Screen won't lock in Mate (Also, LXDE)

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Re: Screen won't lock in Mate (Also, LXDE)

Post#16 by go2null » 01 Oct 2014, 19:33

Having the same issue in Porteus v30.1 LXDE using xscreensaver-5.29-i486-1_slack14.1.xzm downloaded with USM.

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guest@porteus:~$ ls -l $(which xscreensaver)
-rwxr-s--x 1 root shadow 229100 Aug  1 15:48 /usr/bin/xscreensaver

guest@porteus:~$ xscreensaver &
[1] 8075
guest@porteus:~$ xscreensaver: 15:24:30: couldn't get password of "guest"
xscreensaver: 15:24:30: couldn't get password of "root"
xscreensaver: 15:24:30: locking is disabled (error getting password).
xscreensaver: 15:24:30: does xscreensaver need to be setuid?  consult the manual.
I changed guest user password, but no change.

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Re: Screen won't lock in Mate (Also, LXDE)

Post#17 by brokenman » 02 Oct 2014, 01:33

I also experienced this in MATE at one stage. Check that xscreensaver is setuid: ls -l `which xscreensaver`

Will double check this for next release.
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Re: Screen won't lock in Mate (Also, LXDE)

Post#18 by go2null » 20 May 2015, 14:31

Still doesn't lock in Porteus-LXQt-v3.1-i486.

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