Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 434824
KDE4 System Settings - No Method To Enter Administrative Mode
Last modified: 2015-07-13 13:36:21 EDT
Description of problem:
System Settings (KDE) does not have mechanism to enter administrative mode to
change system settings, e.g. cannot modify Login Manager (KDM).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Enter system settings application. No method provided to enter administrative
mode to change system settings.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. From KMENU, Select Computer, Select Applications (System Settings)
2. Select Advanced, Select System (Login Manager)
3. Options are "greyed out" - no method provided to change
Options are "greyed out" - no method provided to change
Some method to enter root or administrative mode to modify settings
KDE3 has a problem with administrative mode, but at does have a method
to enter. https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=434624
Known problem but it hasn't been addressed yet at upstream - see
http://techbase.kde.org/index.php?title=Projects/SystemSettings for details.
the module embedding and inter-process communication needed to achieve this
was done using old QXembed classes and DCOP, both of them were simply thrown
away when porting to KDE 4 with no replacement as of today.
I'll update the status here as soon as I know more about upstream plans.
So what do we do? Add a menu entry to launch all of systemsettings under kdesu
(or consolehelper or whatever)?
Created attachment 296221 [details]
Preliminary support for root privs in systemsettings
Created attachment 296222 [details]
Fixed clock (date/time) kcm .desktop file
*** Bug 439378 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
* Tue Apr 15 2008 Lukáš Tinkl <email@example.com> - 4.0.3-15
- workaround #434824: KDE4 System Settings - No Method To Enter Administrative Mode