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Old 09-08-2010, 08:12 AM   #1
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you have failed to provide proper authentication?

Hi there,

i am using fedora 12(32 bit),when i tryed to uninstall program pidgin from system->administration->add/remove programs i got an error message saying tat YOU FAILED TO PROVID PROPER AUTHENTICATION,so i was jst wondering if we can sign in as root through gui.

the problem with my pidgin app was that whenever i tryed to start that application, it appears for like 4-5 sec and then disappears! so i thought of reinstalling the pidgin.

if anyone have come across such kind of problem please help me out!

Kind Regards,
Old 09-08-2010, 09:57 AM   #2
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signing in as root in a gui is never smart, but you can do all work through a shell as root or using sudo. You can use yum to install, uninstall etc. through a shell.
Old 09-19-2010, 06:37 AM   #3
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thanks for the response.i unistalled pidgin since it was giving me a problem on its startup(appears for 2sec n window disappears),now when i reinstalled it through terminal,the problem still i tryied to unistall the plugins of pidign(add/remove programs) it says proper authentication need? i would be really gratefull, if you could suggest me the solution to this problem ?

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Old 09-19-2010, 06:44 AM   #4
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output when i tryied to run pidign through terminal:

[Manish@Home ~]$ pidgin
Pidgin 2.7.3-1.fc12 has segfaulted and attempted to dump a core file.
This is a bug in the software and has happened through
no fault of your own.

If you can reproduce the crash, please notify the developers
by reporting a bug at:

Please make sure to specify what you were doing at the time
and post the backtrace from the core file. If you do not know
how to get the backtrace, please read the instructions at
Aborted (core dumped)
Old 09-23-2010, 09:40 AM   #5
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