Re: [Evolution] occasional authentication problem

On Wed, 2014-05-07 at 08:12 +0100, Pete Biggs wrote:
On Wed, 2014-05-07 at 01:00 -0400, Carl Schaefer wrote:
I've seen Evolution 3.12.1 occasionally lose the ability to connect to
one of my mail servers (not always the same server, btw) after having
been connected for a while.  When this happens a dialog box appears
asking me to re-enter my password.  Unfortunately the dialog box grabs
the X input, which prevents me from retrieving the password from my
password manager, so I cancel the dialog box.  

The issue of modal password boxes is discussed here every now and again
- usually in the context of Evo not remembering passwords.  But it's a
window manager issue not just Evo.  AFAIUI all Evo does is to ask the
window manager to give it the password for a certain account identifier
- that password is retrieved from a keyring store somewhere and if it's
not available, it will be prompted for.  It's not Evolution that puts up
the password box.

agreed; the password dialog box should have an "ungrab" button, but
that's not an Evolution bug.

On Wed, 2014-05-07 at 08:20 +0200, Milan Crha wrote:
there is some unfinished work here. Currently, once you cancel the
password prompt the evolution-source-registry "remembers" that this
process cancelled the password prompt for this account and then does the
cancel for you automatically. The only current way to workaround this is
to close evolution, thus the evolution-source-registry process will
forget the connection between the cancel and the client process. There
is no other workaround than what you do.

this seems pretty clearly to be a bug in Evolution.  If there's not
already a bug report on this, I'll open one.

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