Bug 496860 - Cannot see other users' processes
Cannot see other users' processes
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-system-monitor (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Søren Sandmann Pedersen
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-04-21 09:47 EDT by paolo borelli
Modified: 2014-06-18 05:11 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2010-06-28 08:08:46 EDT
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Description paolo borelli 2009-04-21 09:47:48 EDT
g-s-m in fedora can only show the process of the current user. The menu items to set the selection to "View->All Processes" etc are always insensitive.

This makes g-s-m almost useless if you want to check who else on the system is using the cpu or if X is taking 100% of the cpu etc.

Note that 'top' works fine from a terminal so the limitation is not enforced at the system level. I guess it could be a bug in the integration with PolKit or maybe selinux
Comment 1 paolo borelli 2009-04-23 09:25:59 EDT
There seems to be a stray modification in the polkit patch: this hunk seems bogus

 	for (i = 0; i != G_N_ELEMENTS(processes_actions); ++i) {
 		action = gtk_action_group_get_action(data->action_group,
-		gtk_action_set_sensitive(action, processes_sensitivity);
+		gtk_action_set_sensitive(action, selected_sensitivity);
since the radio items should be sensitive even if no process is selected
Comment 2 Matthias Clasen 2009-04-23 15:14:02 EDT
Fixed in gnome-system-monitor-2.26.1-2.fc11
Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2009-06-09 10:18:23 EDT
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 11 development cycle.
Changing version to '11'.

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