Screen Lock Error

Zaki Akhmad zakiakhmad at
Wed Jul 11 08:04:23 BST 2012

On Wed, Jul 11, 2012 at 1:27 PM, Duncan <1i5t5.duncan at> wrote:
> Zaki Akhmad posted on Wed, 11 Jul 2012 11:04:24 +0700 as excerpted:
>> Hello,
>> I am facing this screen lock error[1] at KDE. The password textbox
>> suddenly full of password character and I can't erased it (maybe since
>> it's very long). Trigger of this error is when I do screen lock my KDE
>> but the error shows randomly.
>> [1]
>> Hope somebody could give me hint. Thanks!
> I don't use the screen-locker here (don't have kdm installed, which
> provides it), so can't be too specific about that, but in general...
> If it's because it's long, try clicking in the input box to give it
> focus, then using whatever you have configured for select-all (often ctrl-
> a to match MS), then hitting delete (or simply start typing the real
> password).  That should do it.
> Alternatively, the whole thing /might/ get focus if you simply tab the
> focus to the box (clicking in it may or may not do the same thing), after
> which you can simply hit delete or even simply start typing the real
> password.
> I don't know what might be filling it in, and don't know /for/ /sure/
> that the above will let you erase the whole long garbage, but it's what
> I'd try, given normal GUI input box behavior.

Hi Duncan, thanks for the response

Once, I press Esc button, then the very-long password text is erased.
But when this problem happened again, the Esc button didn't work.

How to see debug error message from this event?

So, my solution from this problem up till now is switch to terminal mode
$ sudo -i reboot :|

Zaki Akhmad
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