Bug #1463112 “Cat sitting on keyboard crashes lightdm” : Bugs : unity package : Ubuntu
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14.04, locked screen to go to lunch, upon return from lunch cat was sitting on keyboard, login screen was frozen & unresponsive. To replicate: In unity hit ctrl-alt-l, place keyboard on chair. Sit on keyboard. Resolution: Switched to virtual terminal, restarted lightdm, lost all open windows in X session. What should have happened: lightdm not becoming unresponsive.

Found the story behind this bug neat, that is why I wanted to share it.

@pancake
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Reminds me of this lol

CHEF-KOCH
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Something similar to this.

I remember reading about a kid who bypassed the Xbox parental control just by inputting 0000. It was a bug in the software.

I can’t find the source for this but I remember this.

Exactly. Both very good examples of why manual memory management is… untrustworthy? (that’s the polite way i could say it)

mickie
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The crime scene…

Arrest that thing!

mickie
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🤣

@Thann
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I swear my cat crashed GDM once

It’s surprising how serious and how old and unresolved that bug and its related bugs are. Only the gnome bug was marked fixed. I’m tempted to see if this is still an issue on modern gnome lock screen…

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