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User-admin unlock not function

Postby tri on Sun Jun 29, 2008 4:36 am

I have a problem regarding to the user-admin Unlock feature in Elyssa. It actually works just fine after I log in to Elyssa, but then hided out when I started opening application, for instance, Openoffice. Is that a bug from Ubuntu that could not been stated about?
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Re: User-admin unlock not function

Postby Husse on Sun Jun 29, 2008 12:14 pm

hided out when I started opening application, for instance, Openoffice.

Please explain - Openoffice does not have a lock...
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Re: User-admin unlock not function

Postby tri on Wed Jul 02, 2008 9:38 am

The problem is not from Openoffice. What I tried to say is the Unlock button on Users and Groups, Services, Day and Time configuration suddenly grey out after a short time I log in to system, and not let me make any change. I tried to put regular user under admin group but nothing changes so far. Does anybody have solution?
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Re: User-admin unlock not function

Postby tri on Mon Jul 07, 2008 5:56 am

No one have any solutions for this bug? I search a bit and found that it relates to the PolicyKit and wonder should we wait for their new version. :wink:
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Re: User-admin unlock not function

Postby Husse on Mon Jul 07, 2008 7:15 am

Policy kit is the application that creates the unlock button
I have only seen this report about potential problems so it has gone down the list
Time to look into it...
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Re: User-admin unlock not function

Postby Husse on Tue Jul 08, 2008 1:41 pm

Not at all sure but here are a few suggestions
In /etc/hosts change the first lines to
127.0.0.1 localhost <machinename>
127.0.1.1 <machinename>

The second line should already contain <machinename> so you just add it to the first line
Note hosts is a very important file and you should not play around with it
Run groups in a terminal - this shows what groups you are a member of. If you are the first user you should be a member of admin
Also check /etc/PolicyKit/PolicyKit.conf there should be a line
<define_admin_auth group="admin"/>
in there between
</match>
and
</config>
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