Root GUI access?
stephenhinton "at" gmail.com
Wed Mar 30 23:33:01 2005
Some new information on this problem.
I CAN log into VNC as root and have no issues running any gui tool i want
I CANNOT log in as joe user and then open a gui tool requiring root
authentication. I get the screen to provide the root password, I
provide it, but the tool doesnt display.
I have no problems with this if logged into the local console.
On Wed, 30 Mar 2005 12:37:54 -0800, Collins, Kevin (MindWorks)
[Contractor] <KCollins "at" chevrontexaco.com> wrote:
> Take a look at /etc/X11/gdm/gdm.conf for these parameters:
> One or both need to be true... You'll have to test it out.
> -----Original Message-----
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> Behalf Of Stephen Hinton
> Sent: Wednesday, March 30, 2005 12:09 PM
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> Subject: Root GUI access?
> I have got VNC running as an on-demand service. I can log in
> successfully and get a desktop. However, When I try to open any
> screen that requires root authority I get teh prompt for the root
> password, put that password in, and then the screen never loads.
> Again, This it probably more of a linux problem than a VNC problem.
> I can't figure it out however, and I'd guess someone else has had this
> Using Fedora, with a KDE desktop, but a GDM login manager. XDMCP is
> enabled (otherwise i couldnt get the login screen) and root remote
> login is enabled in GDM
> The end game is to be able to administer entirely by remote, but still
> have the nice GUI tools to work with.
> Just a note for those who are hemoraghing over my desire to log in as
> root via an 'unprotected' VNC session, I am running it through an SSH
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