Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 443207
system-config-services does not always respond from non root logins
Last modified: 2008-08-16 22:33:31 EDT
Description of problem:
The root user generally works by logging as ordinary user. In cases of need the
root user does a "su root" or enters the root password when asked by gui tool
system-config-services and carries out necessary configuration changes. Most of
the time the system does not respond when the root user tries to use the
graphical gui tool system-config-services.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Log in as root and run the gui tool from system-config-services from
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Log in as ordinary uses
2.Go to applications > services.
4.If no response for about 20 seconds log out and re-login again as non root
user and repeat steps 2 and 3
5. If no response try step 4 once again.
6. After two /three/four trials the system asks to enter root password.
7. Now necessary changes can be made.
Most of the times no response.
The system should have asked the non root user to enter root password on the
first time itself since he does not has the required privilages.
Full system profile is at http://www/smolt.org/show?/uuid=pub_85955a62-7804-
No such problem was seen in F7 where every time the graphical GUI tool system-
config-services was invoked by not root user, the system used to ask for root
password. Once root password was entered necessary changes could be made.
I can't reproduce that. Would you please describe your environment in more
detail? For instance you say that you start the tool by going to "applications >
services" -- I'm using GNOME and the tool is at "System > Administration >
Services", what desktop environment do you use?
I am sorry, there was some typing error as I had posted the bug from another
machine since the machine running F-9-Beta was giving lots of problems.
As you have rightly told the the tool is at "System > Administration >
Services." and not "applications > services ".
I am using Gnome.
I did one yum update and now it is working fine. However the full gui window
(Service Configuration )takes a lot more time to appear when compared to F-7
running on the same machine.
Thanks for your help.
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
More information and reason for this action is here:
Original issue resolved after update as per reporters notes.
Please file a new bug report if the window is still taking an excessive amount of time to load.