onboard cannot write password in policy kit

Francesco Fumanti francesco.fumanti at gmx.net
Sun Mar 23 20:39:56 GMT 2008


In order to allow users to enter their admin password with onboard in 
the password dialog, Ubuntu offers the "Password dialog as normal 
windows" option in the Assistive Technology control panel.

When this option is checked, it is possible to enter the password in 
the dialog that appears for example when the Synaptic Package Manager 
is opened. (I suppose that it is the old classic gksu dialog!?)

However, when I want to open the Network control panel, I also get a 
dialog to enter the admin password. This dialog is different from the 
previous one and it is not possible to enter the password into it by 
using onboard. It seems that it is a modal dialog and the clicks 
outside the dialog are ignored, regardless of the setting of the 
option cited above. (I suppose that this dialog comes from the new 
policy kit!?)

If it really is impossible to enter a password with onboard into the 
password dialog of policy kit, this would represent a serious problem 
for users of an onscreen keyboard, and probably also for users 

Can anybody please confirm the problem?

Moreover, if it gets confirmed, should I file a bug against policykit 
or against onboard?

Thanks in advance for any input.


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