[kde-solaris] Unlock screenlock as root

steleman steleman at nyc.rr.com
Wed Dec 17 13:43:18 CET 2003


I would try this trick -- i haven't tested it myself so it's merely a guess:

I would install kdepasswd, kdesud, and xscreensaver setgid root. Which is a
potentially huge security hole ...

When i get back to NYC and i will have access to the code, i'll think of a
way of implementing this in code -- for example the screensaver should ask
for the root password if the uid/gid of the person who locked the screen
does not match the uid/gid of the person who is trying to unlock it ?

Just a thought.


>On Wed, 17 Dec 2003 11:40:00  0100 Hansjoerg Maurer
<Hansjoerg.Maurer at dlr.de> wrote:


I have tested kde-3.1.4 and it works great.

Just one problem I noticed.
When I lock screen as a user, I am unable to unlock it as root.
In our environment this is sometimes necessary.....
Has anybody an idea.
Unlocking as root (locked as root) and as user (locked as user) works.

Thank you very much.



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