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Re: Behaviour change in Xorg's xdm between 5.99.5 and 5.99.7

On Wed, 11 Feb 2009 21:17:38 +0100
"S.P.Zeidler" <> wrote:

> Alas, no; xdm has no use_pam flag, although it might with a little
> bit of work. It's a pure compile option at present.
> (See xsrc/external/mit/xdm/dist/greeter/greet.c mostly)
> The rationale for the behaviour is that with PAM you may get a
> different password prompt, eg for your SSH passphrase or your
> Kerberos passwd, and PAM itself might not know what options to offer
> you until you give it your username.

What else will USE_PAM=no in mk.conf affect?  Is that documented

                --Steve Bellovin,

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