[kde-linux] KDE4 password prompts

Anne Wilson cannewilson at googlemail.com
Mon Sep 29 08:57:33 UTC 2008

On Sunday 28 September 2008 23:18:41 Dag Nygren wrote:
> On Sunday, 28. September 2008 23:25:29 Dale wrote:
> > Gentoo shows the same as your, little circles filled in.  Since Gentoo
> > is from source, maybe distro specific?
> Thanks all for trying to help here.
> My KDE4 is compiled from source and used as an upgrade to an old KDE3
> installation. Wonder if it could be a nonexisting font problem? The kdm
> login screen is now the only one that shows black circles as it should.
> This could also indicate that there is some old KDE3 setting interfering.
> Anybody knows if the login password echo setting should affect all the
> login dialogues ? And in what config file the setting is stored
> (kdeglobal?) 

I think I may have found what you need.  Look at 
/user/share/kde4/config/kdm/kdmrc, where you will see

# If this is true, the entered password is echoed as bullets. Otherwise,
# no feedback is given at all.
# Default is true


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