No chance for a second try? I've read (now) that a delay is default for security reasons. Does this include removing the greeter completely, leaving a black screen? Is this the intended behavior when wrong passwords are typed? Because from the answers to this question I (maybe mistankenly) had the impression that the greeter remains there, but will not take inputs for the duration of the set delay.

  • this is a bug - no designed system would prevent from a second trial
    – jena
    Nov 15, 2019 at 10:22
  • Thanks for the info, appreciated it. Any idea about how can I fix it?
    – Joy
    Nov 15, 2019 at 14:28
  • Bugs should be reported on github/greeter, but first let's try a few ideas. What exactly you mean by going black - does the screen switch off or it's on and shows nothing e.g. even after moving mouse? What happens if you try activating terminal (by pressing Ctrl+Alt+F1)? Can you login from there?
    – jena
    Nov 15, 2019 at 14:50
  • FYI if you wanna go back to graphical session from terminal session, press Ctrl+Alt+F7 ;)
    – jena
    Nov 15, 2019 at 14:52
  • I installed eOS not long ago (end of October or beginning of November, I think) and this was the first time I mistyped my password. When I did, the greeter disappeared, and the new greeter's black background was the only thing in the screen. I could see the mouse pointer moving, but nothing else, so I restarted the computer and made sure I typed the password very carefully, so I got in. I didn't know about the Ctrl+Alt+F1 and Ctrl+Alt+F7 options. Thanks for the tip. :) Next time I log in I will try it.
    – Joy
    Nov 16, 2019 at 13:52


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