unable to run synaptic

Kjetil Halvorsen kjetil1001 at gmail.com
Tue Apr 28 21:26:59 UTC 2009


On Tue, Apr 28, 2009 at 16:44, NoOp <glgxg at sbcglobal.net> wrote:

> On 04/28/2009 12:55 PM, Kjetil Halvorsen wrote:
> > On Tue, Apr 28, 2009 at 14:04, NoOp <glgxg at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> >
> >> On 04/28/2009 09:49 AM, Kjetil Halvorsen wrote:
> >> > Yesterday I upgraded from 8.10 to 9.04, and today I am unable to run
> >> > synaptic ! I get a window with the message:
> >> >
> >> > "failed to run /usr/sbin/synaptic  as root, unable to copy the users
> >> > Xauthorization file"
> >> >
> >> > what to do?
> >> >
> >> > Kjetil
> >> >
> >> >
> >>
> >> Please post the output of the following terminal commands:
> >>
> >> $ cat /etc/sudoers
> >> $ groups
> >>
> > I get this output:
> >
> > kjetil at familien:~$ cat /etc/sudoers
> > cat: /etc/sudoers: Permission denied
> > kjetil at familien:~$ sudo cat /etc/sudoers
> > sudo: unable to resolve host familien
> > [sudo] password for kjetil:
> > # /etc/sudoers
> > #
> > # This file MUST be edited with the 'visudo' command as root.
> > #
> > # See the man page for details on how to write a sudoers file.
> > #
> >
> > Defaults    env_reset
> >
> > # Uncomment to allow members of group sudo to not need a password
> > # %sudo ALL=NOPASSWD: ALL
> >
> > # Host alias specification
> >
> > # User alias specification
> >
> > # Cmnd alias specification
> >
> > # User privilege specification
> > root    ALL=(ALL) ALL
> >
> > # Members of the admin group may gain root privileges
> > %admin ALL=(ALL) ALL
> > kjetil at familien:~$ groups
> > kjetil adm dialout cdrom floppy audio dip video plugdev fuse lpadmin
> admin
> > kjetil at familien:~$
> >  kjetil
> >
>
> OK. One more:
>
> $ df
>
> I get this output:


kjetil at familien:~$ df
Filesystem           1K-blocks      Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda1             18544460  18141016         0 100% /
tmpfs                   998256         0    998256   0% /lib/init/rw
varrun                  998256       260    997996   1% /var/run
varlock                 998256         0    998256   0% /var/lock
udev                    998256       156    998100   1% /dev
tmpfs                   998256        76    998180   1% /dev/shm
lrm                     998256      2392    995864   1%
/lib/modules/2.6.28-11-generic/volatile
/dev/sda3            132639748  27968540  97986568  23% /home
overflow                  1024        36       988   4% /tmp
kjetil at familien:~$

One more observation, which might or might not be relevant:
On restarting the system, I get this message, in a pop-up window:
"HPLIP Status Service

No system tray detected on this system, unable to start, exiting. "

Kjetil

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