System Tools tell me "The configuration could not be loaded..."
jani.monoses at gmail.com
Tue Jan 9 10:42:29 GMT 2007
Harold Aling wrote:
> Stefan Schwarzburg wrote:
>> I have a problem. After Alternate CD installation, the systemtools
>> (like the one to configure the network cards) worked from the menu.
>> Than I did a upgrade of all available packages and now I allways get
>> this message when I try to start these tools: "The configuration could
>> not be loaded / You are not allowed to access the system
>> configuration. " I can however do "sudo xterm" and then in this new
>> terminal type "network-admin". Then I get the systemtool.
> Same here on 2 machines (both Edgy -> one upgrade, one fresh install)
> I (harold) am a member of the 'admin' group:
> harold at DBWS439:~$ id
> uid=1000(harold) gid=1000(harold)
> harold at DBWS439:~$ cat /etc/group|grep adm
> harold at DBWS439:~$ ls -la `which network-admin`
> -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 104096 2006-10-02 17:05 /usr/bin/network-admin
> Which group do I need to join to be able to launch the system tools from
> the menu again?
Try adding yourself to the root group see if it works.
Alternately add gksu in the Exec line of the desktop files installed by
In edgy-updates (after edgy released) system-config-backends and
gnome-system-tools have been changed to not allow admin group members
launch the tools w/o giving a password. At least gnome-system-tools
change seems to be in edgy-proposed still, not in updates so I am not
sure what the status is. Since xubuntu-system-tools is still built from
a separate source package than gnome-system-tools although they use the
same upstream tarball x-s-t needs the patch to work with the newer
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