kdm doesn't accept password with special characters
I have a problem with a fresh install of Kubuntu 8.10. kdm says 'login failed' when I set a password (with passwd on the command line) that contains special characters.
The initial password that was set during the installation was ok, though, but after a change I can only login on the console.
I just know that it has not to do with keyboard encoding because all special characters appear correctly in the user name field.
Any hint is appreciated.
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