Bug#412982: installation-reports: Enabling 'sudo' in installer skips setting root password and breaks desktop root tasks
On 3/2/07, Frans Pop <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> The Gnome date/time applet asks for the root password. The user
> password doesn't work.
Well, you could have been a bit more clear about what "it" was then. How
were we supposed to guess this was about a Gnome applet?
Yes, sorry. The 'desktop root tasks' bit only in the subject wasn't very clear.
Unfortunately I don't know anything about Gnome. IIRC gksu or something
like that is supposed to handle this correctly. I suggest you take this
up with the Gnome maintainers.
This is because time-admin (from gnome-system tools) doesn't use gksu
when launched from the panel. When gksu is used, you will get the
behaviour you describe above.
I do believe this is fixed upstream in gnome-system-tools 2.16 or 2.17.