pam_tally and unlocking user accounts


  sorry if this has been asked before, I have query with regard to
pam_tally and gnome-screensaver. if pam_tally is set in system-auth on
fedora, gnome screensaver is not able to unlock the screen.

  Reason being, pam_tally needs root privileges to write to
"/var/log/faillog" and gnome-screensaver-dialog runs as a regular user.

 Is there a workaround this other than setuid root for
gnome-screensaver-dialog ( which i have not tested ) ?


for self reference:

GnomeScreensaver faq - Why does the screensaver unlock dialog always
think my password is invalid ?

xscreensaver vs gnome-screensaver

Ritesh Khadgaray
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