Description of problem:
When attempting to install or uninstall software using Add/Remove Software, the following error occurs:
You have failed to provide correct authentication. Please check any passwords or account settings.
Failed to obtain authentication.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora 15. By the way, I am using classic gnome with compiz because gnome 3 is extremely buggy on my computer.
Just try to add or remove any software from the Add/Remove Software under "System Tools" under "Applications."
Steps to Reproduce (uninstalling):
1. Open Add/Remove Software.
2. Unclick software that is already installed and click apply.
3. Click "continue" in the window that appears for removing dependencies.
Steps to Reproduce (installing):
1. Open Add/Remove Software.
2. Click software that you want to install and click apply.
3. Click "continue" in the window that appears for accepting dependent software.
A window appears with the exact words contained in "Description of Problem" above.
Software to be added or removed like it was in Fedora 14.
I forgot to mention. In Fedora 14 I was prompted to input my root password. But in Fedora 15 I'm not asked to do this anymore.
I'm getting the same error-message from KPackageKit, using Fedora 14 with KDE rather than Gnome.
I just upgraded my system from Fedora 13 with KDE to Fedora 14 with KDE. I can't update my system now, using KPackageKit, because when I try to install software I get the error message shown above: "Authorization failed. You have failed to provide correct authentication. Please check any passwords or account settings.".
After I did the upgrade I had some problems with my network settings, because I'm not using "Network Manager" to manage my network settings. I'm using a static IP address, so my network settings may be unusual. I'm mentioning this because it may be relevant, it may be a network problem.
I got this bug just using default ethernet settings from 3 different locations, 2 wireless networks and one wired network.
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