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Old 01-24-2010, 11:51 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by sofcrafts View Post
Hi EVo2

Many thanks for the post -- I had a similar issue. Your solution :

usermod --home /root root

worked great.
Excellent, glad to help.

I installed Lenny 5.0 on a and during setup just choose simple password for root as I knew I can change it later via the gnome gui.

After installation I changed the password in the gui and thats when the synaptic fault started.
That is very interesting. I strongly recommend/encourage you post a bug report, this appears to be fairly serious bug in the gnome gui.




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