[kde-linux] KDE4 password prompts

Anne Wilson cannewilson at googlemail.com
Sun Sep 28 18:36:26 UTC 2008

On Sunday 28 September 2008 16:21:00 Ulrich Brachvogel wrote:
> Dag Nygren schrieb:
> > Hi,
> >
> > just trying out KDE 4.1.1 here and it seems to be quite usable.
> >
> > One thing though: When for example logging in to kmail entering the
> > password doesn't generate the usual stars but absolutely nothing. I would
> > feel more comfortable with some kind of feedback on my keypresses. So is
> > there a setting somewhere to activate password echo? Already tried the
> > one in my profile, but it has no effect on this.
> >
> Hi,
> I'm using KDE4.1.1,too; but with KDM 3.5.x. So I do not know, if the
> thing has changed with KDM 4.x :(.
> In KDE 3.5.x, kcontrol <Systemadministration/displaymanager/echo> you
> can choose the prompt of the passwordinput field.
> Hopefully it's the same in KDM 4.x.
> Hae fun Ulrich
I have a couple of KDE 4 installations, and both show solid circles for 
password length.  Dag doesn't say which distro he's using, but I can say for 
certain that Fedora 9, Mandriva 2008.1 and OpenSUSE 11.0 don't have that 

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