should warns about no numlock when entering password

Bug #835649 reported by Alan Bell on 2011-08-27
This bug affects 15 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
GNOME Screensaver
Fix Released
gnome-screensaver (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I am entering my password and it warns me that I have numlock on. On a desktop or laptop with full keyboard it would be more appropriate to warn when numlock isn't on.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.10
Package: gnome-screensaver 3.1.5-0ubuntu6
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.0.0-9.14-generic 3.0.3
Uname: Linux 3.0.0-9-generic x86_64
Architecture: amd64
Date: Sat Aug 27 21:15:35 2011
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Ocelot" - Alpha amd64 (20110824)
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: gnome-screensaver
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Alan Bell (alanbell) wrote :
Alan Bell (alanbell) wrote :
Changed in gnome-screensaver (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
rduplain (ron.duplain) wrote :

I'd prefer a setting to turn off the warning altogether.

Daniel Hahler (blueyed) on 2011-10-03
Changed in gnome-screensaver (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Changed in gnome-screensaver (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Confirmed
summary: - warns about numlock when entering password
+ should warns about no numlock when entering password
Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

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

Changed in gnome-screensaver (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Changed in gnome-screensaver:
importance: Undecided → Unknown
status: New → Unknown
Changed in gnome-screensaver:
importance: Unknown → Medium
status: Unknown → New
Aren Cambre (aren-arencambre) wrote :

The whole num lock warning should be junked. That would solve this. See #877456.

Lachezar Dobrev (lachezar) wrote :

On Laptop computers NumLock changes letters into digits!
It is just as bad, as having CapsLock turned on.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package gnome-screensaver - 3.2.0-1ubuntu8

gnome-screensaver (3.2.0-1ubuntu8) precise; urgency=low

  * debian/patches/22_dont_show_numlock_warning.patch: Don't show a warning
    for the numlock key, as some hardware tracks numlock status
    differently. (LP: #841541, LP: #877456, LP: #835649)
  * debian/patches/21_properly_lock_when_activated.patch: Updated with
    final upstream commit.
 -- Marc Deslauriers <email address hidden> Sun, 05 Feb 2012 17:15:02 -0500

Changed in gnome-screensaver (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Released
Changed in gnome-screensaver:
status: New → Fix Released
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