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Bug 82706 - gdmconfig menu item doesn't ask for root password nor does it recongnize the pam_timestamp cache authentication
Summary: gdmconfig menu item doesn't ask for root password nor does it recongnize the ...
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: gdm
Version: phoebe
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Owen Taylor
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Depends On:
Blocks: 79579
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-01-25 03:23 UTC by Jef Spaleta
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:50 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2003-02-04 21:09:57 UTC

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Description Jef Spaleta 2003-01-25 03:23:42 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.3a) Gecko/20030115

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):

How reproducible:

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

Additional info:

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.

Comment 1 Havoc Pennington 2003-02-03 20:04:40 UTC
Owen if you're rebuilding gdm anyway could you add this to the pam config file?

Comment 2 Owen Taylor 2003-02-04 21:09:57 UTC
Works here with me with gdm- (-2, but nothing has changed since
-1 in this area.)

And the config file looks right.

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