how to get focus for my app at login screen.

Kevin Krammer kevin.krammer at
Thu Apr 3 11:47:10 BST 2008

On Thursday 03 April 2008, rabbit50 at wrote:
> Hallo Group Members.
> I am using kde 3.5.8 on my fc6.
> just when I get KDE login screen (where user puts its login/password), I
> switch to text console, login as root, then: # export DISPLAY=:.0.0
> then:
> # kdialog --textbox "enter Your text: "
> this appears on login screen, and that's what I expect.
> But unfortunatelly I cannot get focus to enter some text. clicking on mouse
> buttons works ok, but I cannot "activate" a line where text is inserted,
> hence I cannot insert it.
> have You got idea on how to do this.

I think the problem is that at this time there is no window manager yet, thus 
there is no switching between windows.

You could also start a window manager though.

What do you need that for?


Kevin Krammer, KDE developer, xdg-utils developer
KDE user support, developer mentoring
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