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Old 01-23-2004, 11:27 AM   #1
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Insufficient rights error

I've been running fedora for a while now with no problems until today. When I am logged on as a non-root user and try to execute any system configuration program (ie. synaptic), rather than being prompted for my root password, a windows is opened titled error with the message "insufficient rights" with a close button. I can open a terminal, enter su and execute synaptic fine. I suspect that something has happened to the permissions of the program that red-hat, sorry fedora, executes prior to running synaptic (in this case). The problem is I do not know and have had no luck discovering what this program is. Can anyone shed some light on this for me?

Old 02-18-2009, 07:46 AM   #2
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I am using Mandiva 2009

got the same error.
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Old 02-18-2009, 08:55 AM   #3
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Funny thing is that I've just searched for this problem with Mr. Google and I haven't found something relevant.The thing you can do is to set seteuid for a file(app) that you want with the command;
chmod +s /path/to/the/file
so for example to make sudo run with the root privileges you'll do;
chmod +s /usr/bin/sudo
If you change an executable file to have the setuid bit set then when any other user runs this executable the effective user ID of the process will be switched to the user that owns the file.
I guess that this problem sometimes comes after the system upgrade or update or maybe if the system has been compromised.Consider reporting a bug.

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