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Old 06-26-2006, 12:21 AM   #1
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I am running 2.6.11-1.1369_FC4

I have a problem. I can't really explain it but I'll try my best. You know how when you want to alter the Security Level over at "Desktop, system settings, and then click on security level" and a popup box appears saying that

"You are attempting to access system security etc etc and you need root privilage please type in root password".............something like that.

Well after you type in the root password a yellow icon appears on the bottom right corner. It's yellow and sort of looks like a police badge. Sound fimiliar? I'm pretty sure you all know what I'm talking about, I hope.

Well anyway, mine doesn't appear anymore. After I type in the password, I am logged in as root but I can not see the yellow icon anymore which means that I can't logout of root. Before it appeared and if I wanted to logout of root, I would right click on that yellow icon and then click on "Forget privilages" but I don't know what happened this time. Basically the yellow icon is not appearing after I type in the root password.

Since it's not appearing, there is only one way that I know of to logout of root and that is to click on "Desktop, logout, then ok" but that will ruin all of my work and then I'll have to log back in again and load up everything which sucks so bad.

From what I know, I need "notification-area-applet2 or notification-area-applet" up and running so that the yellow icon can appear and notify me that I'm logged in as root. I checked my processes over at system monitor and I see that it's not running. I checked over at "ps aux | grep notification-area-applet" but again it's not running.

I did locate the notification-area-applet executable file, it's in my /usr/libexec but yea I don't know how to run/activate it. I tried double clicking on it but doesn't work. What do I have to do to get back notification-area-applet up and running again?

^If the above doesn't work out, is there any way that I can log out of root from the terminal?
Old 06-26-2006, 12:35 AM   #2
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woops nevermind I resolve it, sorry.


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