kdm, PAM and password expiration prompts

Kevin Krammer kevin.krammer at gmx.at
Wed Jul 13 15:37:18 BST 2005

On Wednesday 13 July 2005 15:58, James F. Hranicky wrote:

> The prompter displays properly, but here's where I need help from the
> KDE folks: the input fields simply cannot get the focus. I can't type
> anything in them at all. I can click the ok button and receive back
> the message "Password too short", but that's about it.
> So, to sum up, how can I get X programs that pop up from KDM to get
> the focus? Is it possible? As far as I can tell my script is
> requesting the focus but not getting it, though I may not be doing
> the right thing.

I guess that it is because there no window manager yet.
Maybe you're required to have the mouse over the input field in order to get 
keyboard input.

Or you could try running a simple window manager along KDM.

Did you check if this is only happening with the Kerberos module?
It could be a KDM bug, maybe the login manger is usually required to open a 
pseudo terminal for password exchange.


Kevin Krammer <kevin.krammer at gmx.at>
Qt/KDE Developer, Debian User
Moderator: www.mrunix.de (German), www.qtforum.org
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