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publiosulpicio
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:44 am    Post subject: Gnome 3.2, polkit and adm Reply with quote

Good morning. As many people, I had recently some problems related to the upgrade of polkit. With version 0.106-r2 the problems related to gdm are solved, but still there are things not working. In particular, if I try to unlock gnome-control-center (to add a printer say), the system asks for the adm password (the root password does not work), so I'm not able to unlock gnome-control-center. Note that I have already added my user the adm group. What can I do? Thank's!
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 11:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can confirm this. But adding yourself to adm cannot be the solution, right?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 12:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking here https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=420269#c22 it seems that adding myuser to adm should help. If I understand correctly, if myuser is member of adm I shouldn't be asked any password.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah ok, but that didn't work for me either...
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm also having issues since the recent polkit update on my KDE laptop.

As I mention in this bug thread https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=420269 whenever I perform an action that should require superuser permission the kde polkit applet is now requesting 'admin' or my regular user's password. Not very safe IMHO.

I hope the devs get this sorted out soon. I don't like the idea that one password can expose the innermost workings of my system for exploitation.
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