Cannot run mintInstall

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Cannot run mintInstall

Postby dimi on Wed Mar 20, 2013 2:15 pm

When I try to run Software Manager, I get the window asking me for the root password and after that nothing happens.

From terminal running
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$ mintinstall -d

Gives me
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xauth: -a955c6979f86385411f12aa818f056f5
-
display: -:0-
final xauth: -a955c6979f86385411f12aa818f056f5
-
final display: -:0-
STARTUP_ID: gksu/|usr|lib|linuxmint|mintInstall|mintInstall.py 'dimi' '|home|dimi'/9822-0-white_TIME0
gksu_context_run: buf: -Wachtwoord: -
no password on keyring
DEBUG (run:after-pass) buf: -Wachtwoord: -
-EBUG (run:post-after-pass) buf: -
-EBUG (run:post-after-pass) buf: -su: Authenticatie fout
-EBUG (auth_failed) buf: -su: Authenticatie fout


My LMDE is installed in Dutch, but it basicly says "Authentication Error".

Anywone have an idea how to resolve this?
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Re: Cannot run mintInstall

Postby xenopeek on Wed Mar 20, 2013 2:19 pm

dimi wrote:When I try to run Software Manager, I get the window asking me for the root password and after that nothing happens.

You don't, it is asking for your own password.
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Re: Cannot run mintInstall

Postby dimi on Sun Mar 24, 2013 7:25 am

OK, so I give in my own password and nothing happens. The problem stays the same: I cannot run mintInstall.
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Re: Cannot run mintInstall

Postby muffin on Mon Mar 25, 2013 3:09 pm

Hello,

Are you trying to run mintinstall from a secondary user account, ie. not the user account you created when you installed Mint? If so, I think this might be the same problem as I'm experiencing:
viewtopic.php?f=190&t=129383

As user uid 1000, I can run mintinstall normally, and it accepts my password as "the administrative password".

As another user (say "newuser"), I get the following:
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$ gksu mintinstall

...fails with newuser's password, but works if I enter the password of user uid 1000. This is the same as running Software Manager from the menu, it seems.

Yet:
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$ gksudo mintinstall

...accepts newuser's password and works. So maybe that's a workaround for you?

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