ssh-askpass-fullscreen cannot grab keyboard

Bug #327588 reported by Xavier Martinez-Hidalgo on 2009-02-10
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Gentoo Linux
Fix Released
ssh-askpass-fullscreen (Ubuntu)
Hideki Yamane

Bug Description

Binary package hint: ssh-askpass-fullscreen

When ssh-askpass-fullscreen is started to ask for a password,
a dialog containing the following message is shown:

  Could not grab keyboard. A malicious client may be
  eavesdropping on your session.

The password can still be entered (after dismissing the

Running the command from a terminal, I get the following:

 $ ssh-askpass-fullscreen
 Xlib: extension "RANDR" missing on display ":0.0".

 (ssh-askpass-fullscreen:14975): Gtk-CRITICAL **: gtk_main_quit: assertion `main_loops != NULL' failed

(I typed "password").

Using the gnome-ssh-askpass command works ok:

 $ /usr/lib/openssh/gnome-ssh-askpass
 Xlib: extension "RANDR" missing on display ":0.0".

i.e., no dialog is shown.

System and package information follow:

 $ lsb_release -rd
 Description: Ubuntu 8.10
 Release: 8.10

 $ apt-cache policy ssh-askpass-fullscreen
   Installed: 0.3-2
   Candidate: 0.3-2
   Version table:
  *** 0.3-2 0
         500 intrepid/universe Packages
         100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: amd64
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 8.10
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/yelp
NonfreeKernelModules: fglrx
Package: yelp 2.24.0-0ubuntu2
SourcePackage: yelp
Uname: Linux 2.6.27-11-generic x86_64

Ulrich Müller (ulm) wrote :

A fix for this can be found at: <>

Changed in gentoo:
status: Unknown → Fix Released
Changed in gentoo:
importance: Unknown → Medium
Hideki Yamane (henrich) on 2012-12-30
Changed in ssh-askpass-fullscreen (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Committed
assignee: nobody → Hideki Yamane (henrich)
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