Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 62086
screen does not use the users password for locking
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:41:15 EDT
Description of Problem:
When I lock screen ( ctrl-a ctrl-x ) it ask me for a key ( password )instead of
using my system password, like it did in previous versions ).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. start screen
2. lock it ( ctrl-a ctrla-x )
It asks for a key and then locks the screen until one enters the key again.
It should lock the screen and unlock it when the users system password is
Bug #9463 looks similar.
Bryce, is this fixed with the 'new' version in the tree now?
Apparently it is not fixed with 3.9.10-1.
pam support added into 3.9.11-2
BIG NOTE: pam support needs a /etc/pam.d/screen file without which it will
default to /etc/pam.d/other which typically deny's everything so you'd lock a
screen and never be able to unlock it 8)
but I've included one in the rpm dist that gets installed.
What is this jumping from 3.9.10 to 3.9.11 then back to 3.9.10 and now again to
Will 3.9.11 be released in the next RHL ?
the 3.9.11 that originally appeared was not sanctioned by me. it was a poorly
cobbled together rpm by one of the german team who overstepped his mark and
broke numerous features.
This one is as should be.