Jaunty Update Manager is broken
Karl F. Larsen
klarsen1 at gmail.com
Wed Jun 10 02:47:54 UTC 2009
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> On 06/09/2009 06:51 PM, Karl F. Larsen wrote:
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>> NoOp wrote:
>>> On 06/09/2009 01:53 PM, 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.
>>>> Does this ring a bell with anyone? I am thinking but nothing pops up.
>>> It does... can you please report on the results of these commands?
>>> Wait 16 minutes and try:
>>> $ gksu update-manager
>>> Did it prompt you for a password?
>>> Remember that once you've entered your password, sudo, gksu, etc., will
>>> not prompt you again for at least the default of 15 minutes.
>> karl at Jaunty:~$ gksu update-manager
>> karl at Jaunty:~$ sudo update-manager
>> sudo: unable to resolve host Jaunty
>> [sudo] password for karl:
>> karl at Jaunty:~$
>> gksu did nothing. sudo asked for password and then the update manager
>> came up fresh and nice.
> Please post the output of:
> $ cat /etc/hosts
Odd as hell, but when I corrected the hostname in /etc/hosts now the
computer works fine. The problem with all GUI is fixed. Thanks Noop!
Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
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