Bug 137195 - Cannot unlock xscreensaver when using NIS+
Cannot unlock xscreensaver when using NIS+
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xscreensaver (Show other bugs)
i586 Linux
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Assigned To: Ray Strode [halfline]
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Reported: 2004-10-26 12:58 EDT by Matt Nottingham
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-05-11 17:34:48 EDT
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Description Matt Nottingham 2004-10-26 12:58:58 EDT
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Description of problem:
When using NIS+ it is not possible to unlock xscreensaver. Several
changes to the /etc/pam.d/xscreensaver have been tried, but none
of them seem to work.

This problem is most likely related to the NIS problem also observed in other bug reports, but the fix they suggest does not work.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Lock screen
2. Type correct password

Actual Results:  password was said to be incorrect

Additional info:
Comment 1 Ray Strode [halfline] 2004-11-10 12:49:07 EST
Are you running FC3 now?

I've commited a change to rawhide xscreensaver that may address this
problem.  Would you mind trying it?

Comment 2 Matt Nottingham 2004-11-10 15:27:53 EST
Nope, we've not upgraded to FC3.

I'll upgrade 1 machine and install the rpm's above. Due to other
commitments, I doubt I'll be able to report back for a couple of 
Comment 3 nigel scott 2004-11-18 06:21:45 EST
We have upgraded to FC3 and have applied the new screensaver rpm's 
but are still unable to unlock screen while using nis+.

Comment 4 Ray Strode [halfline] 2004-11-18 08:11:02 EST
Could you attach your /etc/pam.d/system-auth file?
Comment 5 Matt Nottingham 2004-12-12 05:19:54 EST
Sorry for the delay, but its a bit tricky at the moment for me to
attach that file.

However, that file has not been changed manually, so should be the same
as is installed.
Comment 6 Matthew Miller 2005-04-26 11:07:45 EDT
Fedora Core 2 is now maintained by the Fedora Legacy project for
security updates only. If this problem is a security issue, please
reopen and reassign to the Fedora Legacy product. If it is not a
security issue and hasn't been resolved in the current FC3 updates or
in the FC4 test release, reopen and change the version to match.
Comment 7 Ray Strode [halfline] 2005-05-11 17:34:48 EDT

This bug is being closed because it has been in the NEEDINFO state for a long
time now.  Feel free to reopen the bug report if the problem still happens for
you and you can provide any information that was requested.

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