x11/gnome-screensaver-2.22.1 is not unlocking screen on entry of correct password.

Joe Marcus Clarke marcus at marcuscom.com
Sun Apr 6 15:21:23 UTC 2008

On Sun, 2008-04-06 at 15:59 +0530, Ashish Shukla आशीष शुक्ल wrote:
> Hi,
> Whenever I try to unlock my screen, locked using gnome-screensaver, it
> doesn't accept my password, rejects with "Incorrect password". I'm
> running x11/gnome-screensaver-2.22.1 . Any ideas what is causing this ?
> And BtW, I've compiled gnome-screensaver-2.22.1 with PAM support.
> During password verification, there is some non-uniform delay
> (sometime more, sometimes less) .
> Is there anyone else experiencing this issue, hmm...?

This is typically the case when one builds gnome-screensaver with PAM
support, but they are currently using a PAM module which requires the
executable be setuid root (e.g. pam_unix).  The only workaround is to
rebuild gnome-screensaver without PAM support, or use a different PAM
module which does not require root privileges.


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