LDAP and xscreensaver

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at be-well.ilk.org
Thu Apr 26 15:21:52 UTC 2007

Vulpes Velox <v.velox at vvelox.net> writes:

> xscreensaver: couldn't get password of "kitsune"
> xscreensaver: 13:54:14: locking is disabled (error getting password).
> xscreensaver: 13:54:14: does xscreensaver need to be setuid?  consult
> the manual.
> Is what I am getting on the console when I run it. It is setuid. The
> passwords and userinfo is stored in LDAP.

I haven't used LDAP for passwords, so I can't test this, but my guess
would be that you are missing a pam configuration for xscreensaver.
Something like "auth sufficient pam_ldap.so", perhaps?

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