Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 82706
gdmconfig menu item doesn't ask for root password nor does it recongnize the pam_timestamp cache authentication
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:50:19 EDT
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Description of problem:
the gdmconfig menu entry in the gnome menus doesn't seem to handle
the pam_timestamp authentication mechanism.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Choose the Login Screen menu item in the System Settings Gnome Menu
Actual Results: Error box, telling me I must be logged in as root.
Expected Results: A dialog to enter the root password should appear if you are
not already authenticated via pam_timestamp to use root level tools. And if you
are already authenticated, gdmconfig should start without asking for root
So far this is the only System Settings and/or System Tools that gives me a
"must be root error." All of the other system level tools I've tried ask for
root password when needed.
Owen if you're rebuilding gdm anyway could you add this to the pam config file?
Works here with me with gdm-126.96.36.199 (-2, but nothing has changed since
-1 in this area.)
And the config file looks right.