Bug 120414 - Programs requiring root password don't work after it's entered from user gnome
Summary: Programs requiring root password don't work after it's entered from user gnome
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: usermode   
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Version: rawhide
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Nalin Dahyabhai
QA Contact: David Lawrence
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Reported: 2004-04-08 15:38 UTC by Michael J. Kofler
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:10 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-06-15 03:44:37 UTC
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Description Michael J. Kofler 2004-04-08 15:38:24 UTC
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Description of problem:
With previous RH versions, clicking on a program that required root
permissions to run (up2date, for example, but the problem is occuring
with all such programs) brought up a Query window asking for the root
password. Once given, the program would load with root permissions. 
Now, the Query window appears, password is given, and then nothing
happens. Invoking the program from ternimal also causes Query window
to ask for root password (like expected), but again program fails to
load and terminal provides no additional information- terminal returns
to new command line as soon as enter is hit to submit root password.
From root command line terminal (via su), invoking program works as

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. As user, click program requiring root permissions
2. Enter correct root password in query window
3. Brood.

Actual Results:  Programs failed to load after asking for root password.

Expected Results:  Programs load as in previous RH versions

Additional info:

Comment 1 Michael J. Kofler 2004-06-15 02:56:49 UTC
The query window when attempting to run up2date seems to be asking for
the user password (Asks "Password for mkofler") instead of the root
password as expected. Entering the user password causes the window to
close, and gives the error "Could not set exec context to

Comment 2 Michael J. Kofler 2004-06-15 03:44:37 UTC
Fixed after latest update

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