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Thread: Root screen locking

  1. #1
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    Root screen locking

    This is how to make your root screen lock works. Just follow simple steps
    Open up your terminal:

    Code:
    apt-get remove gnome-screensaver
    apt-get source gnome-screensaver
    cd gnome-screensaver-3-4.1/src
    nano setuid.c
    now find
    Code:
    if (getuid () == (uid_t) 0) {
    reason = g_strdup ("running as root");
    ret = FALSE;
    goto out;
    }
    and change it this way
    Code:
    /*if (getuid () == (uid_t) 0) {
    reason = g_strdup ("running as root");
    ret = FALSE;
    goto out;
    }*/
    close nano ( ctrl + x) and save changes.
    now
    Code:
    cd ..
    dpkg-checkbuilddeps
    if there are any dependencies install them with apt-get..
    when all dependencies are installed:
    Code:
    dpkg-buildpackage
    now it will tell you that there are some changes in the source code so you have to type:
    Code:
    dpkg-source --commit
    now you have to name your change, name it how you want it and hit enter, after that it will open some text file just type in :q and hit enter.
    after that type again:
    Code:
    dpkg-buildpackage
    wait until it's done
    Code:
    cd ..
    dpkg --install gnome-screensaver_3.4.1-1_i386.deb
    and make sure that /etc/pam.d/gnome-screensaver looks like this:
    Code:
    @include common-auth
    auth optional pam_gnome_keyring.so
    And that's it, enjoy

  2. #2
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    > apt-get source gnome-screensaver

    hmmm, that want's to deinstall "gnome-core", sounds like it might break something?

  3. #3
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    UPDATE: This bug has been assigned and updated is expected soon. http://bugs.kali.org/view.php?id=245

  4. #4
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    not working bro

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    Is worked fine for me but when I did apt-get update and apt-get upgrade, it stopedt working...

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    Bug has been resolved. Patch to arrive soon http://bugs.kali.org/view.php?id=245

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    I think we should wait for Kali Update to fix this bug

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    It's fixed just perform apt-get update and apt-get upgrade.
    Last edited by system_crash; 2013-04-12 at 13:43.

  9. #9
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    I know this isn't much help, but I'm using KDE 32Bit (self built, no special options), and there are no problems with the Lock Screen.
    Edit* Oops just read in the bug link, that they were able to fix it yesterday, perhaps it has been rolled out already, or soon.
    Last edited by charonsecurity; 2013-04-12 at 13:54.
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  10. #10
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    what if you get locked out !! username and password not working after Gph install.. live dvd worked great .. something went wrong after grub install.. any suggestions fellas?

  11. #11
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    Thanks @system_crash it works after update

  12. #12
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    Is this an issue where when you lock root it doesnt actually lock? I've noticed if i lock my root account and then move the mouse (even after waiting) it doesnt actually lock which is a slight concern. I'm assuming this will fix it?.

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