Bug 442131 - Menu launcher requires root password to be useful
Menu launcher requires root password to be useful
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: etherape (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Michael Rice
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
: 241044 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2008-04-11 18:33 EDT by J French
Modified: 2008-04-19 10:48 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-04-19 10:48:37 EDT
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Description J French 2008-04-11 18:33:59 EDT
Description of problem:
Etherape requires root privileges to operate properly. On normal install, it
launches from the main menu as the logged in user, then errors to "no devices

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How reproducible:
Every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. yum install etherape
2. Applications > System Tools > Etherape
Actual results:
Etherape is unusable, to use you have to open a terminal, login as root and then
run etherape.

Expected results:
Should ask for root password, then launch as root.

Additional info:
Fixed with (call me lazy, I just copied pirut):
mv /usr/bin/etherape /usr/sbin/etherape

ln -s consolehelper /usr/bin/etherape

cp /etc/pam.d/pirut /etc/pam.d/etherape

sed s/pirut/etherape/ /etc/security/console.apps/pirut >
Comment 1 Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams 2008-04-18 20:20:36 EDT
*** Bug 241044 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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