On Wed, Dec 19, 2007 at 09:28:22AM -0500, Matthias Clasen wrote:
> We don't have necessarily time to do such things. Many people in fedora
> are benevolent.
> Anyway why not do a pam module such that all the login systems (be it
> wdm, xdm, console login...) can benefit from it? We have a wondefully
> modular system for everything that can take place on login, this would
> ease life for a lot of people, and allow for choice of UI instead of
> tying those who don't have the money to pay programmers to UI they don't
Don't let Nalin hear that...
I don't really understand your comment. I still haven't got any answer
on how to use adequately the pam_consolekit module, and a PA pam module
is systematically taken down and we are asked to use gdm only. And the
desktop people don't seem to care about those who would like to use pam
to incorporate things on other login entry points than gdm.
I am not saying that there is an issue with pam, but with the desktop
people not wanting to use it. See for example
Now this is not necessarily a problem, one display manager to rule them
all and avoiding using pam may also be a good choice (less duplication
of work, less support). This is an important choice, however.