Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 708729
Screen would not unlock due to password failure
Last modified: 2011-09-11 10:53:00 EDT
Description of problem:
It turns out to be impossible to unlock the screen under certain circumstances (detailed description is below).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): 3.0.0-1.fc15
How reproducible: always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Lock you screen (e.g. by the gnome-shell menu)
2. Move your mouse/touchpad/whatever or press some keys to get the unlock screen window
3. Type in your password (in my case it consisted of some Latin characters and numbers, nothing uncommon)
It always gives you the "incorrect password" message, so the screen cannot be unlocked. The alternate option to switch user and actually re-login to your current user (i.e. via gdm), however, works.
The screen should be unlocked normally.
It is quite important to mention that two kbd layouts (Russian and US English) are set up in GNOME for me. My guess is that the password might be input in wrong layout, i.e. with Cyrillic characters instead of Latin in my case. However, there is no way to either see or switch the current layout in the "Unlock screen" window like it were in GNOME 2.x, and that very well might be the case.
This package has changed ownership in the Fedora Package Database. Reassigning to the new owner of this component.
The issue seems to have beеn fixed, however, not sure when it happened. It is now possible to switch layouts when the unlock screen window is showing, however, it is still "blind", i.e. there is still no indicator as it used to be in GNOME 2.x, but this is more of a usability/ToDo issue.