Bug 974334 - mtr-gtk can't be started from Gnome
mtr-gtk can't be started from Gnome
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: mtr (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Michal Sekletar
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2013-06-13 22:20 EDT by Eric Smith
Modified: 2013-10-18 15:56 EDT (History)
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Fixed In Version: mtr-0.84-3.fc19
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Last Closed: 2013-10-15 02:40:38 EDT
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Description Eric Smith 2013-06-13 22:20:36 EDT
Description of problem:
Trying to start xmtr application ("Traceroute") from Gnome silently fails, though it logs two messages to /var/log/messages:

<timestamp> localhost /etc/gdm/Xsession[<pid>]: The password you typed is invalid.
<timestamp> localhost /etc/gdm/Xsession[<pid>]: Please try again.

I can start xmtr from a command line, and am prompted for the root password, and the app starts properly.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. From Gnome Shell, try to start the "Traceroute" application
2. Watch in amazement as nothing whatsoever happens

Actual results:
nothing happens

Expected results:
application starts

Additional info:
Quite possibly the same root cause as bug #882555 for gsmartcontrol, as both apps have the same behavior including the log messages, and both use consolehelper with identical PAM configuration files.
Comment 1 Michal Sekletar 2013-07-04 07:45:38 EDT
I am unable to reproduce the bug. Everything works as expected on my machine. I will be releasing new version mtr-0.85, although I don't expect the new version to fix this for you, since it looks like consolehelper/pam issue.
Comment 2 Michal Sekletar 2013-09-17 07:18:04 EDT
I am able to reproduce the bug. I wasn't able to that previously. I suspect that previously I was using some older version of dependent component thus bug didn't occurred. I will try to come up with patches and move to polkit instead, we need to do that anyway.
Comment 3 Eric Smith 2013-09-17 11:45:46 EDT
Thanks for the assistance. Maybe I'm dense, but I couldn't figure out from the polkit documentation how to do this.
Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2013-10-08 10:43:33 EDT
mtr-0.84-3.fc19 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 19.
Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2013-10-08 10:49:48 EDT
mtr-0.85-3.fc20 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 20.
Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2013-10-09 10:51:38 EDT
Package mtr-0.85-3.fc20:
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 20 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing mtr-0.85-3.fc20'
as soon as you are able to.
Please go to the following url:
then log in and leave karma (feedback).
Comment 7 Fedora Update System 2013-10-15 02:40:38 EDT
mtr-0.85-3.fc20 has been pushed to the Fedora 20 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
Comment 8 Fedora Update System 2013-10-18 15:56:53 EDT
mtr-0.84-3.fc19 has been pushed to the Fedora 19 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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