Bug 62951 - problems when consolehelper is started in background
problems when consolehelper is started in background
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: usermode (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Nalin Dahyabhai
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2002-04-08 07:07 EDT by Gerald Teschl
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:41 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-04-08 07:07:23 EDT
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Description Gerald Teschl 2002-04-08 07:07:18 EDT
Suppose you want to start printconf-gui from a text terminal using:

[gerald@soliton bin]$ printconf-gui &
[1] 6063
[gerald@soliton bin]$ You are attempting to run "printconf-gui" which requires
privileges, but more information is needed in order to do so.
Password for root:

If you start typing, your password will appear in plain on the screen and
it will be stored in the bash history. Consolehelper should dedect such
a situation and bring up a graphical pasword promt instead
(if possible or else fail).
Comment 1 Gerald Teschl 2002-05-08 14:55:49 EDT
Seems to work in 7.3?

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