[Bug 26175] Can't unlock session

Luka Renko lure.net at gmail.com
Wed Mar 1 19:34:12 UTC 2006

Public bug report changed:

Matthew is right: GID of /etc/shadow is changed from group "shadow" to
"root". This means that /sbin/unix_chkpwd does not have read access to
/etc/shadow anymore.

I have modified GID back to "shadow" and everything works (I can unlock from any user, both GNOME and KDE). Then I have tried to add user with useradd, change passwd and similar and /etc/shadow GID was left intact. Good.
Then I tried to use System Settings -> Users & Groups and have seen that if I do any change (I have tried adding new user or deleting existing user) that GID of /etc/shadow is changed to "root". Unlock is broken again.

I think it is clear now that this is bug of kde-guidance. I will change
the package and close all duplicate bugs.

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