Not that this is much of a problem, more a curiosity, but whenever I put my computer to sleep at night, it forgets any and all passwords it should know.
I put my computer to sleep, go to sleep myself, wake up, go to work, come back, wake my computer and notice I can't connect to the Internet. No biggie, I just change the Network settings. But I can't because the settings are locked and I need to authenticate myself.
In the subsequent dialogue where you usually see your name displayed, I get nothing. Typing in my username/password results in an 'authentication denied' message.
So I log out, and try to log in as root (I have root access enabled simply because I am root on 12 50.000 dollar machines at work, and so I'm gonna be root on my single 5.000 dollar machine at home), but no dice: screen shakies are the result. In fact, I can't log in as any of the users.
After a restart, all is well again.
Now, as I said, it's no big problem because I put my computer through a rigorous sleep-deprivation regime, but it's an interesting phenomenon.
My main questions are:
1] Anybody know what process takes care of the authentication mechanism and how the communication goes from input to that process?
2] Where are passwords kept?
3] Anyone notice a similar problem?
Any ideas/mindless banter appreciated.
Oh yeah, as for my system: a completely stock G4 DP 500, 256MB RAM, 40GB HD (partitioned in OS 9 and OS X part), 100MB Zip disk (built-in) and DVD-RAM drive.
[ 12-20-2001: Message edited by: Jelle Monkmater ]