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Old 12-02-2013, 12:41 PM   #1
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Gksu error Slackw14.1 and Mate 1.6


Hi,

I have installed Slackware 14.1 and Mate 1.6 from mateslackbuilds. Everything works very well so far, except for gksu.
When I run "gksu /usr/sbin/gparted", I get the following error:

Failed to run /usr/sbin/gparted as user root.

Failed to communicate with gksu-run-helper

What can the problem be?

Thanks for the help in advance.
 
Old 12-02-2013, 01:21 PM   #2
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You are right
this is a confirmed bug

Thanks for reporting..

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Old 12-02-2013, 01:53 PM   #3
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Not at all. Since I have used Mate on Slackware intensive, every day for more than one year (first Salix and now your packages), I will send you my report of accidental bugs if any occurs.

When could we get its correction?
 
Old 12-02-2013, 02:32 PM   #4
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OK, libgksu has been updated in our repository and git as well
please get the latest libgksu and upgrade to that version

it should fix this problem
 
Old 12-02-2013, 04:06 PM   #5
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I have upgraded with the new version, but the problem still persists.
 
Old 12-02-2013, 07:37 PM   #6
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My fault.... i didn't properly checked the symlink created

Building a new version now

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Old 12-02-2013, 09:17 PM   #7
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And it's uploaded now
 
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Old 12-03-2013, 01:24 AM   #8
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Upraded, but neither gksu nor gksudo does work. The problem still existst.
 
Old 12-03-2013, 03:48 AM   #9
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What's your architecture? 32/64 bit?
If you are using 64 bit, can you show the output of
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ls -al /usr/lib/libgksu/
 
Old 12-03-2013, 04:32 AM   #10
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I tested with gksu /usr/sbin/parted since i don't have gparted on my system and it asked for root password here
 
Old 12-03-2013, 06:10 AM   #11
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I think this is a bug which can't be fixed as there's no more development upstream.
I searched for other distributions and they don't plan to fix this either
 
Old 12-03-2013, 06:23 AM   #12
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Workaround in the meantime.
  • Open MATE Terminal.
  • 'su' to root.
  • Type 'gparted'.

Alternatively, use good old fdisk.

Cheers,

Niki

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Old 12-03-2013, 06:36 AM   #13
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it did work on Slackware 14.0
Probably it don't get along well with newer libraries
 
Old 12-03-2013, 07:41 AM   #14
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Done, now added this issue into KNOWN_ISSUES
 
Old 12-03-2013, 02:50 PM   #15
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Thanks for the help, anyway all other things run well so far.
 
  


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