Jaunty Update Manager is broken

Karl F. Larsen klarsen1 at gmail.com
Tue Jun 9 21:33:45 UTC 2009


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H.S. wrote:
> Karl F. Larsen wrote:
>> 	First anything done right with the Terminal works fine. I just used the
>> Terminal to start the Synpatic File Manager and re-load the Update
>> Manager I had just killed. It doesn't work right because of the "root"
>> problem. I am on Jaunty now and have discovered what the problem is.
>>
>>
>> 	Any call that requires a user supply a password before you use the
>> application does not work. I have tried many times and the call to the
>> password panel just times out and your effort dies.
> 
> So, let me get this straight:
> 
> 1. Doing "sudo aptitude update" (or any other command requiring sudo)
> works. This requires you to type in the password when you use sudo for
> the first time. Sudo remembers your authorization for some time then.

	As I JUST said above, everything in a Terminal WORKS!


> 
> 2. When you open Synaptics and feed in your password (the same one that
> you used in Step 1 above; let us know if this is not so), the GUI
> application does not work.
> 


	As I said above, Any GUI request for a password before starting the
application FAILS because the password panel NEVER comes up.


> 3. Note that if you used sudo recently and start synaptics from the
> command line, it will probably not require your password again (sudo
> might have remembered your authorization).
> 
> If this is correct, the problem might be the way you are entering the
> password. Confirm that you are using exactly the same keyboard layout
> (or input method) in both cases.
> 


	The keyboard works perfect on Hardy, same EXACT computer.
> Regards.
> 
> 
73 Karl


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