gdm circles vs asterisks in password entry

Bug #110307 reported by Alexey Maksimov on 2007-04-26
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Fix Released
gdm (Ubuntu)
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gdm

Gdm shows password as 'circles' even when 'Use circles instead of asterisks in the password entry' is unchecked

Feisty fawn 7.04 here

Changed in gdm:
importance: Undecided → Low
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thanks for your bug report. This bug has been reported to the developers of the software. You can track it and make comments here:

Changed in gdm:
assignee: nobody → desktop-bugs
status: Unconfirmed → Confirmed
Changed in gdm:
status: Unknown → Unconfirmed

I've posted the following patch for this upstream, let's hope it gets accepted.

Changed in gdm:
status: Unconfirmed → Fix Released
Daniel Holbach (dholbach) wrote :

Fixed Upstream.

Changed in gdm:
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

the bug is fixed in gutsy

Changed in gdm:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

Re open it this is still an issue in Gutsy with latest gdm (2.19.7)

Changed in gdm:
status: Fix Released → Triaged
Basilio Kublik (sourcercito) wrote :

i can confirm this behaviour, no matter what you select, always use circles, as attachment goes a log showing what happens when i unckeck and then check the use of circles from gdmsetup.

gdm 2.19.6-0ubuntu3

I checked the source and it seems that my patch was not applied in gutsy. Sebastien, can you look for this?

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

the code has been changed in a similar way, that requires debugging

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

the patch was only changing the standard login screen, not the graphical one, I've attached a new patch upstream now

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

The bug has been fixed upstream now

Changed in gdm:
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
Albert Damen (albrt) wrote :

Fix seems to have been released in Gutsy. I get the * character now.

gdm (2.19.8-0ubuntu1) gutsy; urgency=low
  * New upstream version:
   - Set invisible character to '*' for gdmgreeter.

Gavin Graham (gavingraham) wrote :

Running Gutsy and just applied the most recent updates. As of today, I have started getting '*' in the password mask too.
Version of GDM installed:
ii gdm 2.19.8-0ubuntu2 GNOME Display Manager

Changed in gdm:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Pascal de Bruijn (pmjdebruijn) wrote :

After installing Gutsy, I noticed the asterisks have becomes the new default!


The asterisks are not as visually pleasing as the circles. Can we revert the default back to the circles?

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

those should not be the default and you are commenting on the wrong bug, your issue is different of the one described there

Changed in gdm:
importance: Unknown → Low
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