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  1. #1
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    System does not allow log in through locked screen

    Hi,

    Not sure if this should be here - or general - please correct me if wrong.

    If my pc (ubuntu 11.10) locks the screen - I cannot lock back in with my password.
    If I go to switch user - I can then log in. Any ideas?

    Other info. The system 11.10 Ubuntu upgraded by 3 upgrades from 10.04
    I am using two different keyboard languages (En/He) but this does not obviously seem to be the issue.

    Thanks,

    Adam.
    Last edited by adam s; January 27th, 2012 at 01:53 PM.

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    Re: System does not allow log in through locked screen

    Hi,

    The two languages may be the issue. I've come across it before. The password on the lock screen does not echo characters (rightly so) but that makes it difficult to see what language you are typing in.

    What language is your password? You should be able to change the keyboard language on the lock screen. On Ubuntu 10.04 the change language part is to the right of the password field.

  3. #3
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    Re: System does not allow log in through locked screen

    Hi,

    I generally work in English and the password language is also in English.
    The 2 letters depicting language to the right of the password show EN.

    Also, if I use the 'Switch User' option my password works first time with no changes to the language.

    This is a system feature that appears to have come up with either my 11.04 or 11.10 install (I didn't manage to use 11.04 as it stopped my monitor from working).

    Thanks,

    Adam.

  4. #4
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    Re: System does not allow log in through locked screen

    I managed to solve this by changing the order of the languages in the language options screen.

    The reason this causes the problem (when the language shown was still english) is above me!

    Thanks,

    Adam.

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