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[opensuse] root password lost in kde
  • From: Paul Ollion <pollion@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 25 Jan 2007 20:33:12 +0100
  • Message-id: <200701252033.12928.pollion@xxxxxxxxx>
Hello list
I have a problem with kde on my new SuSE 10.2. It worked during the first
days after install, and this curious behaviour appeared after an upgrade :
whenever I try to launch yast2, or the file manager in superuser mode I give
the root password and get a message saying it is a wrong password.

It must be a kde problem : I can open a console, su to root and launch these
services manually. The root password is good.
Here is one the messages I get after each failure

atelier : Jan 25 12:00:09 : paulus : user NOT in sudoers ; TTY=pts/3 ;
PWD=/home/paulus ; USER=root ; COMMAND=/opt/kde3/bin/kdesu_stub -

I searched the archives and found an old trick from Sept 12 2004.
message id :<200409122304.41133
It said go to the console, log in as root, run init 3, remove the
directory /var/tmp/kdecache-root and rename the /root/kde folder, then run
init 5 and log in normally.
I just renamed these directories, but it does not work. Could anyone enlighten
me ?
Paul Ollion
Proud Linux user SuSE 10.2
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