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google01103 01-08-2007 04:53 PM

kdesu no longer accepts root password
 
kdesu will no longer work, it asks for the root password but will not accept it saying it is incorrect. I can still su with no problem so the root password works but not in kdesu.

Note: the root password had not been changed recently

thanks,

XavierP 01-09-2007 01:17 PM

Going to the basics - is Caps Lock disabled (or enabled if your password is in caps), if it's on a laptop is num lock disabled?

Does it work if you use su in a console?

google01103 01-09-2007 02:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by XavierP
Going to the basics - is Caps Lock disabled (or enabled if your password is in caps), if it's on a laptop is num lock disabled?

Does it work if you use su in a console?

No cap locks, not on laptop

The following work fine:
su from konsole
ssh -X-l root localhost .....
AND gnomesu from the cli

but not kdesu

worse comes to worse I'll alias 'kdesu=gnomesu'

XavierP 01-09-2007 05:02 PM

Weird, I've seen this on Debian (and the fix was to uninstall and reinstall KDE IIRC) but not elsewhere. Did you recently do a mass upgrade?

google01103 01-09-2007 06:18 PM

yes, I recently did a KDE upgrade and the only similar problem occurances I found where Debian as you correctly recalled, the solution I remember seeing was to downgrade just the kdesu executables

Since I used the KDE:/KDE3/openSUSE_10.2/ on opensuse.org I assume that others did the same upgrade and would have have the same error. I checked what kde rpms I had installed and they seemed to be consistant except for the 32bit libs which aren't in the upgrade repo.

Seems my alternatives are:
-post to other forums
-downgrade to original kde rpms
-live with it

colucix 01-09-2007 06:47 PM

Less than 24h ago an update to yast2-sudo has been released.

Quote:

yast2-sudo-2.14.3-0.1.noarch.rpm
Description: This patch fixes the problem in yast2-sudo module. Using yast2-sudo to edit /etc/sudoers file may result in corrupt configuration, which makes kdesu defunct.
Can it be of any help?

google01103 01-09-2007 07:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by colucix
Less than 24h ago an update to yast2-sudo has been released.

Can it be of any help?

I had it installed and it didn't fix the problem,its good to know it wasn't my system at fault. I even tried rebooting after the upgrade.

I'll just live with gnomesu for the time being.

thanks,

google01103 01-09-2007 08:18 PM

Found a thread in Suseforums (by way of GoogleGroups)http://www.suseforums.net/index.php?...0&#entry155501
that I used to fix my problem.

I removed the sudo and yast2-sudo rpms and then reinstalled them, I also cleared my sudousers file just in case (of course I saved and reused it). I then tested yast2-sudo and thing went fine when I ran kdesu.

regards,

XavierP 01-10-2007 03:36 AM

Excellent - glad to hear you fixed it and thanks for posting the fix.


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