Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 240542
pirut is not accessible
Last modified: 2013-04-12 15:09:12 EDT
Description of problem:
pirut does not export any accessible widgets when assistive technologies are
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Assistive technologies must be enabled. Run pirut.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Go to System->Preferences->Accessibility->Assistive Technologies Preferenes.
2. Enable assistive technologies
3. Log out
4. Log in again
5. Start pirut from Applications->Add/Remove Software
6. Install Dogtail and start the sniff utility
When using the sniff utility pirut shows no children. Other applications (e.g.
gaim, Firefox) show their accessible children.
pirut exports accessibility information and all children widgets are shown when
using the sniff utility.
Are you running sniff as root?
I tested with 2 sniff instances. One running as root, other as regular user.
Start pirut from Applications->Add/Remove Software and fill in my root pw.
Start another gui application that needs root privileges (system-config-network).
Click refresh on both sniff instances.
non root sniff shows both applications (pirut & system-config-network) as not
root sniff shows ONLY system-config-network as accessible. Does not show pirut.
Please see external bugzilla reference. I think it is related.
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inclusion, but this component is not scheduled to be updated in
the current Red Hat Enterprise Linux release. If you would like
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Pirut is accessible but it has to be run as /usr/sbin/pirut because otherwise it
uses consolehelper which breaks accessibility (I have already filled a bug)