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

Ashish Shukla आशीष शुक्ल wahjava at gmail.com
Sun Apr 6 17:38:06 UTC 2008

>>>>> Joe Marcus Clarke writes:
    Joe> 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...?

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

I've tried copying /etc/pam.d/gdm to /etc/pam.d/gnome-screensaver, but
also thats of no use. Any ideas, why is that not working inspite of
/usr/local/libexec/gnome-screensaver-dialog being setuid, hmm...?

Ashish Shukla आशीष शुक्ल                      http://wahjava.wordpress.com/
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