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    Default password entry slow input

    I have this slightly strange behavior on OpenSuse 13.1. Actually its not isolated to that version. The issue existed in prior versions as well. When prompted for login after booting, I'm not able to input the characters for the password normally. Its like I have to sort of long press the keys and input each char very slowly. At the same time, the enter key does not submit. I have to use the mouse to enter the password.

    Anyone familiar with this behavior ? At other times like when switching users or coming back from a locked screen I can type normally.

    Its very bizarre and a bit frustrating. If anyone has a hint as to what might be happening, please respond.

    I also have the same OS installed on a laptop and the laptop doesn't exhibit the same behavior so I'm curious if others have experienced this .

    by the way, the wm is Gnome 3.10.2.

    Thanks, Steve

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    Default Re: password entry slow input

    I recall the problem but forget the solution I think there was an update. Was this an upgrade from analso broken version? If so maybe a clean install is in order.

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    I think 12.1 -> 12.2-> 13.1. At least I know now its a known issue. A clean install is not terribly desired (db's, vm's, app servers, etc ...). I'll dig around further but if anyone can point me in the right direction I'd be much obliged !

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    On 2013-12-30 23:56, sjlib wrote:
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    > I think 12.1 -> 12.2-> 13.1. At least I know now its a known issue. A
    > clean install is not terribly desired (db's, vm's, app servers, etc
    > ...). I'll dig around further but if anyone can point me in the right
    > direction I'd be much obliged !


    What method do you use for upgrading?

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    (from 13.1 x86_64 "Bottle" (Elessar))

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    Quote Originally Posted by robin_listas View Post
    On 2013-12-30 23:56, sjlib wrote:
    >
    > I think 12.1 -> 12.2-> 13.1. At least I know now its a known issue. A
    > clean install is not terribly desired (db's, vm's, app servers, etc
    > ...). I'll dig around further but if anyone can point me in the right
    > direction I'd be much obliged !


    What method do you use for upgrading?

    --
    Cheers / Saludos,

    Carlos E. R.
    (from 13.1 x86_64 "Bottle" (Elessar))

    zypper dup ; any suggestions ?

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    On 2013-12-31 00:46, sjlib wrote:
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    > robin_listas;2612604 Wrote:
    >> On 2013-12-30 23:56, sjlib wrote:
    >>>
    >>> I think 12.1 -> 12.2-> 13.1. At least I know now its a known issue. A
    >>> clean install is not terribly desired (db's, vm's, app servers, etc
    >>> ...). I'll dig around further but if anyone can point me in the right
    >>> direction I'd be much obliged !

    >>
    >> What method do you use for upgrading?


    > *zypper dup ; *any suggestions ?


    No; if it were the DVD upgrade method, yes.

    Well, one: zypper dup from 12.2 to 13.1 is not supported, and in fact it is reported to fail
    completely, or at least do so in some cases.


    You could run this query:

    Code:
    rpm -q -a --queryformat "%{INSTALLTIME}\t%{INSTALLTIME:day} \
    %{BUILDTIME:day} %-30{NAME}\t%15{VERSION}-%-7{RELEASE}\t%{arch} \
    %25{VENDOR}%25{PACKAGER} == %{DISTRIBUTION} %{DISTTAG}\n" \
    | sort | cut --fields="2-" | tee rpmlist | less -S
    and find out if there are packages from wrong distro version lying around.


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    Quote Originally Posted by robin_listas View Post
    On 2013-12-31 00:46, sjlib wrote:
    >
    > robin_listas;2612604 Wrote:
    >> On 2013-12-30 23:56, sjlib wrote:
    >>>
    >>> I think 12.1 -> 12.2-> 13.1. At least I know now its a known issue. A
    >>> clean install is not terribly desired (db's, vm's, app servers, etc
    >>> ...). I'll dig around further but if anyone can point me in the right
    >>> direction I'd be much obliged !

    >>
    >> What method do you use for upgrading?


    > *zypper dup ; *any suggestions ?


    No; if it were the DVD upgrade method, yes.



    Well, one: zypper dup from 12.2 to 13.1 is not supported, and in fact it is reported to fail
    completely, or at least do so in some cases.


    You could run this query:

    Code:
    rpm -q -a --queryformat "%{INSTALLTIME}\t%{INSTALLTIME:day} \
    %{BUILDTIME:day} %-30{NAME}\t%15{VERSION}-%-7{RELEASE}\t%{arch} \
    %25{VENDOR}%25{PACKAGER} == %{DISTRIBUTION} %{DISTTAG}\n" \
    | sort | cut --fields="2-" | tee rpmlist | less -S
    and find out if there are packages from wrong distro version lying around.


    --
    Cheers / Saludos,

    Carlos E. R.
    (from 13.1 x86_64 "Bottle" (Elessar))

    Sorry , it was definitely 12.3 -> 13.1. I described it inaccurately. I know because 1) I now recall and 2.) I made sure it was supported. I ran the rpm query but it gives 2556 lines of output and not terribly sure what I may be looking for. If I grep for 12.3 its considerably shorter.

    Should I try to find the packages noted 12.3 and upgrade or remove them ? Is that the recommendation ?

    As an example , the first entry is:
    Tue Sep 17 2013 Fri Feb 08 2013 openSUSE-release-dvd 12.3-1.7 x86_64 openSUSE openSUSE:Submitting bug reports - openSUSE == openSUSE 12.3 (none)

    Thanks for your help so far ...

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    On 2013-12-31 02:26, sjlib wrote:

    > Sorry , it was definitely 12.3 -> 13.1. I described it inaccurately. I
    > know because 1) I now recall and 2.) I made sure it was supported. I ran
    > the rpm query but it gives 2556 lines of output and not terribly sure
    > what I may be looking for. If I grep for 12.3 its considerably shorter.


    Yes, but anyway, the list is sorted, older entries above. Thus you just need to look at the start of
    the list, then you see if you need to do a grep on it.


    > Should I try to find the packages noted 12.3 and upgrade or remove them
    > ? Is that the recommendation ?


    Upgrade if possible, remove if not, or leave alone in some cases.


    > As an example , the first entry is:
    > Tue Sep 17 2013 Fri Feb 08 2013 openSUSE-release-dvd
    > 12.3-1.7 x86_64 openSUSE 'openSUSE:Submitting bug
    > reports - openSUSE' (http://bugs.opensuse.org) == openSUSE 12.3 (none)


    Well, that one does not matter. A library or program, those are important.

    Also you should check for packages for the wrong arch, like i586 or i686. I just found 3 this
    morning on my computer.

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    Cheers / Saludos,

    Carlos E. R.
    (from 13.1 x86_64 "Bottle" (Elessar))

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