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#1 2021-09-11 12:07:04

swarfendor437
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From: Somewhere off Atlantis
Registered: 2020-10-28
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[SOLVED] Different su issue!

Yes I've searched the su passwd solution and reset the same passwd and rebooted. Not an issue in Konsole but if I want to run Synaptic to check apps or run Apper to update the system, the graphical password box reports back incorrect password - even though it works when su in terminal (konsole) on KDE desktop.
Could it be an X.authority issue? Or does Devuan not use that?
Thanks.
(Only just started this issue today).

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#2 2021-09-11 15:08:41

Head_on_a_Stick
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Re: [SOLVED] Different su issue!

swarfendor437 wrote:

if I want to run Synaptic

How are you starting Synaptic?

swarfendor437 wrote:

the graphical password box reports back incorrect password - even though it works when su in terminal

Which password are you entering? I think pkexec will expect the user's password so if you're entering the root password (as you would for the su command) then it won't work.

swarfendor437 wrote:

Only just started this issue today

If the behaviour has changed recently then we should probably check your sources so please also post the output of

apt policy

antifa ftw!

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#3 2021-09-11 21:09:52

swarfendor437
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Re: [SOLVED] Different su issue!

Thanks Head_on_a_Stick,

I normally run Synaptic via the menu (KDE Tiled Menu search bar) then the password box pops up. I also have Virtual Machine Manager run at boot time and that normally asks for root password. When I installed Devuan 3.1.1. 'beowulf' on the new Hard Drive I opted for separate Root password - I don't have myself as a 'sudoer'.
Here is the output of 'apt policy'

root@devuanone:/home/swarfendor437# apt policy
Package files:
 100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     release a=now
 500 http://liveusb.info/multisystem/depot all/main amd64 Packages
     release v=all,o=liveusb.info,a=all,n=all,l=Dêpot MultiSystem liveusb.info,c=main,b=amd64
     origin liveusb.info
 500 http://deb.devuan.org/merged beowulf-updates/main amd64 Packages
     release v=3.0.0,o=Devuan,a=stable-updates,n=beowulf-updates,l=Devuan,c=main,b=amd64
     origin deb.devuan.org
 500 http://deb.devuan.org/merged beowulf-security/main amd64 Packages
     release v=3.0.0,o=Devuan,a=stable-security,n=beowulf-security,l=Devuan-Security,c=main,b=amd64
     origin deb.devuan.org
 500 http://deb.devuan.org/merged beowulf/main amd64 Packages
     release v=3.0,o=Devuan,a=stable,n=beowulf,l=Devuan,c=main,b=amd64
     origin deb.devuan.org
Pinned packages:
root@devuanone:/home/swarfendor437#

Thanks for your time.

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#4 2021-09-12 20:02:04

swarfendor437
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Registered: 2020-10-28
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Re: [SOLVED] Different su issue!

Out of curiosity, I used my password for Virtual Machine Manager (KVM/Qemu) and it launched! Must be pkexec that I was not aware of! LOL!

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