[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#736964: Bug#736964: [lightdm] Password is shown in clear text while typing

Slavko linux at slavino.sk
Sat Feb 22 13:09:18 UTC 2014


Dňa Fri, 21 Feb 2014 22:15:49 +0100 Yves-Alexis Perez
<corsac at debian.org> napísal:

> > Enabling the list of users is not enough. Autologin works, when i
> > don't select the user in users list (Someone other - raw
> > translation from my language). But when i select the same user (or
> > it is selected from previous session), the autologin fails.
> Indeed, when a user is preselected autologin doesn't work, but it kind
> of make sense to me actually, since (afaict) that means someone else
> already logged in previously, and I would find it weird to log me back
> in if I just logged out.

First, it can sound as good reason, but trace last login is job for
another tool(s). By *nix philosophy one tool has to do one job.

Second, it does not work as you described. I created second account in
VM (virtual machine), selected this second account and login into it.
Then i reboot machine. While timeout i can see the login window with
the second account preselected and then autologin take its job.
Then i logout from aoutologin account and login back to it, then i
reboot the VM. After reboot is the autologin account preselected
and the autologin doesn't happen then.

And finally third, the autologin always happens when timeout is 0,
then nothing is traced.

By this, your solution track, that i (autologin account) was logged in,
but do not track, when the another account was logged in. Or does track
absolutely nothing. IMO it only breaks the autologin proces.

It is time to continue with another DM and leave this tracking system
for all NSA's lovers.

> > The password is displayed only when the users is preselected from
> > previous session - i mean: user is selected at start the LigtDM.
> > This doesn't happen, when autologin works. After logout, there is no
> > preselected user. But when i select the user and restart the
> > LightDM, the users stays preselected...
> So far, I manage to have an user preselected when restarting lightdm
> (wether manually or because I've just logged out of a session), but
> password doesn't appear in clear text at all.

See attached screenshot from VM... The numbers are not a part of
password, of course, they only demonstrate the showed plain text.


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