password restrictions are different in the GUI and on the command line.

Ralf Mardorf silver.bullet at
Sun Jul 17 16:17:23 UTC 2016

On Sun, 17 Jul 2016 16:40:19 +0100, Chris Green wrote:
>The other thing that can cause confusion is that (sometimes) lightdm
>doesn't have the same country setting for the keyboard as the rest of
>the system.

This is a very good hint!

This could be avoided by using xorg.conf, e.g.

$ cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/keyboard.conf 
Section "InputClass"
       Identifier "keyboard"
       MatchIsKeyboard "yes"
       Option "XkbLayout" "de"
       #Option "XkbVariant" "nodeadkeys"

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