[kde-solaris] KDE screenlock/unlock

Torsten Kasch tk at Genetik.Uni-Bielefeld.DE
Tue Oct 21 09:21:40 CEST 2003


On Monday 20 October 2003 18:02, Rocendo Bracamontes wrote:
> Hi,
> I had the same problem.
> Here is the fix, I hope it works for you too.
> change the permissions on the file kcheckpass,  somehow it needs write
> permission for everybody.

I don't think this is a good idea (what should having a world-writable 
executable be good for?).

If you are using "files" as the naming service for the "passwd" database in 
nsswitch.conf(4), "kcheckpass" (a) has to be installed setuid root in order 
to be able to access /etc/shadow and (b) has to reside on a partition that is 
mounted with the setuid flag (i.e. you must not specify a "nosuid" option 
when mounting the partition where your KDE is installed on).

Hope this helps,


   Torsten Kasch                               tk at Genetik.Uni-Bielefeld.DE
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