Asking for password is not supported by Plymouth theme [$35]

Bug #1245436 reported by Sergey "Shnatsel" Davidoff on 2013-10-28
This bug affects 5 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
elementary OS
Fix Released
Cody Garver

Bug Description

Asking for password in Plymouth, which is used in cases when the entire hard disk is encrypted, is not currently supported by our Plymouth theme. Ubuntu theme supports that, but I have not adapted the relevant parts for our theme, and might have broken something in that codepath (it wasn't tested during Luna cycle).
Additionally, avoiding overlap between text and password box may require some work, because Ubuntu has a smaller logo than we do. We might have to slide up our logo or something like that.
A screenshot of the current situation is attached.

Changed in elementaryos:
milestone: none → isis-beta1
Phillip Sz (phillip-sz) on 2014-01-02
Changed in elementaryos:
status: New → Confirmed
Cody Garver (codygarver) on 2014-03-24
Changed in elementaryos:
importance: Undecided → Low
Cody Garver (codygarver) on 2014-04-08
Changed in elementaryos:
milestone: isis-beta1 → isis-beta2
Daniel Fore (danrabbit) wrote :
summary: - Asking for password is not supported by Plymouth theme
+ Asking for password is not supported by Plymouth theme [$35]
Cody Garver (codygarver) on 2014-08-10
Changed in elementaryos:
importance: Low → High
Cody Garver (codygarver) on 2014-08-13
Changed in elementaryos:
assignee: nobody → Cody Garver (codygarver)
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
Florian W (flo-w95) wrote :

I have a similar bug which I guess is related to this. I full-disk-encrypted my Freya build (elementaryos-unstable-amd64.20140810) and in contrast to OP it shows the sda volume to encrypt, but it doesn't show the password "dots" when I type and more importantly it doesn't indicate that caps-lock is enabled (neither software nor hardware shows capslock is active).
Hardware used: Medion Akoya P6512 notebook. The capslock LED works fine once logged in.

@flo-w95, I tested out the Encrypted Disk feature also and I was surprised to learn that the capslock is automatically on even though my keyboard seems to indicate the opposite.

My disk encryption password was lowercase however inputting it fails until I hit capslock once prior to entering.

Yes, I believe it doesn't put asterisks as you type the password either.

Abhinav (agauniyal) wrote :

Same here ^

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