can't cancel authentication

Bug #974610 reported by Yves-Alexis Perez on 2012-04-05
This bug affects 5 people
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LightDM GTK+ Greeter

Bug Description


this is lightdm 1.2.0 without accountservice and with user list disabled. When typing a wrong username, there's no way to cancel the authentication: the cancel button doesn't work and it seems that there's no limit on the number of entered passwords.

Robert Ancell (robert-ancell) wrote :

is this with the GTK greeter?

Yves-Alexis Perez (corsac) wrote :

Indeed (sorry for not precising it at first).

affects: lightdm → lightdm-gtk-greeter
Brent Jones (brenz) wrote :

Let me add "me too" to the list of people noticing this bug. I was going to file a report on it, but a search turned up this list.

It appears that hitting "cancel" at any point of the login, even before entering a username, will make it impossible to log into the system. "Cancel" does not return you to the Username prompt, and you cannot get focus back to where you enter passwords.

Related to this may be the case where you mis-type the username. Again, there is no way to return to a place where you can enter the username again.

Lauri Tirkkonen (lotheac) wrote :

The patch in the other issue (linked in comment #4) fixes this for me on lightdm-gtk-greeter 1.1.5-0ubuntu1.

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