Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 8877
'Please enter your login' when it means password
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:54 EDT
gdm says 'Please enter your login' after you've typed your login name in
and the type-in box says 'Password:'.
It should say something like 'Please enter your password', or 'Please enter
your login name and password'.
I've had plenty of customers confused by this on the phone.
The problem here is that gdmlogin is never clearing the message
area, so this message (and "Authentication Denied, etc.") just
One possible solution is to change gdmlogin.c to clear the message
whenever the label (Login:, Password:), etc, is changed.
Fixed, package release number 21 building now