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Bug 154976 - "Administrator mode" button doesn't work in kcontrol
Summary: "Administrator mode" button doesn't work in kcontrol
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kdebase
Version: 4
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ngo Than
QA Contact: Ben Levenson
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-04-15 09:06 UTC by Mary Ellen Foster
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2005-04-26 09:41:59 UTC

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Description Mary Ellen Foster 2005-04-15 09:06:49 UTC
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Description of problem:
On some of the KDE Control Centre modules, there's an "Administrator mode" button that lets you type in the root password and do some system-level configuration. In the latest Fedora KDE, it doesn't seem to work: I click the button, type the root password into the resulting dialogue box, wait a couple of seconds, and then it shows the initial KControl screen instead of the administrator-mode version of the module I was working in.

This happens at least with the "Login Manager" and "Font Installer" modules.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start KDE Control Centre
2. Choose "System Administration" - "Login Manager"
3. Press "Administrator mode"
4. Type root password into dialogue box

Actual Results:  It showed the "Welcome to the KDE Control Centre" screen again

Expected Results:  It should have shown me the "Login Manager" module in administrator mode

Additional info:

Comment 1 Ngo Than 2005-04-18 10:11:23 UTC
it's not reproduceable in latest rawhide. could you please do update to latest
rawhide and verify it please. Thanks

Comment 2 Mary Ellen Foster 2005-04-22 09:01:55 UTC
Still happens in latest rawhide ...

Comment 3 Ngo Than 2005-04-25 16:42:51 UTC
it's strange, i'm not able to reproduce it. Could you please try with a new user?

Comment 4 Mary Ellen Foster 2005-04-26 09:41:59 UTC
Yes, with a new user, it worked fine on the "login manager" tab. Popped up an
error message about "Unable to create /usr/share/apps/kdm/faces" (or something
very similar, I'm not in front of that computer now) but it worked. Weird. Sorry
for the false alarm.

Comment 5 Neil Grover 2005-04-27 07:14:39 UTC
don't know if this helps, but kcontrol was working fine for me (including the
administrator mode buttons).........until one time I did a "sudo kcontrol" from
the command line. After that, everytime i used kcontrol as a regular user the
administrator buttons did not work, it would just kick me back to the blue
colored screen with the links.

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