[Bug 62966] apps>gksu>sudo-mode key

bapoumba bapoumba at gmail.com
Fri Sep 29 12:37:33 UTC 2006

Public bug reported:

Binary package hint: gconf-editor

I am reporting this bug on behalf of several users from the french
speaking ubuntu forum who just made clean dapper installs or dist-

Running apps needing root authentication from the gnome menu ie with
gksu (synaptic for example) brings an error message related to gksu-run-
helper and su : Authentication failure.

users are in adm and admin groups, nothing particular with sources.list,
locale, .Xauthority or .ICEauthority files.

gconf-editor shows lots of missing entries. 
gconf-editor --get /apps/gksu/sudo-mode does not pop up the sudo-mode key panel.

Problem solved with :
cd /usr/share/gconf/schemas
sudo gconf-schemas --register *.schemas

I cannot personnaly reproduce this bug (dapper clean install in july),
but it looks like many people cannot succed in getting graphical root
privilege due to ... what, some «smurk» in the install and even
resintall process.

** Affects: gconf-editor (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: Unconfirmed

apps>gksu>sudo-mode key

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