SUMMARY: Problem with xlock

From: Jose Manuel Franco Melgar (LCE/SUN System Manager) (
Date: Wed May 08 1996 - 10:17:27 CDT

The environment variable LOGNAME was unset .I'm using XDM
        and aparently sometimes (?) it not set LOGNAME.

        Add to Xsession a line such as

        export LOGNAME

        Thank you very much to Brian L Plante

Original mail:
> I get this error when I try to lock my screen
> xlock: can't get the user password. Exiting ...
> You need to run xlock in setuid root mode on your local machine.
> Contact your system administrator.
> (obiusly) I'm the system administrator but I've already checked for
> the suid bit on xlock. Every thing looks right .
> -rwsrwxr-x 1 root bin 94484 Oct 2 1995 /usr/openwin/bin/xlock*
> I'm using NIS and solaris 2.5
> in my nsswitch.conf passwd and group looks first for nis and then for files

José Manuel Franco 
Laboratorio de Cómputo Especializado (SUN) 
Estaciones de trabajo de profesores (SUN)

San Francisco, n.: Marcel Proust editing an issue of Penthouse.

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