> It’s been like this for very long. Getting around by konsole>su>cross
> fingers or logging in as root. Sucks.
well, i do not know where that “three dot” setting is either…
OH, google is grand…a search of the forums here for “three dots” led
see if you can follow his:
Go to Menu -> Configure Desktop -> General Tab -> About Me. At the
bottom, there's options for Password Prompts. Select "Shot one bullet
for each letter".
maybe that will fix your problem…if not come back…oh, since you
mentioned logging in as root, i also want to say:
you should never log into KDE/Gnome/XFCE or any other *nix-like
graphical user interface desktop environment as root…
doing so 1) opens you up to several different security problems, 2)
too many too easy ways to damage your system no matter how careful
your actions (example: just browsing in your home directory as root
can lock you out later as yourself due to permissions damage), 3) and,
anyway logging into KDE/etc as root is never required to do any and
all administrative duties…
so, always log in as yourself, and “become root” by using a root
powered application (like YaST, File Manager Superuser Mode) or using
“su -”, sudo, kdesu, gnomesu in a terminal to launch whatever tool is
needed…read more on all that here:
and, this is just to test if you read all the way to the bottom:
what is the “M.Sc” following your name?