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[opensuse] How to debug notifications about failed authentication
  • From: Ted Byers <r.ted.byers@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 5 Jul 2013 18:08:53 -0400
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I installed the 64 bit Opensuse 12.3 (with KDE) on a small, entry
level server. Things generally went flawlessly, with one minor

I get a 'Notification' every few minutes that says, "Authorization
failed" on one line, and "Failed to obtain authentication" on the
next. It gives me only the option to dismiss the nitification by
clicking the little 'x' at the top left of the notification window.

It does not seem to be causing any harm, as the apps I usually use
seem to work as expected. But what is really annoying is that this
notification tells me precisely nothing about what program is
producing the notifications or what service it is failing to get
authorization for. I want notifications, when there are updates
available for the system, and would like to be able to resolve
problems that arise that cause notifications as they arise.

As I am a programmer, and not a system administrator, and with limite
experience with Linux anyway, I have no idea even where to look to
find out what is happening.

So, where do I start?

I'll appreciate any information I receive.


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