39:24 EDT
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Description Hakon 2002-04-12 11:20:20 EDT
Description of Problem:

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How Reproducible: 

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start something that requires user authentication.
2. When the root password dialogue shows, put focus on another window
3. Type something

Actual Results: The output comes in the authconfig-gtk window, although it
hasn't focus

Expected Results: The output should come in whatever window that has focus when
you type

Additional Information: I'm not sure this is the correct component
Comment 1 Tommy McNeely 2002-04-17 16:45:10 EDT
I would rather see this than a user typing the root password into some "yahoo
messger" type window thinking they are typing into that..


you might try re-categorizing this to "consolehelper" i think thats what you
meant ;)

Comment 2 Jindrich Novy 2004-10-03 15:39:24 EDT
Hakon, this is a feature, not a bug. The reason is to prevent user to
type password to some window which could pop up and grab focus from


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