Gnome Screensaver

Jürg Billeter j at
Tue Jul 4 08:58:11 PDT 2006

On Die, 2006-07-04 at 10:35 -0500, Randy McMurchy wrote:
> 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.

Yes, it's not that easy to guess from the logs.

> 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.

This is paldo-specific. We're using gnome-vfs for file notifications in
gnome-menus as long as gnome-menus hasn't been fully ported to inotify,
so we can avoid fam/gamin dependency.


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