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teknocrust
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 7:54 pm    Post subject: sudo refuses to work only in X Reply with quote

hey all, i'm running slim and awesome-wm

I am having a problem where sudo doesn't work while i'm in an X session... otherwise its fine
not sure what to do!!

any tips would be great!!

it outputs no errors and just sits, never delivers a password prompt..

my ck-list-sessions looks fine.. and logs don't reveal anything.. it shows pam open then session then fail after i beak out of sudo..
Code:

[pam_ssh] can't get passphrase from PAM
[sudo] pam_unix(sudo:auth): conversation failed
[sudo] pam_unix(sudo:auth): auth could not identify password for [foo]


let me know if you want any other logs
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

you might install net-misc/ssh-askpass-fullscreen which may supply what pam_ssh is loking for
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I installed that package and i still have the same issue
should sudo be using the ssh prompt to supply its password? that seems weird.

nobody else is having issues with /dev/tty and sudo lately??
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

post the output of
Code:

su -c 'cat /etc/sudoers'



and then look at the shell your user is to be using.......

Code:

cat /etc/passwd

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