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Bug 236070 - gnome-screensaver doesn't work with thinkfinger
Summary: gnome-screensaver doesn't work with thinkfinger
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-screensaver
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ray Strode [halfline]
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-04-11 19:40 UTC by Bryan O'Sullivan
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:12 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2007-04-11 21:52:59 UTC

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Description Bryan O'Sullivan 2007-04-11 19:40:47 UTC
Description of problem:

I'm using thinkfinger from Extras, and while almost everything (sudo, login,
gdm, etc) is happy to accept a fingerprint swipe instead of a password,
gnome-screensaver insists on just a password.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install thinkfinger.
2. Edit /etc/pam.d/system-auth to add a thinkfinger line as the second entry
   in the auth block:
   auth sufficient
Actual results:

Everything I've tried except for gnome-screensaver accepts a finger swipe.

Comment 1 Bryan O'Sullivan 2007-04-11 19:41:42 UTC
I'm filing this against gnome-screensaver because googling suggests that
gnome-screensaver is at fault, not thinkfinger.

Comment 2 Ray Strode [halfline] 2007-04-11 21:52:59 UTC
Actually it is thinkfinger's bug.  PAM modules shouldn't expect to be run with
root privileges.  Jon (the author of gnome-screensaver) wrote some patches to
make thinkfinger work better, though. Have a look at:

There is an upstream gnome report here with more information here:

Anyway, closing since it's a thinkfinger problem that should get fixed upstream.

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