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Bug#412982: installation-reports: Enabling 'sudo' in installer skips setting root password and breaks desktop root tasks

On 3/2/07, Frans Pop <elendil@planet.nl> 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.

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