Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 154976
"Administrator mode" button doesn't work in kcontrol
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:04 EST
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Description of problem:
On some of the KDE Control Centre modules, there's an "Administrator mode" button that lets you type in the root password and do some system-level configuration. In the latest Fedora KDE, it doesn't seem to work: I click the button, type the root password into the resulting dialogue box, wait a couple of seconds, and then it shows the initial KControl screen instead of the administrator-mode version of the module I was working in.
This happens at least with the "Login Manager" and "Font Installer" modules.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start KDE Control Centre
2. Choose "System Administration" - "Login Manager"
3. Press "Administrator mode"
4. Type root password into dialogue box
Actual Results: It showed the "Welcome to the KDE Control Centre" screen again
Expected Results: It should have shown me the "Login Manager" module in administrator mode
it's not reproduceable in latest rawhide. could you please do update to latest
rawhide and verify it please. Thanks
Still happens in latest rawhide ...
it's strange, i'm not able to reproduce it. Could you please try with a new user?
Yes, with a new user, it worked fine on the "login manager" tab. Popped up an
error message about "Unable to create /usr/share/apps/kdm/faces" (or something
very similar, I'm not in front of that computer now) but it worked. Weird. Sorry
for the false alarm.
don't know if this helps, but kcontrol was working fine for me (including the
administrator mode buttons).........until one time I did a "sudo kcontrol" from
the command line. After that, everytime i used kcontrol as a regular user the
administrator buttons did not work, it would just kick me back to the blue
colored screen with the links.