Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 249130
running xawtv prompts for root password every time
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:12:10 EST
Description of problem:
When running xawtv, one is prompted every time for the root password in order
to run v4l-conf. At most this should only happen once.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
What is your PATH? (echo $PATH). Maybe you have /usr/sbin before /usr/bin ?
Do you use pam_console module? (in /etc/pam.d/gdm etc.)
Do you have SELinux enabled?
"include config-util" in /etc/pam.d/v4l-conf is too restrictive...
Pretty much everything in my setup is default (no /usr/sbin in ordinary user
path, /usr/sbin before /usr/bin in root's path, SELinux in default enforcing
mode, I don't understand pam so presumably it's in whatever the default is).
There was a thread in fedora-list about the v4l-conf problem, with a workaround:
xawtv-3.95-4.fc7 has been pushed to the Fedora 7 testing repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
The problem appears fixed with xawtv-3.95-4.fc7 from updates-testing. Closing.
xawtv-3.95-4.fc7 has been pushed to the Fedora 7 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.