In Vivid Vervet, onscreen keyboard won't input to password/user fields

Asked by HalfNote5 on 2015-07-01

X/Ubuntu 15:

Onboard keyboard works fine in desktop environments, but will not pass input to user/password slots at login/resume screen.

Clicking with a mouse OR tapping on a touchscreen does not work. Subsequently, when using a regular keyboard, after trying with onscreen keyboard, you must click into the password field again before input from regular keyboard is accepted.

Suspect that focus is not being properly returned/shifted to the text input field by the keyboard, and the field itself is losing programmatic focus.

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HalfNote5 (ubm8tu) said : #1

Bug is with a different module (the greeter) but I'd like for the solution to stay available so that others with the problem can easily locate the solution.

Best Francesco Fumanti (frafu) said : #2

For the solution, please have a look at HalfNote5's message #1 in the bug thread.

HalfNote5 (ubm8tu) said : #3

Which is of course thanks to AndrewP who instructed me as to the following:

It's the bug in lightdm-gtk-greeter and it was fixed in 2.0.1. Use this PPA to get update for 15.04:

HalfNote5 (ubm8tu) said : #4

Thanks Francesco Fumanti, that solved my question.