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Month: November 2011

Re: [trinity-devel] Can't login with KDM

From: "Timothy Pearson" <kb9vqf@...>
Date: Thu, 17 Nov 2011 21:31:32 -0600
>> On a whim I tried this really big
>> hammer. I created a patch to strip from the kdebase code all
>> references of consolekit.c and CONSOLE_KIT. Seemed like a
>> reasonable idea.
>> No luck. Still can't login with KDM.
>> Would somebody please provide me a
>> knee-bone-connected-to-the-thigh-bone explanation or simple
>> flow chart how KDM runs through everything? I'm still
>> leaning toward this being an authentication problem. Perhaps
>> with some kind of flow chart I can try something.
> Some progress.
> I tried some different -debug options with kdm. I saw an error message
> "password verify failed." The only place the message is found is in
> kdm/backend/client.c.
> Any ideas where to attack next?
> Darrell

Hi Darrell,

That snippet you posted above I think contains a very important clue to
the solution.

In kdm/backend/client.c , try commenting out the #ifdefs for HAVE_CRYPT. 
I am pretty sure that HAVE_CRYPT is not being set by CMake, which would
cause non-PAM (encrypted) password checks to fail.

If this temporary hack fixes the problem, a simple fix to CMake should
squash this bug for good!