Bug 166807 - redhat-config-xfree86 ---noui prompts for root password in a GUI popup box
redhat-config-xfree86 ---noui prompts for root password in a GUI popup box
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: redhat-config-xfree86 (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Søren Sandmann Pedersen
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Reported: 2005-08-25 18:24 EDT by David Meleedy
Modified: 2014-06-18 05:07 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-10-06 16:32:35 EDT
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Description David Meleedy 2005-08-25 18:24:22 EDT
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Description of problem:
redhat-config-xfree86 --noui
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."

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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.

Additional info:
Comment 1 David Meleedy 2005-10-06 16:32:35 EDT
setting the DISPLAY variable to a blank string seems to fix this problem.

export DISPLAY=
redhat-config-xfree86 --noui

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