Re: setuid bit neccesary for GNOME?

> From: "Andreas L. Gustafsson" <ante Update UU SE>
> On Fri, 19 Jan 2001, Padraig O'Briain wrote:
> > The only binary I could find with setuid bit set was xscreensaver. The only 
> > effect of removing the setuid bit on xscreensaver is that root will not be able 
> > to unlock your desktop if you lock it.
> That wouldn't be much of a problem. Anybody know of something else?
> /andreas

I would double check this.  I would guess that without setuid, xscreensaver
cannot get to the password file.  The effect of this would be that regular users
would not be able to unlock their screen.


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