[kde-solaris] KDE 3.5.3 build for Solaris 10

Heiko Falk Heiko.Falk at udo.edu
Thu Jul 13 11:56:11 CEST 2006

Hi Christopher,

On Thursday 13 July 2006 11:16, Christopher Dietz wrote:
> Hi,
> > Under all these KDEs, I have problems when locking the screen with the
> > KDE screensavers. When trying to unlock the screen, I simply get the
> > following error message:
> >
> >   "Cannot unlock the session because the authentication system failed
> > to work; you must kill kdesktop_lock (pid ....) manually."
> Do you run kcheckpass as normal user? You usually have to set the suid bit
> to get this working.

I think, the permissions of kcheckpass are OK:

-rwsr-xr-x    1 root     bin         28924 Nov  8  2004 kcheckpass*

> Btw you can check the authentification system more simply by running
> kcheckpass; echo $?
> instead of locking the desktop :-)

That's cool - that simplifies testing a lot...!			:)

On my Solaris 10 box, the above line leads to a return value 2 (AuthError):

kcheckpass; echo $?

On a Solaris 9 machine, I get a return value 0.

I built kcheckpass/kdebase with these options for configure:
--with-shadow --with-rpcauth --with-pam=yes

When installing my KDEs under Solaris 10, I used the template 
for /etc/pam.conf provided by Stefan Teleman 
Here, I don't see any entry for kcheckpass. Is this OK?

/etc/rpc and /etc/services also contain entries just for dcopserver and dcop.



Dr. Heiko Falk

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