Bug 434624 - Administrator Mode Not Working In KDE Control Center
Administrator Mode Not Working In KDE Control Center
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kdebase (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Ngo Than
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
: 431835 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2008-02-23 10:14 EST by Gerald Cox
Modified: 2008-03-24 06:58 EDT (History)
7 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: kdebase-3.5.9-3.fc8
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Last Closed: 2008-03-24 06:58:43 EDT
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Description Gerald Cox 2008-02-23 10:14:37 EST
Description of problem:

Trying to activate Administrator mode within KDE Control Center to change KDE
Theme Manager and Login Manager.  When pressing "Administrator Mode" buttom,
receive popup "Run as root - KDE Su"; command "/usr/bin/kcmshell kdmtheme
--embed 58722095 --lan en_US" - when I enter the password, the popup goes away,
but nothing appears to happen.  Then when I logoff/login I receive another
message that this command needs the root password...I then enter, but again
nothing happens.

If I login as root, I am able to modify - however, I would prefer not to login
as root.

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How reproducible:
See description above.

Steps to Reproduce:

See description above.
Actual results:
Nothing happens.

Expected results:
Enter administrative mode in KDE Theme Manager and Login Manager.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Lukáš Tinkl 2008-02-25 08:24:23 EST
Comment 2 Lukáš Tinkl 2008-02-25 11:44:02 EST
*** Bug 431835 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 3 Mary Ellen Foster 2008-02-26 10:30:52 EST
This seems to WORKFORME in kdebase-3.5.9-1.fc8, except that I get a popup after
entering the root password about being unable to create
Comment 4 Mary Ellen Foster 2008-02-26 10:40:23 EST
(In reply to comment #3)
> I get a popup [ ... ] about being unable to create
> /usr/local/share/apps/kdm/faces.

This is, of course, bug 379781.
Comment 5 Gianluca Varisco 2008-03-23 07:37:01 EDT
Hi Mary Ellen,

bug 379781 has been closed as 'NOTABUG': see the comments on it for more details.

Regarding this bug, it WORKSFORME in kdebase-3.5.9-5.fc8. I'd say that we can
consider this bug closed, but before proceed I'd like to receive your feedback.
Comment 6 Mike C 2008-03-23 07:47:47 EDT
With the current version it works fine for me, though it may be worth mentioning
that some settings are not acted upon unless UseTheme=false is set in

I am not the reporter of this bug but perhaps this helps before this bz is closed.
Comment 7 Gerald Cox 2008-03-24 05:44:28 EDT
Not sure exactly when this was corrected, but it is working fine now in 

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