[kde-linux] cannot unlock screensaver (SOLVED)

Kevin Kempter kevin.kempter at dataintellect.com
Wed Jan 17 22:11:35 UTC 2007

On Wednesday 17 January 2007 12:43, Rex Dieter wrote:
> Mark Ness wrote:
> > Kevin Kempter wrote:
> >> I've recently installed FC5, ran the initial yum update and then
> >> installed the kde.repo to get the latest kde.
> >>
> >> I can login fine however once the screen saver starts, (I have it set to
> >> require passwd after 60 sec) then my password is not recognized to
> >> unlock. My only option is to start a new session and reboot.
> You are now user 2 to report this problem.  Question: did you upgrade kde
> while currently logged into kde?  (If so, I recommend not doing that).
> Regardless, post the contents of /etc/pam.d/kscreensaver and output of
> $ rpm -q kdelibs kdebase
> please (or send to me privately).
> > I am sorry to say I have no answer for you. Just a word of caution.
> > I have had MANY problems in the past mixing kde repos with fedora
> > installation of KDE. Every time I updated KDE through kde repos,
> > something broke, and the next KDE update through Fedora always
> > fixed it.
> Details?
> > I doubt there is a problem with kde-redhat repo, it just doesn't seem
> > to be compatible with Fedora implementation of KDE.
> None that I'm aware of.
> I would be much more constructive and helpful for everyone involved to
> report the problems, so we can have a chance to fix it.
> -- Rex
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Per the info Rex asked for above I found that I had no /etc/pam.d/kscreensaver 
file only a /etc/pam.d/xscreensaver file. I grabbed a kscreensaver file from 
another FC5 box I have, placed it in the /etc/pam.d directory with 
appropriate ownership/perms based on the xscreensaver file - rebooted and 
presto! I can unlock my screensaver with my passwd again.

Thanks Rex!

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