The environment variable LOGNAME was unset .I'm using XDM
and aparently sometimes (?) it not set LOGNAME.
Add to Xsession a line such as
Thank you very much to Brian L Plante
> 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
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