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Month: August 2012

Re: [trinity-devel] SOLVED Re: [trinity-devel] Still no working o2_enterprise tdm theme - both R14 and 3513-sru?

From: "David C. Rankin" <drankinatty@...>
Date: Sun, 12 Aug 2012 23:09:23 -0500
On 08/12/2012 09:45 PM, Slávek Banko wrote:
>> Serious work went into updating tsak after 3.5.13. I don't know all of the
>> > patches but there were many. I don't know whether those patches can be
>> > backported. Check bug reports 898 and 906 for most of the fixes.
>> >
>> > Darrell
>> >

Yes, I recall all the CPU at 100% due to tsak fun...

> Darrell, all patches on the SAK I carefully backport to v3.5.13-sru. I believe 
> that I have not overlooked any SAK patch.

I have no clue why UseSAK=true causes the graphical kdm-greeter to fail. It has
not been that long ago I was using tsak with the graphical greeter. What is
strange is that it began to fail for both R14 and 3513-sru at about the same
time 3 weeks or so ago. (it could just be coincidence in timing)

If SAK was working and backported, I wouldn't mind using it, but at the same
time, it's not one of those things I've ever been too concerned about in a home
or small-office setting. If a bad guy has physical access to a box, all you have
to do is pop in a boot CD and pull the power-cord. All the great login security
in the world won't help in that situation......

I don't know kdm/tdm greeter code well enough to know what would make it fail to
load a graphical greeter that easily. But, reading through the full kdmrc, it
looks like GrabServer=true may be to blame. That reads:

# Hold the X-server grabbed the whole time the greeter is visible. This
# may be more secure, but it will disable any background and other
# X-clients started from the Setup script.
# Default is false

If the SAK code in 3513-sru has the effect of setting GrabServer=true, then that
could explain the graphical chooser failure...

David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E.