[kde-solaris] Same KDE 3.1 Screen lock problem

Aaron Williams aaron_williams at net.com
Fri Oct 24 16:11:54 CEST 2003

I found several problems when I attempted to use kcheckpass on Solaris.

1. I had to compile with PAM disabled.
2. I had to turn off the setuid bit for kcheckpass (chmod -s kcheckpass)

This solved the problem in our environment, which uses NIS for passwords.


Gene Siepka wrote:

>Hey kids... I just installed KDE from the Software Companion CD that came in 
>the Sol 9 08/03 dist.   Same thing is happening to me.
>I've been looking this up for the past 2 hours... I've seen posts about 
>differences between NIS domainnames and DNS domainnames...
>Ours are the same   tsg.cbot.com...
>One thing I saw recommended trying to run kcheckpass from the shell prompt. To 
>see what happens...
>When I do, it prompts me for my password,<clickety click click>
>128 (/home/gsie44) shasta :]> kcheckpass
>authentication failure for user gsie44 [uid 2358]
>I hope someone can figure this out... I'd be happy to try something if any of 
>you fruitcakes have any ideas!
>Gene R. Siepka
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