kde3 & screensaver lock
cmueller at gmx.de
Fri Jul 12 21:20:52 BST 2002
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Am Freitag, 12. Juli 2002 00:55 schrieb Rob Hudson:
> I compiled KDE3 from garnome. When I tell screensaver to require a
> password, the password I type in never validates. Do I have to set
> this somewhere or does it use /etc/passwd? If it uses the normal
> system password, it's not working for me. Does it require a special
> dev library?
I don't know Garnome, but here's my guess:
The screensaver uses your regular password. So there's no need to
But your system is using shadow passwords for security (pretty standard)
and the screensaver cannot read /etc/shadow where the crypted passwords
Did you do the KDE installation as root?
The same happens here. I had to kill the process kdesktop_lock today after I
had accidentally enabled the screenlock.
Maybe the screensaver should check its privileges and refuse to run in forcelock mode
if it cannot access /etc/shadow...
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