[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#702936: [lightdm] Password is shown in clear text while typing

Slavko linux at slavino.sk
Wed Feb 19 20:46:48 UTC 2014


Dňa Tue, 18 Feb 2014 14:31:18 +0100 Yves-Alexis Perez
<corsac at debian.org> napísal:

> > > Well, as I said on my initial reply, autologin_timeout = 5 worked
> > > for me, apparently.
> > 
> > I tried the 5 s timeout too, but without success - i wait about 30
> > sec and login doesn't happen.
> > 
> > But, as i wrote in previous post, it doesn't matter, if the
> > autologin timeout works or not - the password must be not a
> > readable for people around while typing it.
> So, any news on this? Also, can you confirm the greeter you're
> actually using?

Yes, i identified the source of the problems. I don't mean the source
code (it is out of my knowledge), but configuration only.

Today i tried new jessie installation in the VirtualBox, because i want
to test another DM. The LightDM is installed by default (for default
XFCE), then i decided try to reproduce this problem, before i replace it.

I start with clean system - all in default state. First i set the
autologin user with 10 sec timeout and i see, that all works as expected
- in mean, the autologin is working. Then i try to fill password before
timeout happen and password is hidden!

Then i take look into my real config and i set the hide users to false:


And problems are here! The autologin stop to works and password is not
hidden. Then it seems, that all is related to the showing user names in
greater. BTW i am using the default greeter, with default settings -
the display manager is not my goal ;-)

I CC this to the autologin bug (mentioned early) too, because the both
problems seems to be related to displaying the users list.


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