Have to put login password in twice before accepted

Derek Broughton news at pointerstop.ca
Wed Sep 19 12:32:10 UTC 2007

Mal Wanstall wrote:

> Not sure whether this is more suited to the KDE list but thought I'd try
> my luck here. Whenever I first boot up the computer to login to Feisty I
> enter my username and password and hit enter and it gives me the "Password
> Incorrect" message, however the second time when I enter the _exact_ same
> password, it accepts it. At first I thought it might be my stubby fingers
> but I have meticulously checked that the first time I enter the password
> it is correct. This happens every single time I try to login...
> It's not the end of the world but I'd really like to know why it's
> happening.

Is this in the kdm login screen?

Is there perhaps (and I don't know how it could happen) an extra character
in either field before you start typing.  Try backspacing across the fields
first, so that you know nothing is in there before you type.

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