#132 new
Martijn Dashorst

Pinentry is shown on wrong GUI shell, doesn't accept keyboard input

Reported by Martijn Dashorst | June 6th, 2014 @ 11:16 AM

  1. open a second login with a different account using screensharing to localhost
    (enable 'remote login', run 'ssh -NL 5901:localhost:5900 localhost' in a terminal, open localhost:5901 using screensharing)

  2. try to sign a file with a GPG key with passphrase in the 'remote' UI


  1. see pinentry in the screensharing window, accepting input for the passphrase


  1. pinentry appears in shell that started screensharing, doesn't accept keystrokes

Comments and changes to this ticket

  • Martijn Dashorst

    Martijn Dashorst June 6th, 2014 @ 11:25 AM

    Also this apparently doesn't work when using account switching--when the login was still active from the above steps. If you log out, and log in using account switching, the pinentry is shown in the correct shell.

  • steve

    steve December 30th, 2014 @ 07:37 PM

    • Milestone cleared.
    • Importance changed from “” to “Low”

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