Bug 103282 - capplets should make sure they affecting the proper user
capplets should make sure they affecting the proper user
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: control-center (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jonathan Blandford
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2003-08-28 11:16 EDT by Jeff Needle
Modified: 2013-04-02 00:18 EDT (History)
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Description Jeff Needle 2003-08-28 11:16:29 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 Galeon/1.2.11 (X11; Linux i686; U;) Gecko/20030417

Description of problem:
I have this friend.  Yeah, that's it.  I have a friend who logged in as a user,
let's call it jpin, and then executed gnome-cd-properties as user root and
disabled the autoplaying of audio CDs.  He then wondered why his audio CDs were
still autoplaying.  After some investigation, my friend figured out that he is
an idiot and ran gnome-cd-properties as the same user as his current gnome
session and things magicdevally started working properly.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Insert CD
2.See it play
3.Wish it didn't.
4.Run gnome-cd-properties as root and change the behavior
5.repeat steps 1, 2, and 3.
6.Wait for light to dawn
7.Run gnome-cd-properties as the user who is logged into session
8.Repeat Step 1.
9.Be amazed that this really works the way it's supposed to.
10.Sheepishly enter a bug pretending it was really a friend doing this

Actual Results:  CD plays.

Expected Results:  CD does not play.

Additional info:

jrb says that it's possible to prevent "my friend" from doing this stupid thing
by not allowing this to be run from different machines and/or different users
than currently logged in.
Comment 1 Owen Taylor 2003-08-28 14:48:05 EDT
gnome-cd-properties would have to be modified separately from the
rest of the control center, but I really don't really see this
as a problem ... the number of people running config tools from
the command line when su'd is going to be tiny.

Comment 2 Jonathan Blandford 2003-08-28 15:18:14 EDT
Filed in gnome bugzilla as:


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