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Bug 61833 - Apps requiring root privelidges do not ask for root password
Apps requiring root privelidges do not ask for root password
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: kdeadmin (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Tim Powers
Ben Levenson
: 61963 62294 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2002-03-24 20:04 EST by Alex Boag-Munroe
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:41 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-03-25 08:14:50 EST
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Description Alex Boag-Munroe 2002-03-24 20:04:51 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Konqueror/2.99 (3.0 rc3); Linux)

Description of problem:
When trying to run any app that requires root access rights from within KDE, the app does not run and the root password prompt does not appear.  Instead, if I switch back to tty1 (I login from text mode) a password prompt continuously scrolls up the screen.  If I login in graphical mode, I have noticed an error about an unrecognised password in the messages log.  If I run the apps as root from a konsole, it works fine.  Looks like kdesu is broken.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run any program that requires root, ie, neat.
2. Password prompt should appear, it does not.
3. App does not run, or if it does, it does not work due to incorrect privelidges.

Actual Results:  No root password prompt.

Expected Results:  A prompt for the root password should appear.

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Comment 1 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2002-03-25 08:14:45 EST
This is because they use consolehelper, which in turn needs its gui. 
The fix is to install usermode-gtk (or better yet, consolehelper-qt from 
Assigning to timp so the comps file can be adapted.
Comment 2 Tim Powers 2002-03-25 08:57:15 EST
This will be fixed in the next release. I'm resolving this as RAWHIDE.

Comment 3 Tim Powers 2002-03-26 12:31:57 EST
*** Bug 61963 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 4 Tim Powers 2002-03-29 07:04:15 EST
*** Bug 62294 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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