[SOLVED] gksu AND su-to-root don't give root rights

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[SOLVED] gksu AND su-to-root don't give root rights

Postby TheGatorade on Mon Aug 27, 2012 1:00 pm

Solved, I found out thru gksu --debug that it was trying to authenticate with root... So I just used the root password!

Hi Mint Forum users,

It's a month I'm experiencing this problem.
I use Mint Debian 64bit edition, and when I open a program in the MATE menu requiring root access, after I fill in the form with my password, su-to-root closes when "Giving Rights" (Using italian distro, don't know exact translation)
I'm in the sudo group and I can use sudo and gksu in the terminal, but not directly in a GUI. for example, I can't install a package with GDebi after password prompt.

Contents of my sudoers.tmp (thru visudo):
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# This file MUST be edited with the 'visudo' command as root.
# Please consider adding local content in /etc/sudoers.d/ instead of
# directly modifying this file.
# See the man page for details on how to write a sudoers file.
Defaults        env_reset
Defaults        mail_badpass
Defaults        secure_path="/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin"

# Host alias specification

# User alias specification

# Cmnd alias specification

# User privilege specification
root    ALL=(ALL:ALL) ALL

# Allow members of group sudo to execute any command
%sudo   ALL=(ALL:ALL) ALL

# See sudoers(5) for more information on "#include" directives:

#includedir /etc/sudoers.d

gksu worked the first 5 days after I installed LMDE.
I already tried uninstalling and reinstalling sudo, menu and gksu packages.

Thanks for help and have a nice day!
Last edited by TheGatorade on Thu Aug 30, 2012 2:24 pm, edited 3 times in total.
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Re: gksu doesn't give root rights

Postby Oscar799 on Tue Aug 28, 2012 3:36 am

Moved here by moderator
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Re: gksu doesn't give root rights

Postby TheGatorade on Wed Aug 29, 2012 3:20 pm

Oscar799 wrote:Moved here by moderator

Thanks for moving, sorry for wrong section
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