Group 'admin' gid problem

Colin Watson cjwatson at
Fri Jul 17 18:05:11 BST 2009

On Fri, Jul 17, 2009 at 08:46:41AM -0400, Edward Lee wrote:
> Fair enough, and I just tried your solution.  The problem with it is
> that some graphical elements of GNOME seem to depend on the user
> being in the 'admin' group.  For example, the Main Menu tool only
> shows/allows to be checked 'Add/Remove Programs' and 'Software Sources'
> when the user is present in the 'admin' group.  It's not a showstopper,
> but it's really annoying at times.

You should be able to configure that in /etc/PolicyKit/PolicyKit.conf.
(In Karmic, possibly also/instead
/etc/polkit-1/localauthority.conf.d/51-ubuntu-admin.conf; I'm not quite
familiar with the new setup yet.)

Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson at]

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