Re: Odd Gnome behavior
On Tue, 05 Dec 2006 15:13:28 -0800
Freddy Freeloader <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Tue, 2006-12-05 at 22:35 +0000, Liam O'Toole wrote:
> > On Tue, 05 Dec 2006 13:41:54 -0800
> > Freddy Freeloader <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > > Hi All,
> > >
> > > I have run across an oddity in Gnome's behavior when running admin
> > > tools from the gui.
> > >
> > > If I run any of the tools found in the Desktop -> Administration
> > > menu, explicitly from that menu, Gnome asks me for the root
> > > password. I enter the root password and it tells me I entered an
> > > invalid password. However, if I run any of those same admin tools
> > > from the Applications -> Debian -> Apps -> System menu Gnome
> > > accepts the root password and they run just fine.
> > >
> > Determine what commands are launched by the menu entries. You can do
> > this by right-clicking on a menu entry and choosing "Add this
> > launcher to desktop". You then right-click on the icon thus
> > created, choose "Properties", then "Launcher" to determine the
> > command. You should then be able to account for the observed
> > behaviour.
> Thanks for your reply. I already knew about the menu entry stuff, and
> had taken a look at it. It all seems to be fine when compared to a
> computer that works normally.
So can you reproduce the problem by issuing the relevant commands in a
terminal? That would be valuable information in a bug report ...