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Old 04-16-2007, 05:08 AM   #1
Registered: Oct 2005
Distribution: Manjaro
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kdesu gives incorrect password error with correct password.

when i run somthing graphical that needs root privliges i woudl normally getr a kdesu prompt box pop up asking for my root password.
eg if i start YAST from the K menu

however when i enter my root paswrd it tells me that it is incorrect when i know that i entered it correctly. (yes i have chesked stupid things like caps lock)

i changed my root password hoping taht thsis would resyncronise things but still get teh same error.

currently every time i need to do anthing as root i have to call it from a command line where i can su - without problembs.
this can be hard where you are calling somthing with several lines of arguments.

anyone have any idea how to fix this?
Old 04-16-2007, 10:34 AM   #2
Registered: Oct 2005
Location: Scotland, UK
Distribution: Kubuntu 9.10, ubuntu 8.04.2 server
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I had the same problem. never got it fixed, but it was time for me to upgrade, so a clean install fixed it.


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