I want use
xdm to login to my machine and start my session. My password contains an umlaut. I'd rather not change the password as it is quite long and complex and I just memorized it.
Login works fine in
xdm if there is no umlaut in password.
Login works fine if I login to shell directly with umlaut in password (I start my X Session from there currently).
So my assumption was that login in
xdm should work fine with umlaut as well.
LANG parameter is
de_DE.UTF-8. I can become
root on the machine.
If I type the Password in the username field of xdm it looks perfectly valid and displays the umlaut correctly. So, maybe its a
UTF-8 problem, but I have no idea how to probe that.