Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 62211
Dateconfig does not work from menu as non-root user
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:01 EDT
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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.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start dateconfig from the gnome menu
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.
"Internet configuration wizard"
"User capability configurator"
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.