Jaunty Update Manager is broken

H.S. hs.samix at gmail.com
Tue Jun 9 21:56:45 UTC 2009

Karl F. Larsen wrote:
> H.S. wrote:
>> 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!

Yes, I know, but I was building up the conditions for the query I posted

>> 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.

What do you see in syslog when you are attempting this? And in
/var/log/messages and also in your .xsession-errors?


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