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vlock : Authentication failure

asked 2013-09-21 04:28:06 -0500

Mohan G gravatar image

updated 2013-09-21 18:45:47 -0500

FranciscoD_ gravatar image

I am unable to use 'vlock' on my Fedora-19.

It continuously prints the following

The pts/1 is now locked by root. Authentication failure.

I am not typing anything in the terminal. I have to kill the process to stop it. This used to work properly in Fedora-16 (non 'kbd' variant). Any suggestions plz.

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answered 2013-09-21 12:12:54 -0500

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updated 2013-09-21 12:15:17 -0500

It's a known bug https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=913311 with a known workaround (works also for the root user):

cat > /etc/pam.d/vlock << EOF
#%PAM-1.0
auth       include      system-auth
account    required     pam_permit.so
EOF
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