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Old 07-24-2003, 03:22 AM   #1
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RedHat 9/GNOME insufficient rights

I'm using RedHat 9 and it was working fine, but now I can't use the shutdown option in GNOME anymore, it just says "insufficient rights". When I use shutdown or reboot from the login screen, it just reloads the login screen.

Also, I can't use most of the system tools. Previously I would get a popup saying "Give root password", but now I just get a popup saying 'Insufficient rights", even when I login as root in GNOME.

I still can use "shutdown -h now" from a terminal as root to shut down, but this is very inconvenient. Any suggestions to what is wrong?

The problem might have been caused by the fact that I reinstalled X and GNOME from the the RedHat CDs. I'm not sure however whether the "insufficient rights" problems came directly after that, or later.

Thanks for any help,

Old 07-24-2003, 04:19 AM   #2
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Hi jheijmans!!!

Try doing this. At Gnome's menu, go into:

System Settings >> User Groups

Choose your user name and click into "properties" button above. Check to see if everything looks correct. In this little window you are now, go into "Groups" tab. There you can change add/remove some permissions to this user.

Good luck
Old 07-24-2003, 04:34 AM   #3
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Hi Megaman X,

I tried this, but I get the very same popup saying "Insufficient Rights" when I want to start the System Settings >> User Groups.

Maybe this helps to find a solution: I also tried to run the command (/usr/bin/redhat-config-users) from a terminal window as root, but it said "userhelper must be setuid root".




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