No keyboard on first login

Bug #1289737 reported by David Henningsson
This bug affects 4 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
unity-greeter (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

When first booting this machine with daily 14.04, keyboard does not work. You can't enter password or select a different user.

However, you can work around this by using the mouse to start a guest session. After logging out the guest session, keyboard works as expected.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.04
Package: lightdm 1.9.8-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.13.0-16.36-generic 3.13.5
Uname: Linux 3.13.0-16-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.13.2-0ubuntu5
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: Unity
Date: Sat Mar 8 11:02:25 2014
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
InstallationDate: Installed on 2014-03-07 (0 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS "Trusty Tahr" - Alpha amd64 (20140307)
SourcePackage: lightdm
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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David Henningsson (diwic) wrote :
affects: lightdm (Ubuntu) → unity-greeter (Ubuntu)
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Rob Bosch (rob-bosch) wrote :

I have the same issue on 2 different installs.
Workaround: click the keyboard icon in the top right corner. Looks like the keyboard needs 'activating'.

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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in unity-greeter (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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Alberto Salvia Novella (es20490446e) wrote :

It affects an essential hardware component (disk controller, built-in networking, video card, keyboard, mouse).

Changed in unity-greeter (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
Changed in unity-greeter:
status: New → Confirmed
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Alberto Salvia Novella (es20490446e) wrote :

Seems related to bug #1291015 (login screen no text input possible in password field).

no longer affects: unity-greeter
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David Henningsson (diwic) wrote :

I can confirm the workaround in comment #2 works for me.

Also, I have a hard time reproducing this. It seems to happen every now and then but not when you try to reproduce it.

Anyway, I noticed something else. This also happened on the lock screen, and when I logged in I noticed my login password in clear text. Could it be that the text written on the lock screen (when this bug appears) actually goes through to the current session rather than just silently ignored? If so, this almost looks like a security issue.

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