Originally posted by trickykid
It's Dropline Gnome which installs PAM and I'm not sure where it would keep that configuration at if it's overriding the syslog.conf file. Dropline installs a bunch of crap that doesn't even relate to Gnome, I use to like their idea but I think they've gone a little overboard with the bloated crap they use. Sorry, just my opinion on that matter.
If you've ever built GNOME before, you'd know that its 200+ packages rely completely upon the existing functionality of the rest of the system libraries and programs... KDE is the complete opposite, where most everything is contained within itself. Perhaps you could explain which components are "bloated" in Dropline GNOME?