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Bug 455093 - Anaconda recognizes root password as caps lock on in PPC
Summary: Anaconda recognizes root password as caps lock on in PPC
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11-server
Version: 9
Hardware: powerpc
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: X/OpenGL Maintenance List
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
Blocks: F10Target
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-07-11 21:51 UTC by Hwasung Lee
Modified: 2009-07-14 18:26 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-07-14 18:26:59 UTC

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Description Hwasung Lee 2008-07-11 21:51:57 UTC
Description of problem:
Root password entered in the install process(Anaconda), is recognized to be
typed in with caps lock on even though it is not. For instance, if I type
PassWord in Anaconda, the actual root password is pASSwORD. This bug does not
occur on normal user accounts.  

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Anaconda in Fedora 9 PPC

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Fedora 9 PPC on iBook G4
2. Enter root password
3. After Fedora is successfully installed, the root password is actually the
password with caps lock on.
Additional info:
This has been tested at least 5 times on Apple iBook G4 (PPC)

Comment 1 Will Woods 2008-07-21 16:26:32 UTC
Confirmed on my Power Mac G5 - anaconda starts with Caps Lock enabled.

As a workaround.. turn it off before you enter the root password.

Comment 2 Andy Lindeberg 2008-07-21 17:04:44 UTC
Verified by Will Woods in graphical mode, but the bug does not appear in text
mode. Passing to X.

Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2009-06-10 02:03:11 UTC
This message is a reminder that Fedora 9 is nearing its end of life.
Approximately 30 (thirty) days from now Fedora will stop maintaining
and issuing updates for Fedora 9.  It is Fedora's policy to close all
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Comment 4 Bug Zapper 2009-07-14 18:26:59 UTC
Fedora 9 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2009-07-10. Fedora 9 is 
no longer maintained, which means that it will not receive any further 
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