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Month: June 2012

Re: [trinity-users] KdeSudo password problem

From: "Timothy Pearson" <kb9vqf@...>
Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2012 13:43:45 -0500
> Le vendredi 22 juin 2012, Timothy Pearson a écrit :
>> > I used the 'usermod' command to add sudo to the groups that belong to
>> user
>> > marco. I checked with the command 'id' : it shows user marco as part
>> of
>> > the admin and sudo groups.
>> >
>> > But when asked for my password by a kde application in a Kdesudo
>> window, I
>> > still get bumped after 3 tries with the message 'Wrong password.
>> Exiting'.
>> >  Any clues?
>> >
>> > Marco
>> The only thing I can think of off the top of my head is that perhaps
>> tdesu, not tdesudo, is executing.  There was a problem with an incorrect
>> message string in tdesu where it was prompting for the user's password
>> but
>> actually expected the root password; this has been fixed in GIT but has
>> not been repaired in 3.5.13 AFAIK.
>> Tim
> well, I looked in KSysguard, and I found mention of kdesu, not kdesudo.
> So would it be a good idea for me to set up a root password and try that
> in the meantime?
> Marco

Do you have kdesudo-trinity installed?  If so, it is supposed to divert
tdesu and install a symlink from tdesu to tdesudo.

If you want to use tdesu, be aware that when it prompts for the "user
password" it is actually asking for root's password.