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Thread: KDESU not working on OpenSuse 11.2

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    Default Re: KDESU not working on OpenSuse 11.2

    The only configuration file for kdesu is in /home/user/.kde4/share/config/kdesurc. Usually nothing but password rules there, but you can check. The kdesu app comes in the kdebase4-runtime package if you want to try reinstalling it. I'm pretty sure that the problem is internal because kdesu is only a gui for su or sudo that temporarily stores your password in memory if you tell it to. Post the contents of your sudoers file. Also check /var/log/messages for kdesu errors.
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    Default Re: KDESU not working on OpenSuse 11.2

    caf4926 wrote:

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    > Works for me
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    > What output do you get in terminal when you do kdesu yast2
    >
    >

    I just noticed if I do kdesu yast2 it works but if I do kdesu yast the
    console just hangs after putting in the root password. Since I always
    use yast2 I never saw the yast hang until a few minutes ago. Could his
    problem be something to do with the link from yast to yast2
    (permissions)?


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    Default Re: KDESU not working on OpenSuse 11.2

    I had this problem today and I tried to backtrack what I was doing before I had this problem. I remembered I was customizing my desktop and change the settings for the number of bullets to show when I am putting my password to three dots for every character I put in. I configured it back to default - one dot per character and kdesu yast2 works again. Check it here...

    Go to Menu -> Configure Desktop -> General Tab -> About Me. At the bottom, there's options for Password Prompts. Select "Shot one bullet for each letter". That fixed it. Hope it works for everyone too..

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    Glad that you could remember what you have been doing before. I had the same problem. Would have never thought that the password entry mode had anything to do with that. Your hint helped me to solve my problem too.

    Thx

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    Default Re: KDESU not working on OpenSuse 11.2

    Quote Originally Posted by mangz74 View Post
    I had this problem today and I tried to backtrack what I was doing before I had this problem. I remembered I was customizing my desktop and change the settings for the number of bullets to show when I am putting my password to three dots for every character I put in. I configured it back to default - one dot per character and kdesu yast2 works again. Check it here...

    Go to Menu -> Configure Desktop -> General Tab -> About Me. At the bottom, there's options for Password Prompts. Select "Shot one bullet for each letter". That fixed it. Hope it works for everyone too..


    I know this is an old thread. Had the problem just now and the above solved it for me. Thanks

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    Default Re: KDESU not working on OpenSuse 11.2

    On 04/03/2013 10:06 AM, jideogunmekan wrote:
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    > I know this is an old thread. Had the problem just now and the above
    > solved it for me. Thanks


    if you have not moved that old (VERY old) version into Evergreen then
    you really should do that right away....because the non-Evergreen
    openSUSE 11.2 has received *no* security updates since May 2011
    [cite: https://en.opensuse.org/Lifetime] and it contains *many*
    publically known security vulnerabilities...

    personally i would either make sure the machine is never connect to
    any network (especially not the internet) *or* i never used it for
    things like banking, online purchases, etc etc etc

    those security hole can be patched with Evergreen, until November of
    this year, see http://tinyurl.com/4aflkpy for details..

    and, begin plans to move to a supported version, before then.

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