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Failed or not? - Xlock
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auto512


Joined: 18 Jul 2018
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Location: São Paulo, Brazil

PostPosted: Wed 18 Jul 2018, 08:32    Post subject:  Failed or not? - Xlock  

I used Puppy linux a few months ago and I have never encountered any problems with it. I recently blocked my screen with the default "xlock" application and I believe I found a bug in it.

When setting the password and locking the screen, it happened that:

Password used: 30206050#$aB
Enter password: 30206050#$oK

I entered the wrong password to test, and guess what? Yes, he logged in normally. Is there any way to fix this?

By the way, this is my first post in the forum, I believe I'm in the right place. I apologize for any typing errors, English is not my native language.
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musher0

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PostPosted: Wed 18 Jul 2018, 09:25    Post subject:  

Hello auto512.

Welcome to the kennels! Smile I hope that you have a long and pleasant stay
among fellow Puppyists!

I have had a similar problem with xlock on xenialPup-706. On which Pup are
you?

My solution was to link the icon directly to the utility at /usr/bin/xlock. Of
course, doing that, I'm losing all the fine tunings provided by the ROX-app
at /usr/local/apps/Xlock. But at least my screen does not jam any more
when I run the screen saver.

IHTH.

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bigpup


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PostPosted: Wed 18 Jul 2018, 21:49    Post subject:  

There is a length limit to the password.
Max of 8 characters.

Notice your test passwords use the same for the first 8 characters.
Anything after 8 is not looked at.

Change something in that first 8 characters and see what happens.

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auto512


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Location: São Paulo, Brazil

PostPosted: Thu 19 Jul 2018, 07:04    Post subject:  

musher0 wrote:
Hello auto512.

Welcome to the kennels! Smile I hope that you have a long and pleasant stay
among fellow Puppyists!

I have had a similar problem with xlock on xenialPup-706. On which Pup are
you?

My solution was to link the icon directly to the utility at /usr/bin/xlock. Of
course, doing that, I'm losing all the fine tunings provided by the ROX-app
at /usr/local/apps/Xlock. But at least my screen does not jam any more
when I run the screen saver.

IHTH.


I am using the XenialPup64 7.5 version, the one made available on the site puppylinux.com. There are no new versions, or are there and I do not know?
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auto512


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Location: São Paulo, Brazil

PostPosted: Thu 19 Jul 2018, 07:05    Post subject:  

bigpup wrote:
There is a length limit to the password.
Max of 8 characters.

Notice your test passwords use the same for the first 8 characters.
Anything after 8 is not looked at.

Change something in that first 8 characters and see what happens.


Such a simple thing and I did not notice, thank you very much.
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