self-generating "5" every second - not able to login

Reported by i1102828 on 2009-10-13
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: gdm

Upgraded from Ubuntu 8.10 to Jaunty via Synaptic automatic upgrade.Not able even to login: the system generates "5" in the login window every second, so, I am not able to write the password within this interval between two generated "5"-s, the result is "Wrong password". I had the same problem when I upgraded from Ubuntu 6 to Ubuntu 8.04; then there has appeared Ubuntu 8.10, to which I've upgraded and which was free from this problem. 8.10 ---> 9.04 has given birth to it again.
To overcome this problem I've added into the /boot/grub/menu.lst after the line

## ## End Default Options (I've inserted "root (hd1,0)" in 2nd line ##

the following:

title Ubuntu 8.15, kernel 2.6.28-15-generic
root (hd1,0)
uuid c2970882-feee-4b3b-9ea5-80b3148f1356
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.28-15-generic root=UUID=c2970882-feee-4b3b-9ea5-80b3148f1356 ro quiet splash
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.28-15-generic
savedefault
quiet

title Ubuntu 8.14, kernel 2.6.27-14-generic
root (hd1,0)
uuid c2970882-feee-4b3b-9ea5-80b3148f1356
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.27-14-generic root=UUID=c2970882-feee-4b3b-9ea5-80b3148f1356 ro quiet splash
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.27-14-generic
savedefault
quiet

and was forced to choose booting from second line
(Ubuntu 8.14, kernel 2.6.27-14-generic).
Then I was able to login, but I've got next problem

"HPLIP Status Service fails - no system tray detected"
What should be done?

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.04
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Package: gdm 2.20.10-0ubuntu2
ProcEnviron:
 PATH=(custom, no user)
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: gdm
Uname: Linux 2.6.27-14-generic i686

i1102828 (i1102828) wrote :
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

the issue seems rather a keyboard one that a gdm bug

affects: gdm (Ubuntu) → ubuntu
i1102828 (i1102828) wrote :

Then which file should be inspected and corrected?
 Facts: I tried different models of keyboards, behaviour is the same,
 - with booting via Ubuntu 8.14, kernel 2.6.27-14-generic this problem does not arise,
 while via Ubuntu 8.15, kernel 2.6.28-15-generic
it does...

Fabio Marconi (fabiomarconi) wrote :

Hello i1102828
is this problem present with the latest updated Karmic's or Lucid's packages?
Thanks
Fabio

tags: added: hardy-to-jaunty
Changed in ubuntu:
status: New → Incomplete

Unfortunately, I did not try: I've installed the version 8.10 instead of
9.10 and everything works fine. But I am sure that it has nothing to do with
keyboard and so on, but, quite possibly, with some incompatibility of
Fujitsu-Simens hardware with 7.0,8.05 and 9.10 versions of Ubuntu.
Igor

On Sun, Aug 22, 2010 at 10:06 PM, Fabio Marconi <email address hidden>wrote:

> Hello i1102828
> is this problem present with the latest updated Karmic's or Lucid's
> packages?
> Thanks
> Fabio
>
> ** Tags added: hardy-to-jaunty
>
> ** Changed in: ubuntu
> Status: New => Incomplete
>
> --
> self-generating "5" every second - not able to login
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/450365
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>

Fabio Marconi (fabiomarconi) wrote :

We are closing this bug report because it lacks the information we need to investigate the problem, as described in the previous comments. Please reopen it if you can give us the missing information, and don't hesitate to submit bug reports in the future. To reopen the bug report you can click on the current status, under the Status column, and change the Status back to "New". Thanks again!

Changed in ubuntu:
status: Incomplete → Invalid
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