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Month: November 2011

Re: [trinity-devel] Lenny maintance and sudo use

From: Darrell Anderson <humanreadable@...>
Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2011 08:07:54 -0800 (PST)
> On the other hand, I would like to emphasize an aspect that
> has been discussed before by this list: TDE is not neutral
> in the use of su/sudo, use sudo by default due Ubuntu
> heritage, but the reality is that numerous distributions use
> su instead of sudo. Although you can change this setting
> (some people already explained earlier in this list several
> times), edit configuration files may seem complicated to the
> newbies: it would be much easier if TDE allow easily choose
> the authentication mechanism instead of using sudo by
> default.

Hopefully we see an effort in R14 to restore the behavior of su and kdesu as expected in non 'buntu/Debian distros. I filed bug reports 388 and 393 addressing the issues back with 3.5.12.

Lately we have been addressing topics about improving TDE and improving awareness. Little things like this go far with respect to public relations and perceptions.

Last night I posted additional information in bug report 393 that the problem might be ICE related. A noticeable message I saw in my xsession log:

Session management error: Authentication Rejected, reason : None of the authentication protocols specified are supported and host-based authentication failed
Searching the source code I notice the prefix part of the error message is found in /qt3/src/kernel/qapplication_x11.cpp. The remainder of the message is found in kdelibs/dcop/KDE-ICE/process.c.

Is this an ICE authentication problem? A password encryption and build problem like we saw recently with KDM? That might explain why root's config files are not used.