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Old 10-24-2009, 02:55 PM   #1
manny4
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Admin password box & grayed out screen


Hello. This is my first post and I think it might be a difficult one to resolve, but I hope not.

I have installed Ubuntu 9.04 on my tablet pc that has no keyboard only a touch screen. At installation I specified to install onboard (an on screen keyboard) and it works great. However, the one problem I do have is, whenever I do anything that requires the administrators password confirmation (as you know), the screen grays out and the “enter password box” appears in the centre of the screen and it does not allow you to do anything else. Because the screen is greyed out I cannot click on the onboard icon to bring up the on screen keyboard to enter the password.

So my question is, is there a way of unlocking this screen lock so I can click on another part of the screen and call up the on screen keyboard to enter the password?

Thanks in advance for your help.
 
Old 10-24-2009, 05:39 PM   #2
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That is an interesting usability bug! It is posted on Launchpad, the bugzilla for ubuntu, https://bugs.launchpad.net/update-manager/+bug/406614, you should follow this bug through, and comment on it to give your version of the problem. Basically, the more people with an issue, the quicker it will get some attention.
 
Old 10-24-2009, 05:41 PM   #3
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May I suggest as a workaround, running things using 'sudo' capability on the command line, rather than from the GUI, this will work around your issue quite well. I run ubuntu, love the desktop, but do all my admin on the command line.
 
Old 10-25-2009, 10:02 AM   #4
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Thanks for the reply. I have left a comment and I will keep track of what happens. Regarding the work around: being relatively new to this operating system and judging by my past experience I have had with the command line & terminal etc, I think it will be quite difficult for me do to that. However, will keep it in mind. Thanks again.
 
Old 11-04-2009, 03:25 PM   #5
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A quick fix

I have a quick fix for until they fix this bug. Before you open a program that requires a password, write it down in somewhere you can copy. copy the code, open the program, and paste the code into the box.

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