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sunmicroman 09-07-2005 12:09 PM

Cannot Unlock Session
 
Whenever I am logged in as a standard user, I cannot unlock my screen with my password. It gives me the wrong password error. But this is the same password I used to login and startx initially. Is there a seperate password file for unlocking the screen?

Matir 09-07-2005 01:01 PM

No, it should use the standard passwd/shadow suite, or PAM, if you use that. If your system uses PAM, is there a proper configuration for xscreensaver in /etc/pam.d?

sunmicroman 09-07-2005 01:09 PM

It says /etc/pam.d does not exist.

Matir 09-07-2005 01:10 PM

Since you don't specify in your profile, what distribution are you on?

raska 09-07-2005 01:29 PM

Re: Cannot Unlock Session
 
Quote:

Originally posted by sunmicroman
Whenever I am logged in as a standard user, I cannot unlock my screen with my password. It gives me the wrong password error. But this is the same password I used to login and startx initially. Is there a seperate password file for unlocking the screen?
I had this problem a long time ago with Slackware 9.0

Solution: never knew for sure LOL

In that time I stopped using Linux for awhile and when I came back, Slackware 10 was already available :D

gbonvehi 09-07-2005 04:13 PM

Which program are you ussing to lock X? Try using another one.

sunmicroman 09-07-2005 07:25 PM

I am using Slack 10.1. Also using the "lock screen" option built into KDE.

Brian1 09-07-2005 07:40 PM

It should use you user account password. Same as logging in to KDE to start with. Things to check: make sure you enter password corectly like make sure caps key is off.

You are not setup to auto login without a password are you?
If this is the case are you sure the password is correct?
Reset your password and see if that works.

Brian1

sunmicroman 09-07-2005 08:47 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by Brian1
It should use you user account password. Same as logging in to KDE to start with. Things to check: make sure you enter password corectly like make sure caps key is off.
Caplocks are off.

Quote:

Originally posted by Brian1 You are not setup to auto login without a password are you?
No

Quote:

Originally posted by Brian1 If this is the case are you sure the password is correct?
Yes

Quote:

Originally posted by Brian1 Reset your password and see if that works.
Already tried that.

Brian1 09-09-2005 04:04 PM

Have you another account and tried it there? If not create a new account and see if that works there.

Brian1


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