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Old 04-11-2008, 09:55 PM   #1
dlackovic
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Suse 10.3 Grub issue -- cannot type password at login


Today a strange thing cropped up on my laptop.
When I get to the login screen, I can't type my password. I have the password field set to echo an *, but nothing happens, until I press enter. Then the field fills with asterisks. The same happens if I set the cursor in the username field.

I can log in if I choose to login via console, and then run startx, but I can't figure out why I can't type a password.

I saw some threads about incorrect keyboard drivers, but if that were the case, I'm guessing a console login wouldn't work and it does. It just seems that the username/password fields aren't working right at all.

Any thoughts?
 
Old 04-12-2008, 12:06 AM   #2
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Just out of curosity; are you using a wireless keyboard which is powered by batteries? Try replacing/recharging the batteries.
 
Old 04-12-2008, 06:49 AM   #3
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It's actually my laptop. An IBM thinkpad r40. I tried changing keyboard drivers, but that didn't help.

It seems to me like there is just something wrong with the login screen, since I can type fine if I switch over to console login. Is there any way to clear/cleanup that login?
 
Old 04-12-2008, 12:58 PM   #4
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What happens if you change it to auto login


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Old 04-14-2008, 05:33 AM   #5
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Autologin won't work. As soon as it gets to the login screen it stops. I still have to manually change over to the console login and go in from there.
 
Old 04-14-2008, 07:30 AM   #6
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What did you use kde3 kde4 or gnome I realize that I can not log in when using kde4

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