Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 166807
redhat-config-xfree86 ---noui prompts for root password in a GUI popup box
Last modified: 2014-06-18 05:07:53 EDT
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Description of problem:
run as a non-root user, pops up a GUI box
"You are attempting to run "redhat-config-xfree86" which requires administrative privileges, but more information is needed in order to do so."
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. run redhat-config-xfree86 --noui as a non-root user
Actual Results: Pops up a GUI asking for a root password.
Expected Results: A tty query for the a root password would have been appropriate.
setting the DISPLAY variable to a blank string seems to fix this problem.