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xscreensaver lock problem resolved!

 Hello to all: 

I'd like to thank everyone who offered insight to why xscreensaver lock 
wasn't working. 

Just this morning I performed a last-minute search, based on some leads, 
of possible pam configuration issues.  One URL that popped up via google 

Q9 contained a lead to make `which xlock` setuid root (chmod +s).  I did 
this for `which screensaver`, rebooted, and authentication worked! 

So that was an unexpected change, but documented from a reliable source. 

I hope this maybe helps someone else who may hit some of the same 
obstacles as I. 

A good weekend to all, and stay tuned for more questions... :-) 


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