Bug#546376: kdm: will there ever be a _real_ fix or answer?
i reported the very same thing as #580269.
it has been closed with the false claim of being solved -- my answer
that this was not so, was ignored -- at least i never received an
i just upgraded to what most likely will become the official kde 4.5 in
debian -- and the very same bug is still there.
since other distributions do not suffer from this inexplicable bug, the
issue is well knwon for a long time now, there is (despite other claims)
still no fix -- what is the reason for this? after all, someone must
have decided, that the code allowing to switch to admin mode has to be
removed an that debian's kde user should be forced to either refrain
from changing kdm's configuration via system-settings or to start
system-settings as root.
what's the rationale?
-- System Information:
Debian Release: 6.0
APT prefers unstable
APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Kernel: Linux 126.96.36.199 (SMP w/2 CPU cores; PREEMPT)
Locale: LANG=en_DK.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_DK.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Versions of packages kdm depends on:
ii adduser 3.112+nmu2 add and remove users and groups
ii consolekit 0.4.3-2 framework for defining and trackin
ii debconf [debconf-2.0] 1.5.37 Debian configuration management sy
ii kdebase-runtime 4:4.5.3-0r1 runtime components from the offici
ii kdebase-workspace-kgreet-plu 4:4.5.1-0r2 KDE greet libraries for authentica
ii libc6 2.11.2-7 Embedded GNU C Library: Shared lib
ii libck-connector0 0.4.3-2 ConsoleKit libraries
ii libdbus-1-3 1.2.24-3 simple interprocess messaging syst
ii libkdecore5 4:4.5.3-0r1 the KDE Platform Core Library
ii libkdeui5 4:4.5.3-0r1 the KDE Platform User Interface Li
ii libkio5 4:4.5.3-0r1 the Network-enabled File Managemen
ii libknewstuff3-4 4:4.5.3-0r1 the "Get Hot New Stuff" v3 Library
ii libkworkspace4 4:4.5.1-0r2 library for the kdebase workspace
ii libpam0g 1.1.1-6.1 Pluggable Authentication Modules l
ii libqimageblitz4 1:0.0.6-2 QImageBlitz image effects library
ii libqt4-svg 4:4.6.3-4 Qt 4 SVG module
ii libqt4-xml 4:4.6.3-4 Qt 4 XML module
ii libqtcore4 4:4.6.3-4 Qt 4 core module
ii libqtgui4 4:4.6.3-4 Qt 4 GUI module
ii libstdc++6 4.4.5-10 The GNU Standard C++ Library v3
ii libx11-6 2:1.3.3-4 X11 client-side library
ii libxau6 1:1.0.6-1 X11 authorisation library
ii libxdmcp6 1:1.1.0-1 X11 Display Manager Control Protoc
ii libxtst6 2:1.2.0-1 X11 Testing -- Record extension li
ii lsb-base 3.2-26 Linux Standard Base 3.2 init scrip
Versions of packages kdm recommends:
ii kde-window-manager [x-window 4:4.5.1-0r2 the K window manager (KWin)
ii kdebase 5:64 the K Desktop Environment, base ap
ii konsole [x-terminal-emulator 4:4.5.3-0r1 X terminal emulator
ii logrotate 3.7.8-6 Log rotation utility
ii twm [x-window-manager] 1:1.0.4-2 Tab window manager
ii xserver-xorg-core [xserver] 2:1.7.7-10 Xorg X server - core server
ii xterm [x-terminal-emulator] 266-1 X terminal emulator
Versions of packages kdm suggests:
ii kdepasswd 4:4.5.3-0r1 graphical password changing utilit
-- Configuration Files:
This automatically generated configuration consists of the following files:
This config was derived from existing files. As the used algorithms are
pretty dumb, it may be broken.
Information from these files was extracted:
These files were directly incorporated:
Old files that would have been overwritten were renamed to <oldname>.bak.
Try 'genkdmconf --help' if you want to generate another configuration.
You may delete this README.
-- debconf information:
* shared/default-x-display-manager: kdm