[Whonix-devel] xscreensaver with pam_tally2

Patrick Schleizer adrelanos at riseup.net
Mon Sep 16 15:02:00 CEST 2019


having exactly the same issue.


Looks like xscreensaver and pam_tally2 (i.e. lock login after X failed
attempts to prevent password bruteforceing) are incompatible. That might
be since xscreensaver runs as user but pam requires root to read/write

Is this an issue with xscreensaver, PAM or pam_tally2?

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from your reply.

Kind regards,

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