Bug 82706 - gdmconfig menu item doesn't ask for root password nor does it recongnize the pam_timestamp cache authentication
gdmconfig menu item doesn't ask for root password nor does it recongnize the ...
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: gdm (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Owen Taylor
Mike McLean
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Blocks: 79579
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Reported: 2003-01-24 22:23 EST by Jef Spaleta
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:50 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-02-04 16:09:57 EST
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Description Jef Spaleta 2003-01-24 22:23:42 EST
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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 15:04:40 EST
Owen if you're rebuilding gdm anyway could you add this to the pam config file?
Comment 2 Owen Taylor 2003-02-04 16:09:57 EST
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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