Screen Lock Error

dE . de.techno at
Thu Jul 12 08:58:56 BST 2012

On 07/11/12 12:34, Zaki Akhmad wrote:
> 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 :|

As an alternative you may try alt+prt sc/Sys Rq + k
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