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I''m suddenly getting an error message in KDE3 saying "Insufficient Rights" when I try to execute any program that requires root access. I've tried SU to root and then run a program, but the error keeps popping up.
When I go > su root redhat-config-services it actually prompts for the root password but then fails with an error saying "unable to execute binary file..."
I have not reinstalled or done anything out of the ordinary.
<enter root password>
also check the permissions and see if those processes are really infact links to console helper. i found that for me, if i set the permissions of just one of those links to console-helper then everything else that linked to console helper would fail to even bring up a root password prompt if i tried to run them. that was in the gui, i'm not sure what would the response would be in the shell terminal.
i just thought of something. your topic title, is that part of your error message?
ls -l /usr/sbin/userhelper
on my system the permissions are: rws - --x - --x
if it isn't like that, then try to open up your superuser filemanager. usually it's in kmenu > systems. navigate to /usr/sbin/userhelper and right click on the file and click the permissions tab. set the permissions for owner to read write, group to exec (could be enter) and other to exec (could be enter). then tick the box called Set UID which should be on the same line to the right of the owner's permissions.