Entering Passwords in Japanese Red Hat Systems

  • 7021825
  • 20-Jan-2011
  • 24-Mar-2018


Reflection X Advantage version 3.0 or higher
Japanese Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5.0


You may encounter a problem entering text into a password field on Japanese or other Asian language Linux operating systems, such as Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5.


To solve the problem, modify the SCIM configuration as follows:

  1. Open ~/.scim/config with your favorite editor.
  2. Locate the line that reads /FrontEnd/X11/Dynamic=false.

Change false to true so that it reads /FrontEnd/X11/Dynamic=true.

  1. Log out and log back in. SCIM will be enabled, and the keyboard does not lock.

For more information about the problem in RHEL5, see https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=569257.


The SCIM input method editor (IME) contains a bug that diverts focus away from the password field. As a result, keystrokes never reach the password field handler.

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This document was originally published as Attachmate Technical Note 2545.