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

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at debian.org
Sat Feb 22 13:15:52 UTC 2014

On Sat, Feb 22, 2014 at 02:09:18PM +0100, Slavko wrote:
> Hi,
> 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.

I won't go into this. I don't use the greeter list, but I can surely
find it useful to preselect the last logged in user.
> 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.

Anyway, this bug is not about autologin itself.
> 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.

Sorry, I can't parse that sentence.
> It is time to continue with another DM and leave this tracking system
> for all NSA's lovers.

Come on…
> > > 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.

Well, screenshot is nice but doesn't help me understand what happens,
and since I still can't reproduce…

Yves-Alexis Perez
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