Bug 967159 - When you run command "beesu" does not show modal dialog asking for password using "alt + f2"
When you run command "beesu" does not show modal dialog asking for password u...
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: beesu (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Tom "spot" Callaway
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2013-05-24 23:51 EDT by Bastián Díaz
Modified: 2015-02-17 10:20 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2015-02-17 10:20:07 EST
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Description Bastián Díaz 2013-05-24 23:51:49 EDT
Description of problem:
The command "beesu" continues to operate from the terminal, however, to execute any command or application running with root privileges "beesu" from "Alt-F2" (eg beesu nautilus), does not appear any window or modal dialog asking for password and therefore can not run the application with root privileges.

Version-Release number of selected component:
OS: fedora 19 (rawhide)
Environment: GNOME 3.8.2
Beesu: version 2.7 (beesu-2.7-9.fc19)

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Typing on the keyboard "Alt + F2"
2.After appearing dialog "Run", type "beesu nautilus" and type enter.
3. Wait a while ... nothing happens.

Actual results:
Nothing happens (graphically)

Expected results:
A dialog box appears asking for root password. Password is entered and executed application.
Comment 1 D. Charles Pyle 2013-09-03 16:33:28 EDT
You might want to visit Koji and grab 2.7-11 and its related packages to update all beesu components.  There are updates in that version that address specific compatibility problems in GNOME 3.8.x.

Do you have the usermode package installed? If not, you might have to install it.  Also make sure that you have all dependencies installed that can be installed.  Sometimes needed dependencies for beesu and its components might get deleted by uninstalling other software packages.

You also may want to visit the following bug for additional information about other incompatibilities and workarounds necessary in GNOME 3.8 and above:


Comments 13 and 18 in that bug discussion are the newest workarounds to eliminate crashing due to a longtime bug in gEdit when running as root user in GNOME.
Comment 2 Bastián Díaz 2013-09-03 16:43:11 EDT
(In reply to D. Charles Pyle from comment #1)

Hi, thanks for replying.

This is a problem that I solved a while ago and actually is due to the absence of some required packages to run beesu.

As a user I would suggest that the packages needed to run beesu be mandatory dependencies (ie that installed when installing beesu). I noticed when installing fedora-liveusb utility that beesu began operating.

Beesu is an excellent utility and even think it should be among the basic packages to be integrated fedora and gnome-shell.

Thank you.
Comment 3 D. Charles Pyle 2013-09-03 17:14:46 EDT
I agree that it is an excellent utility.  That's why I have been working on fixes to get everything working with GNOME 3.8, nautilus scripts included, and also forked the nautilus scripts to nemo.

Do you by chance remember what dependencies those were that were not automatically installed with beesu?
Comment 4 Bastián Díaz 2013-09-03 17:40:52 EDT
(In reply to D. Charles Pyle from comment #3)

I do not remember all, and although I retried beg for brand new installation, however, is not very efficient yum uninstalling dependencies of a specific package. (now even uninstall liveusb-creator, beesu still works).

usermode-gtk *

Reviewing the softwarecenter, I see that beesu dependent packages not appear "usermode-gtk", and apparently that was the cause of the problem (since beesu worked from the terminal, but not working in graphical mode).

Hope this helps.

* You know a way to propose to beesu as basic package in fedora. Could usefully be incorporated into the livecd, since like debian / ubuntu, gksudo is very useful for solving problems from the livecd.

Thank you.
Comment 5 D. Charles Pyle 2013-09-03 18:19:43 EDT
Thank you for the information.  That information is exactly what I was looking for.

Unfortunately, I have no idea how to propose making beesu and components basic packages for Fedora.  I think that they should be, unless there are plans in the works to add the functionality directly into the shell.  I am not privy to such information at this time.

I would love for it to be the default but who knows? Again, thank you for the information.
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