Bug#635335: gdm3: gdm popup window on false login

Jens Röder j.roeder at tu-bs.de
Mon Jul 25 10:31:54 UTC 2011

Package: gdm3
Version: 2.30.5-6squeeze3
Severity: minor

Problem: False login password on relogin of locked session: password 
wrong ==> popup window "false login"

This is a typical redesign behavior of WINDWOS and not typical for unix 
style. In unix it just displays soming above the input window and 
requests again. Here the user is now foced to click away a popup window, 
which is absolutely useless.

Please do not try to re-invent windows in unix and try to keep good and 
efficient things!

Another thing is, that one of the best features of X to tell windows to 
come up after start in which size and position with the -geometry switch 
is more and more removed from most of the programs. I think that is a 
huge disadvantage and loss of good unix features.

with best regards

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 6.0.2
  APT prefers stable
  APT policy: (500, 'stable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-bpo.5-xen-686 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=de_DE.utf8, LC_CTYPE=de_DE.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages gdm3 depends on:
ii  adduser            3.112+nmu2            add and remove users and groups
ii  afterstep [x-windo 2.2.9-5+b1            window manager with the NEXTSTEP l
ii  ctwm [x-window-man 3.7-3.1+b1            Claude's Tab window manager
ii  debconf [debconf-2              Debian configuration management sy
ii  gconf2             2.28.1-6              GNOME configuration database syste
ii  gnome-session [x-s 2.30.2-3              The GNOME Session Manager - GNOME 
ii  gnome-session-bin  2.30.2-3              The GNOME Session Manager - Minima
ii  gnome-terminal [x- 2.30.2-1              The GNOME terminal emulator applic
ii  icewm [x-window-ma 1.3.7~pre2-1          wonderful Win95-OS/2-Motif-like wi
ii  kde-window-manager 4:4.4.5-7+squeeze1    the K window manager (KWin)
ii  konsole [x-termina 4:4.4.5-2             X terminal emulator
ii  libart-2.0-2       2.3.21-1              Library of functions for 2D graphi
ii  libatk1.0-0        1.30.0-1              The ATK accessibility toolkit
ii  libattr1           1:2.4.44-2            Extended attribute shared library
ii  libaudit0          1.7.13-1+b2           Dynamic library for security audit
ii  libbonobo2-0       2.24.3-1              Bonobo CORBA interfaces library
ii  libbonoboui2-0     2.24.3-1              The Bonobo UI library
ii  libc6              2.11.2-10             Embedded GNU C Library: Shared lib
ii  libcairo2          1.8.10-6              The Cairo 2D vector graphics libra
ii  libcanberra-gtk0   0.24-1                Gtk+ helper for playing widget eve
ii  libcanberra0       0.24-1                a simple abstract interface for pl
ii  libdbus-1-3        1.2.24-4+squeeze1     simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  libdbus-glib-1-2   0.88-2.1              simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  libfontconfig1     2.8.0-2.1             generic font configuration library
ii  libfreetype6       2.4.2-2.1             FreeType 2 font engine, shared lib
ii  libgconf2-4        2.28.1-6              GNOME configuration database syste
ii  libglib2.0-0       2.24.2-1              The GLib library of C routines
ii  libgnome2-0        2.30.0-1              The GNOME library - runtime files
ii  libgnomecanvas2-0  2.30.1-1              A powerful object-oriented display
ii  libgtk2.0-0        2.20.1-2              The GTK+ graphical user interface 
ii  liborbit2          1:2.14.18-0.1         libraries for ORBit2 - a CORBA ORB
ii  libpam-modules     1.1.1-6.1             Pluggable Authentication Modules f
ii  libpam-runtime     1.1.1-6.1             Runtime support for the PAM librar
ii  libpam0g           1.1.1-6.1             Pluggable Authentication Modules l
ii  libpanel-applet2-0 2.30.2-2              library for GNOME Panel applets
ii  libpango1.0-0      1.28.3-1+squeeze2     Layout and rendering of internatio
ii  libpolkit-gobject- 0.96-4                PolicyKit Authorization API
ii  libpolkit-gtk-1-0  0.96-3                PolicyKit GTK+ API
ii  libpopt0           1.16-1                lib for parsing cmdline parameters
ii  librsvg2-common    2.26.3-1              SAX-based renderer library for SVG
ii  libselinux1        2.0.96-1              SELinux runtime shared libraries
ii  libupower-glib1    0.9.5-5               abstraction for power management -
ii  libwrap0           7.6.q-19              Wietse Venema's TCP wrappers libra
ii  libx11-6           2:1.3.3-4             X11 client-side library
ii  libxau6            1:1.0.6-1             X11 authorisation library
ii  libxdmcp6          1:1.0.3-2             X11 Display Manager Control Protoc
ii  libxklavier16      5.0-2                 X Keyboard Extension high-level AP
ii  libxml2            2.7.8.dfsg-2+squeeze1 GNOME XML library
ii  lsb-base           3.2-23.2squeeze1      Linux Standard Base 3.2 init scrip
ii  metacity [x-window 1:2.30.1-3            lightweight GTK+ window manager
ii  policykit-1-gnome  0.96-3                GNOME authentication agent for Pol
ii  sawfish [x-window- 1:           a window manager for X11
ii  twm [x-window-mana 1:1.0.4-2             Tab window manager
ii  upower             0.9.5-5               abstraction for power management
ii  w9wm [x-window-man 0.4.2-7               enhanced window manager based on 9
ii  wmaker [x-window-m 0.92.0-8.2+b1         NeXTSTEP-like window manager for X
ii  xfwm4 [x-window-ma 4.6.2-1               window manager of the Xfce project
ii  xterm [x-terminal- 261-1                 X terminal emulator
ii  zlib1g             1:      compression library - runtime

Versions of packages gdm3 recommends:
ii  at-spi                 1.30.1-3          Assistive Technology Service Provi
ii  desktop-base           6.0.5squeeze1     common files for the Debian Deskto
ii  gnome-icon-theme       2.30.3-2          GNOME Desktop icon theme
ii  gnome-power-manager    2.32.0-2          power management tool for the GNOM
ii  gnome-settings-daemon  2.30.2-2+squeeze1 daemon handling the GNOME session 
ii  x11-xkb-utils          7.5+5             X11 XKB utilities
ii  xnest                  2:1.7.7-13        Nested X server
ii  xserver-xorg           1:7.5+8           the X.Org X server
ii  zenity                 2.30.0-1          Display graphical dialog boxes fro

Versions of packages gdm3 suggests:
pn  gnome-mag                     <none>     (no description available)
pn  gnome-orca                    <none>     (no description available)
pn  gok                           <none>     (no description available)
ii  libpam-gnome-keyring          2.30.3-5   PAM module to unlock the GNOME key
ii  metacity                      1:2.30.1-3 lightweight GTK+ window manager

-- Configuration Files:
/etc/gdm3/greeter.gconf-defaults changed:
/apps/gdm/simple-greeter/logo_icon_name 	debian-swirl
/desktop/gnome/sound/event_sounds		true
/apps/gdm/simple-greeter/banner_message_enable		true
/apps/gdm/simple-greeter/banner_message_text		Welcome
/apps/gdm/simple-greeter/disable_user_list		true
/apps/metacity/general/compositing_manager		false
/apps/gnome-power-manager/ui/icon_policy		never

-- debconf information:
* shared/default-x-display-manager: gdm3
  gdm3/daemon_name: /usr/sbin/gdm3

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