MGA8 Beta1+: Gdm login and lockscreen issue

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MGA8 Beta1+: Gdm login and lockscreen issue

Postby Kosh » Sep 30th, '20, 16:50

I am experiencing an issue with logging into Gdm and the lockscreen since a few weeks: my password consisted of some extended characters (i.e.: quote/double quote/tilde, etc. [',",`,~]) and both the login and the lockscreen do not accept them anymore.
When I noticed this I switched to tty3, logged in (without any issue) and changed my password. Now (without those characters) I could login and also unlock gdm again. Once inside the graphical environment those characters are displayed correct right as I type them in any application. I changed my password on September 6th. So the problem must have first occurred around that date.

Anyone else noticed this?

I tried searching bugzilla, but could not find anything resembling my search.
Any tips on howto find bugs that are already known would be nice.
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Re: MGA8 Beta1+: Gdm login and lockscreen issue

Postby doktor5000 » Sep 30th, '20, 18:24

I've had that in the past with gdm, although rarely. Problem seems to be that gdm uses english keyboard layout sometimes for whatever reason,
despite the fact that a tty login uses your normal keyboard layout, and the following GNOME session also had normal keyboard layout.

Can you double-check if you can enter the special characters in gdm as expected by entering a username and testing to input the password there ? Do all characters type as expected or is it a keyboard layout issue ?
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Re: MGA8 Beta1+: Gdm login and lockscreen issue

Postby Kosh » Sep 30th, '20, 18:57

Seem to be only these keys:

`,~,',",^ the grave accent (french: accent grave), tilde, quote, double quote, and the circumflex (french: accent circumflex).

For keyboard settings I will check those with MGA7.1 (keyboard input works okay there), if I see any differences I change them accordingly.

Update:
Settings match with MGA7.1 No such problems there.
Keyboard layout is: English (US, alt.intl.) on both MGA8Beta1+ and MGA7.1
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Re: MGA8 Beta1+: Gdm login and lockscreen issue

Postby Kosh » Oct 7th, '20, 20:57

Update:
Today I updated MGA8-Beta1 again via MCC and a big part of Gnome got updated to v3.38.1. Another part got updated a few days earlier (maybe a week ago).
Gnome-terminal and a few others are lagging behind at v 3.38.
Now it accepts the before mentioned keys as input, but alas the gdm-loginscreen will not allow me to pass.
I suppose itś probably best to wait for further updates, so all components are inline again with v3.38.1 ?
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Re: MGA8 Beta1+: Gdm login and lockscreen issue

Postby benmc » Oct 8th, '20, 01:57

Hi

are you able login as root via tty3.
Then run
Code: Select all
urpmi sddm
or
Code: Select all
urpmi lightdm

this will add either the SDDM dispaly manager, or LightDM display manager.
then change display manager via
Code: Select all
drakdm
and reboot

see if either of these let you graphically log in.

it may be a GDM issue, or other issue with Gnome itself.
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Re: MGA8 Beta1+: Gdm login and lockscreen issue

Postby Kosh » Oct 8th, '20, 13:47

I changed my password back to a more conventional one at tty3, and now it lets me pass again.

I will await further updates to see if I get back to normal.
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