Gnome Screensaver

Randy McMurchy randy at
Tue Jul 4 08:35:52 PDT 2006

Juerg Billeter wrote these words on 07/04/06 01:18 CST:
> Hm, I've just noticed
> that BLFS doesn't mention to setuid root unix_chkpwd of Linux-PAM,
> doesn't that mean that PAM doesn't work for non-root applications when
> using pam_unix? 

Yes, and thanks so much. I looked around yesterday trying to figure
out what should be setuid (logs showed it to be a permissions issue),
but because unix_chkpwd cannot be run from the command line, I didn't
consider it.

BTW, I notice you patch Gnome Screensaver with a gnome-menu/vfs
patch. Is this specific to PALDO? This change is not implemented
upstream, or on Fedora as best as I can tell.


rmlscsi: [bogomips 1003.27] [GNU ld version 2.16.1] [gcc (GCC) 4.0.3]
[GNU C Library stable release version 2.3.6] [Linux i686]
10:32:00 up 53 days, 2:32, 1 user, load average: 0.36, 0.21, 0.08

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