[CentOS] How do graphical admin tools requiring root get authentication?

Mon Mar 17 15:30:22 UTC 2014
Samuel Winchenbach <swinchen at gmail.com>

I just tried x2go - Same problems.

On Mon, Mar 17, 2014 at 11:18 AM, Samuel Winchenbach <swinchen at gmail.com>wrote:

> Well the slow dialog isn't the problem so much.
> I have disabled selinux just to remove one variable from the problem!
> Here are a list of applications and if they prompt for the root password
> correctly:
> "Add/Remove Software" -  Application start fine, but when I click apply I
> get "Authorization Failed" dialog box.
> "Authentication" - Works great!
> "Firewall" - I get an
> org.fedoraproject.slip.dbus.service.PolKit.NotAuthroized.org.fedoraproject.config.firewall.auth
> error dialog box on start.
> "Services" - Application starts fine, but it never prompts for root
> password and none of the buttons (enable, disable, start, stop, restart)
> seem to do anything
> "Software Update" - Application starts fine but "Install Updates" doesn't
> do anything.
> "Users and Groups" - Works great!
> So it is strange that "Authentication" and "Users and Groups" work great,
> but the other fail one way or another.  Different authentication
> mechanisms?  I am really quite lost.
> Sam
> On Mon, Mar 17, 2014 at 10:57 AM, Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>wrote:
>> On Mon, Mar 17, 2014 at 8:50 AM, Samuel Winchenbach <swinchen at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>> >
>> > The "several minutes" to open a window is not a rendering issue.  The
>> user
>> > experience overall is _very_ good.  As I use it more and more I can not
>> > seem to recreate the delayed root prompt.
>> >
>> > We have used freenx in the past, but with the change of licensing in the
>> > newest release and several difficulties (mostly involving Max OSX
>> clients)
>> > we have decided to go with RDP.
>> Note that x2go does approximately the same as freenx/NX, using some of
>> the same supporting libraries. However, it is all open source,
>> including the cross-platform clients.   I had some problems with
>> earlier versions, but the current version seems pretty good and might
>> be worth another look.  It is somewhat nicer than the old NX client on
>> windows because it allows resizing the window after startup - and
>> resizes the remote desktop to match.  It also claims to connect audio
>> and client disk shares, but I haven't used those features.
>> A couple of things that can cause long delays that seem kind of random
>> are the first of your DNS servers failing with a timeout before the
>> retry to the good one, or something that does an IDENT query to log
>> the remote socket user hitting a firewall that silently drops the
>> packet instead of rejecting with an ICMP.
>> --
>>   Les Mikesell
>>     lesmikesell at gmail.com
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