Bug 62211 - Dateconfig does not work from menu as non-root user
Summary: Dateconfig does not work from menu as non-root user
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Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: dateconfig   
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Version: skipjack-beta1
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Brent Fox
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Reported: 2002-03-28 14:23 UTC by Jeremy Sanders
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:38 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-03-28 14:26:21 UTC
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Description Jeremy Sanders 2002-03-28 14:23:11 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:0.9.9) Gecko/20020314

Description of problem:
When run from the gnome menu (Programs/System) dateconfig fails to start when
run as a non-root user. From the command line it asks for a root password.
Dateconfig should pop up a gnome root password box to ask for the password.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start dateconfig from the gnome menu

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Comment 1 Jeremy Sanders 2002-03-28 14:26:17 UTC
I should add that none of the programs which require passwords run from the
gnome/programs/system menu as a non-root user. I'm sure this worked in RH7.2.
They shouldn't be on the menu if they won't run.

Also try:
"Service configuration"
"Internet configuration wizard"
"Locale chooser"
"User capability configurator"

Comment 2 Brent Fox 2002-03-28 15:20:38 UTC
You need to install usermode-gtk.  It has been split into two packages, so the
GUI one that pops up and prompts you for the root pw is in a new rpm.  It wasn't
getting pulled into a default install for Skipjack (it was left out of the comps
file) but has now been fixed in our internal trees.

Please reopen this report if installing usermode-gtk doesn't fix the problem.

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