encrypted home directories
Alright, here's the deal.
I want to use dmcrypt to encrypt a file (preferably) or partition and use xdm authentication information to decrypt and mount the file/partition as the home directory.
http://deb.riseup.net/storage/encryption/dmcrypt/ explains how to accomplish this only this howto is for a system using PAM. Slackware doesn't use PAM and I'm not sure how to accomplish the same goal on a Slack system.
If anyone has a stronger understanding of how XDM handles authetication data, what Slackware uses instead of PAM, or how to accomplish my end goal using the implementation I've decribed (Slackware, XDM, dmcrypt) your help would be greatly appreciated.
If I didn't read wrong, that howto tells to use PAM if you want to use a encrypted /home paritition (it's the "encrypted partitions" section), but it doesn't need it to encrypt a loopback file, read the "encrypted loopback" section, i think that's what you want to achieve.
Edit: This is a quote from the "encrypted loopback" section introduction:
Here's a thread where a user needed to change resolution according to the user and reset to default one on logout: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=308765
You could make something similar but mounting a file, and instead of using .xsession, using the DisplayManager._0.startup: variable in xdm-config (you need to also run GiveConsole script which is the default value of it).
I think you'll understand what i'm talking about after reading that thread.
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