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Old 09-07-2005, 12:09 PM   #1
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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?
 
Old 09-07-2005, 01:01 PM   #2
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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?
 
Old 09-07-2005, 01:09 PM   #3
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It says /etc/pam.d does not exist.
 
Old 09-07-2005, 01:10 PM   #4
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Since you don't specify in your profile, what distribution are you on?
 
Old 09-07-2005, 01:29 PM   #5
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Re: Cannot Unlock Session

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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
 
Old 09-07-2005, 04:13 PM   #6
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Which program are you ussing to lock X? Try using another one.
 
Old 09-07-2005, 07:25 PM   #7
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I am using Slack 10.1. Also using the "lock screen" option built into KDE.
 
Old 09-07-2005, 07:40 PM   #8
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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
 
Old 09-07-2005, 08:47 PM   #9
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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.

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

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

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Originally posted by Brian1 Reset your password and see if that works.
Already tried that.
 
Old 09-09-2005, 04:04 PM   #10
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Have you another account and tried it there? If not create a new account and see if that works there.

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