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    Default Re: Sudo not working in Konsole

    On 2012-05-08 15:09, malcolmlewis wrote:
    > Nah, much simpler to run chkstat....


    Interesting. Ah, it is what "SuSEconfig --module permissions" uses. To
    apply the proper permissions to the entire filesystem you need a list of
    the entire filesystem in the appropriate format, which we don't have.

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    Default Re: Sudo not working in Konsole

    Hi friends,
    Thanks for trying to help me out.
    Pardon my ignorance for I can understand completely nothing from your discussions.
    Let me explain my scenario:
    First I had openSUSE 12.1 installed with gnome 3.
    With gnome 3, there was no problem like this. sudo "somecommand" would work fine like for example: sudo nautilus

    Then I liked to play with customizations of KDE. and so I installed KDE 4 from the yast software manager.
    Ever since I installed KDE, this problem persists. That is, for instance, "sudo nautilus" or "sudo dolphin" would return the error as given in the first post.
    No matter which desktop environment i choose (gnome/kde) this problem persists.
    And I one more thing,
    During login session window, (where we choose which deskop environment) I have gnome and two entries for kde (as "kde plasma"). Is this the cause of problem? As you all know, I am only a student penguin, I cant understand what you were discussing. Could anyone spare your time to elaborate it?

    Thanks,
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    This is getting a bit time consuming and the missus will call me to dnner in a few minutes. After that we go for some running. So you may have to wait a bit or read what others want to teach you.

    This has nothing to do with your desktop. sudo is a good old command older then desktps.

    For understanding this, you should understand file ownership (by user and group) and file protection (by read-, write- and execute-bits for user, group and world). This is very basic in Unix/Linux. Can you post back if we can skip teaching you this because you understand it?
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    Default Re: Sudo not working in Konsole

    Quote Originally Posted by hcvv View Post
    This is getting a bit time consuming and the missus will call me to dnner in a few minutes. After that we go for some running. So you may have to wait a bit or read what others want to teach you.

    This has nothing to do with your desktop. sudo is a good old command older then desktps.

    For understanding this, you should understand file ownership (by user and group) and file protection (by read-, write- and execute-bits for user, group and world). This is very basic in Unix/Linux. Can you post back if we can skip teaching you this because you understand it?
    Can you point a good article explaining that? I cannot find any article related to file permissions in swerdna's website.(I mean according to me, no one writes openSUSE clearer than swerdna )
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    Quote Originally Posted by thinkanish View Post
    Can you point a good article explaining that? I cannot find any article related to file permissions in swerdna's website.(I mean according to me, no one writes openSUSE clearer than swerdna )
    This is the first one I found using Google. Seems reasonable OOK: Linux file permissions
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    On 2012-05-08 16:56, thinkanish wrote:

    > And I one more thing,
    > During login session window, (where we choose which deskop environment)
    > I have gnome and two entries for kde (as "kde plasma"). Is this the
    > cause of problem? As you all know, I am only a student penguin, I cant
    > understand what you were discussing. Could anyone spare your time to
    > elaborate it?


    The problem is that your sudo is broken, and probably something more. It is
    either your doing, or it is somebody else's doing - and it is not related
    at all to installing kde.

    That somebody else - like a hacker - could modify your sudo, is
    preoccupying, because you don't recognize having done it yourself.

    At a minimum, you have to reinstall sudo, and who knows what more.

    If you don't understand this, I don't know what more to say. Perhaps you
    should reinstall, or get somebody to look over your system.

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    On Wed, 09 May 2012 03:08:06 +0530, Carlos E. R.
    <robin_listas@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:

    > On 2012-05-08 16:56, thinkanish wrote:
    >
    >> And I one more thing,
    >> During login session window, (where we choose which deskop environment)
    >> I have gnome and two entries for kde (as "kde plasma"). Is this the
    >> cause of problem? As you all know, I am only a student penguin, I cant
    >> understand what you were discussing. Could anyone spare your time to
    >> elaborate it?

    >
    > The problem is that your sudo is broken, and probably something more. It
    > is
    > either your doing, or it is somebody else's doing - and it is not related
    > at all to installing kde.
    >
    > That somebody else - like a hacker - could modify your sudo, is
    > preoccupying, because you don't recognize having done it yourself.
    >
    > At a minimum, you have to reinstall sudo, and who knows what more.
    >
    > If you don't understand this, I don't know what more to say. Perhaps you
    > should reinstall, or get somebody to look over your system.
    >


    certainly better to be safe than sorry, but how likely is it that his
    machine has been hacked?

    fixed IP address and services open to the internet? many half- or
    not-at-all trusted people access to the machine? big stakes, like online
    banking for the whole neighborhood?

    if not, and it's just a "normal" PC used by somebody who still has a lot
    to learn and perhaps his family, i'd think that neither the risk is that
    great (avoid online banking for a while...), nor the probability that it's
    anything else but user error, i.e., he didn't exactly know what he was
    doing, and ended up this way.

    if it was me, i'd reinstall sudo and hope for the best...but i'm not very
    concerned about security i must admit. it's probably wiser to listen to
    carlos...

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    On Tue, 08 May 2012 21:54:36 +0000, phanisvara das wrote:

    > if it was me, i'd reinstall sudo and hope for the best...but i'm not
    > very concerned about security i must admit. it's probably wiser to
    > listen to carlos...


    I'd also be inclined to run rkhunter as well as using RPM to verify each
    installed package on the system. Takes a little knowledge to do the
    latter and properly ignore changes that are valid (like configuration
    file changes in some cases).

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    On 2012-05-08 23:54, phanisvara das wrote:
    > On Wed, 09 May 2012 03:08:06 +0530, Carlos E. R. <> wrote:


    > certainly better to be safe than sorry, but how likely is it that his
    > machine has been hacked?


    Improbable, but no idea.

    The problem is that the OP doesn't even know how this happened. He doesn't
    understand the issue, and that is another problem.


    > if not, and it's just a "normal" PC used by somebody who still has a lot to
    > learn and perhaps his family, i'd think that neither the risk is that great
    > (avoid online banking for a while...), nor the probability that it's
    > anything else but user error, i.e., he didn't exactly know what he was
    > doing, and ended up this way.


    It is quite possible that it was user error, but which? He does not know,
    he blames KDE installation.

    > if it was me, i'd reinstall sudo and hope for the best...but i'm not very
    > concerned about security i must admit. it's probably wiser to listen to
    > carlos...


    I do not know for sure, I'm not a real security expert. But I'm afraid. If
    I saw such a change in my system I would be very scared.


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    On 2012-05-09 00:09, Jim Henderson wrote:

    > I'd also be inclined to run rkhunter as well as using RPM to verify each
    > installed package on the system. Takes a little knowledge to do the
    > latter and properly ignore changes that are valid (like configuration
    > file changes in some cases).


    Another possibility is "rpm -qa --verify", but the resulting list needs
    interpretation.

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