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Old 04-30-2009, 10:50 AM   #1
Vassos
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Problems accessing several gnome setting


I use to have several problems , when i mixed up something with my users
and groups. The problems where that i could not access network-admin, or 'users and groups'. I can open them, read them but i am not able to do something.


After some directions i , changed the su's password and tried to open the through 'gksu'. Nothing changed

But after i changed the password, when i open the 'network-admin' there is an option 'Unlock' but wen i press it it says 'Unable to authenticate'
and the still i cannot change my settings.

Any ideas
 
Old 04-30-2009, 08:15 PM   #2
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Problems accessing several gnome settings

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Originally Posted by Vassos View Post
I use to have several problems , when i mixed up something with my users
and groups. The problems where that i could not access network-admin, or 'users and groups'. I can open them, read them but i am not able to do something.


After some directions i , changed the su's password and tried to open the through 'gksu'. Nothing changed

But after i changed the password, when i open the 'network-admin' there is an option 'Unlock' but wen i press it it says 'Unable to authenticate'
and the still i cannot change my settings.

Any ideas
1. Check your logs esp chkrootkit and rkhunter
2. Can you chmod the files to say 750?
3. Can you completely uninstall including /etc/.conf files for rkhunter
and chkrootkit and reinstall them?
4. Run these two programs, and read the LOGS.

Cheers
 
Old 05-01-2009, 04:48 AM   #3
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hi again
So i didnt have those programs on my computer so i installed them.
First i did the rkhunter test.


I dont really understand what the rootkit is so i cannot really follow the log file.
And chkrootkit didnt found any infected files.
Attached Files
File Type: txt rkhunter.txt (74.7 KB, 3 views)
 
Old 05-01-2009, 08:50 PM   #4
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hi again

I dont really understand what the rootkit is so i cannot really follow the log file.
And chkrootkit didnt found any infected files.
These things should become a daily habit. There are too many rootkits to discuss here. Google about them should give you some idea. You really don't want these on your computer.

It may be tedious but without knowing what services you have installed on your computer it is difficult to know if for example swat is a problem or not. Just google if needed. It may also be a good idea to install unhide and skdet and run rkhunter again as well as editing /etc/rkhunter.conf file to do all the tests and run it. Read /var/log/ and /var/cache logs as they often give more information than just output on screen.

Basically looking for rootkits as an intruder may change file permissions, as well as other stuff.

Cheers
 
  


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