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Bug 81534 - FR install's password doesn't work with GDM
Summary: FR install's password doesn't work with GDM
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda
Version: phoebe
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeremy Katz
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Whiteboard: qa-i18n
Depends On:
Blocks: 79579
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-01-10 04:12 UTC by David Joo
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:49 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2003-01-31 18:53:06 UTC

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Description David Joo 2003-01-10 04:12:54 UTC
Description of problem:
When you install choose password as "123123" then after installation try to
login as root it will say authentication failed.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. install Pheobe
2. choose normal French as only lang
3. Choose normal French as keyboard (since it has (accented 'e' maped to 2 in
4. Set root password to "123123"
5. Finish installation
6. Try to login from GDM using root account
7. Try to login from VC using root account
Actual results:
from GDM, you won't be able to login but from VC you can log in.

Expected results:
Where ever, you should be able to log in.

Additional info:
French Keyboard mapping is different from VC and X.
for example after you log into console and type 123 then it would look like &{"
but after you log
into X then type 123 it will look like &e(with accent)"

Comment 1 Miloslav Trmac 2003-01-10 13:33:56 UTC
Duplicate of bug 74264.
The original analysis there is probably wrong (and nobody seems to care ;-),
but the point is that keymaps must be loaded with
loadkeys -u
when UTF-* is used

Comment 2 Jeremy Katz 2003-01-15 02:21:03 UTC
Did you do 123123 on the keyboard or shifted of each number key (shift-1 -> 1 on
a french keyboard layout)?

Comment 3 David Joo 2003-01-15 02:33:49 UTC
I was trying to get '&e(accented)"' which is 123 in keyboard... so no shift

Comment 4 Jeremy Katz 2003-01-23 22:59:46 UTC
The only sensible thing to do with passwords is enforce them as ascii.  The
passwd file has no defined encoding so there's no way to keep consistency
otherwise.  Enforced in CVS

Comment 5 Jay Turner 2003-01-31 18:53:06 UTC
anaconda-8.0.94-0.20030130230242 no longer allows the input of non-ASCII
characters in passwords.  Will check user creation in firstboot as well, as that
would be affected by the same issue.

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