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Old 07-21-2009, 08:28 AM   #1
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Question PackageKit's error at Start-up


I get this error at start-up (Fedora 9)
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PackageKit Error (Title bar)
Running graphical applications as a privillaged user should be avoided for security reasons. PackageKit applications are security sensitive and therefore this application will now close.
I understand the meaning of this message. I neither know about PackageKit nor about the actions that I need to take. Please hlep.
 
Old 07-21-2009, 03:50 PM   #2
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Do you login as root? If this is the case, you may consider to login as a regular user, instead. It is much more secure and the message from Packagekit will disappear.
 
Old 07-22-2009, 01:04 AM   #3
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Thanks.
1. So if I login as a normal user, would I be able to still use/access applications/data that I installed as root user? specially NS2?
2. Cannot we avoid this error if I need to login as root user?
 
Old 07-22-2009, 01:13 AM   #4
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Look at below link:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...insane-672095/
 
Old 07-22-2009, 02:34 AM   #5
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Thanks.
1. So if I login as a normal user, would I be able to still use/access applications/data that I installed as root user? specially NS2?
2. Cannot we avoid this error if I need to login as root user?
1. Yes, provided they have executable permissions for all users (rwxr-xr-x). Applications which require root privileges (like Add/Remove Software) will prompt you for root password. If you need to run application from the terminal as root, you can always do su - and become root.

2. I don't know. Maybe the solution is in the link provided by Alans07.
 
Old 07-23-2009, 10:39 PM   #6
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Thanks a lot colucix but I don't know how to grant executible permissions to users but the problem has been solved. Here is what I did:
I used:
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[root@localhost ~]# gnome-control-center
to open the Gnome Control Center. From the catogary of Personal>Sessions>Startup programs tab>Additional Startup programs. I simply unchecked the PackageKit Update Applet.
 
  


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