I have wondered for some weeks (at least) now why unlocking my librem 13v4 laptop is so “difficult”, i.e., why I always seem to mistype my password.
This happens if the screen lock goes active because of inactivity, as well as when waking up from ‘sleep’.
I suspected a flaky keyboard (some character not working well), as well as having inadvertently hit ‘caps lock’.
Eventually, I realized that entering the password directly seems to fail after a few iterations of screenlock (or wakeup from sleep). However, when I click ‘login as different user’ and then login as myself again (the same user for which the session was locked), the password is accepted.
Anyone has seen this? This is PureOS (on a librem), with all updates applied. This has happened for quite a while, so if some software triggered this, it must have been several weeks, if not months ago.
I tried to check the logs, but nothing meaningful. More specifically, the ‘incorrect attempts’ when trying to enter the password directly seem not to be logged.